Russia and Georgia

Verkhny Lars closed due to avalanche danger

Verkhny Lars closed due to avalanche danger

The road from Georgia to the Verkhny Lars border pass is closed for all types of vehicles, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia reported citing Georgian Interior Ministry. It was closed due to avalanche danger.  …

Upper Lars closed due to avalanche danger

Upper Lars closed due to avalanche danger

The road along the Kazbegi-Verkhny Lars checkpoint on the Georgian-Russian border is closed due to avalanche danger, the website of the Department of Motorways Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia reports. The …

 Russia helps Georgia to get closer to Europe

Russia helps Georgia to get closer to Europe

Dialogue between Georgia and Russia has contributed to a certain extent to the implementation of a successful European project, the Georgian prime minister’s special representative for relations with Russia, Zurab …

Putin tells German FM he wants better ties

Putin tells German FM he wants better ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the visiting German foreign minister that he would like to improve ties between the two countries, Star Tribune reports. Putin on Thursday received German Foreign Minister …

Woman convicted in Russia for text messages pardoned

Woman convicted in Russia for text messages pardoned

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pardoned a woman convicted of treason last year for sending text messages about military movements near Georgia’s breakaway republic. The Kremlin published Putin’s decree …

Lavrov names the condition for abolition of visas for Georgian citizens

Lavrov names the condition for abolition of visas for Georgian citizens

The restoration of diplomatic relations and closer cooperation in the field of security between the two countries is the main condition for easing visa regime between Russia and Georgia, Russian Foreign …

Karasin on restoring ties with Georgia: all depends on Tbilisi

Karasin on restoring ties with Georgia: all depends on Tbilisi

The restoration of Russian-Georgian diplomatic relations depend on the initiative of Tbilisi, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said. "It depends on the Georgian side. We have not severed …

Upper Lars: snow and ice slow traffic

Upper Lars: snow and ice slow traffic

Adverse weather conditions have significantly slowed the traffic in the direction of the Georgian-Russian border, on the Mtskheta-Stepantsminda-Lars highway, a statement posted on the website of the Department of Roads of the Ministry of Regional …

Russian Foreign Ministry not ruling out visa-free regime with Georgia

Russian Foreign Ministry not ruling out visa-free regime with Georgia

Moscow is committed to simplification of the visa regime with Georgia and considers visa-free travel a possible option in the long run, the Russian Foreign Ministry said following Tuesday's meeting of Russian Deputy Foreign Minister …

 Alexey Levykin on role of Caucasus in State Historical Museum

Alexey Levykin on role of Caucasus in State Historical Museum

The history of the Caucasus as the homeland of ancient civilizations on the territory of the Russian Federation is very well represented in the Russian State Historical Museum, the Director of the State History Museum, Alexey …

Margvelashvili wants to hold meeting with Putin

Margvelashvili wants to hold meeting with Putin

The relationship between Moscow and Tbilisi is currently based on 'strategic tolerance', and the meeting of two president is needed to improve situation, the Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said. …

Maya Lomidze: South Caucasus extremely interested in attracting Russian tourists

Maya Lomidze: South Caucasus extremely interested in attracting Russian tourists

The South Caucasus is extremely interested in attracting Russian tourists, the executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, Maya Lomidze, said, speaking to Vestnik Kavkaza, adding that each country has …

The U.S. will choose ‘containment’ strategy with Russia

The U.S. will choose ‘containment’ strategy with Russia

No matter who is in the White House, Washington’s imperative to contain regional hegemons will continue to be a mainstay of its foreign policy

Maria Zakharova to Vestnik Kavkaza: Russia wants to promote constructive relations with Georgia

Maria Zakharova to Vestnik Kavkaza: Russia wants to promote constructive relations with Georgia

Moscow seeks constructive progress in relations with Georgia, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said to the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza. "As far as relations with Georgia go, we noted all …

Zurab Abashidze: We want to help as much as possible to stabilize the situation in the South Caucasus

Zurab Abashidze: "We want to help as much as possible to stabilize the situation in the South Caucasus"

