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Skeleton of Russian general found inside coffin in Turkey’s Ardahan

Skeleton of Russian general found inside coffin in Turkey’s Ardahan

A coffin thought to belong to a Russian general has been unearthed during foundation excavations for a construction project in the Turkish province of Ardahan, Doğan News Agency reported. Workers found a coffin with cross on it during the foundation excavation for an apartment building in Ardahan’s Karagöl neighborhood. Authorities from the Kars Museum later […]

SOCAR may increase daily gas supply to Georgia

SOCAR may increase daily gas supply to Georgia

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR may supply additionally three million cubic meters of gas per day to Georgia, Nazim Samadzade, first deputy head of SOCAR’s Gas Export Department, told reporters in Baku. He made the remarks on the sidelines of ‘The 2nd SOCAR International Caspian and Central Asia Downstream Forum – Trading, Logistics, Refining, Petrochemicals’, […]

Economic relations with Russia overshadowed by renegotiation of gas transit

Economic relations with Russia overshadowed by renegotiation of gas transit

The dominant topic in Georgia’s foreign economic relations in recent months was the renegotiation of terms for Russia’s gas transit to Armenia. Moscow is using a pipeline running through Georgia north-south to supply Armenia with natural gas, with Tbilisi receiving ten percent of the gas transported through the pipeline as a transit fee since 2007. […]

Big Victory for Georgia’s Westernization Progress: Visa Liberalization

Big Victory for Georgia’s Westernization Progress: Visa Liberalization

Significantly for the post-Soviet states, including the ones in the South Caucasus region, the EU has conducted ‘Visa Liberalization Dialogues’ with three Eastern Partnership countries, namely Ukraine, Moldova (the country has already obtained the right to visa-free travel in April 2014) and Georgia. Through these dialogues, the EU has taken gradual steps towards the long-term […]

Armenian Elections and Regional Implications

Armenian Elections and