The Georgian Prime Minister's Special Representative for Relations with Russia on the upcoming consultations

Georgia and Gazprom drawn line under era

Georgia and Gazprom drawn line under era

Tbilisi has not yet been freed from the 'phobia of gas' due to a possible lack of energy

Russia to start paying Georgia financial compensation for gas transit

Russia to start paying Georgia financial compensation for gas transit

Russia's Gazprom and the Georgian Energy Ministry reached an agreement, according to which Georgia will shift to a system of financial compensation for the transit of Russian gas into Armenia, the Georgian Deputy Prime Minister, Energy …

Gazprom Export offers Georgia package proposal on gas transportation to Armenia

Gazprom Export offers Georgia package proposal on gas transportation to Armenia

A regular meeting of the General Director of OOO Gazprom Export Elena Burmistrova and Georgia’s Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze took place in Minsk on January 10. Gazprom Export has offered a guaranteed …

Georgia 2016: win for Georgian Dream, defeat for lari

Georgia 2016: win for Georgian Dream, defeat for lari

This year in Georgia ends with the win of Georgian Dream in the fight with United National Movement and the biggest devaluation of the national currency, so the country enters 2017 in the not so holiday mood, Georgian experts said in an interview …

Karasin: Russia ready to work with Georgia on visa liberalization

Karasin: Russia ready to work with Georgia on visa liberalization

Russia remains open for work with Georgia on visa liberalization and expects positive shifts on the issue in 2017, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said. "President Vladimir Putin made it clear …

Kakha Kaladze to meet with representatives of Gazprom in Minsk

Kakha Kaladze to meet with representatives of Gazprom in Minsk

This weekend, the Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze will meet with the representatives of the Russian companies Gazprom Export and Inter RAO. The regular working meeting of Kaladze …

Gazprom and Georgian Energy Ministry to discuss cooperation in Vienna

Gazprom and Georgian Energy Ministry to discuss cooperation in Vienna

Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze will meet with representatives of the Russian company 'Gazprom Export' and 'Inter RAO' on …

Kvirikashvili: Russia’s fears over Georgia’s NATO integration beyond understanding

Kvirikashvili: Russia’s fears over Georgia’s NATO integration beyond understanding

Georgia’s PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Russia’s feirs over Georgia’s NATO membership are beyond understanding. According to him, Georgia will not pose any threat even as a NATO member.  …

Verkhny Lars allows movement of all transport types

Verkhny Lars allows movement of all transport types

Movement along the Georgian Military Road was allowed for all types of transport, Georgia's Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure reported. Traffic on the road is regulated by local patrols. …

Margvelashvili: Georgia counts on Trump#039s support

Margvelashvili: Georgia counts on Trump's support

Georgia expects relations with the United States under Donald Trump to remain strong, Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili …

Moscow to hold Day of Georgian Culture on November 26

Moscow to hold Day of Georgian Culture on November 26

The Georgian Culture Day will be held in Moscow on November 26 in the framework of the children's festival of Russian peoples’ national cultures ‘My Home – Moscow’, which has been opened in September this year. …

Holiday uniting nations

Holiday uniting nations

These days Georgia and Ossetia are celebrating the St. George's Day, which plays a unifying role

Upper Lars resumes work in full

Upper Lars resumes work in full

The Upper Lars checkpoint has removed all the restrictions on the movement of buses and heavy transports on the Georgian Military Highway, partially closed from Wednesday, the representative of the main emergency department of the North …

Russian Foreign Ministry: NATO-Georgia joint drills pose threat to regional peace

Russian Foreign Ministry: NATO-Georgia joint drills pose threat to regional peace

New NATO-Georgian military drills pose a threat to the regional peace and stability, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. "As for the new NATO-Georgian military exercise involving over 250 servicemen from 13 countries, …

Novosibirsk businessmen interested in Georgia

Novosibirsk businessmen interested in Georgia

Business delegation, which will include representatives of seven Novosibirsk companies will arrive in Georgia on November 7. During the visit they will attend presentations, business meetings and negotiations with potential …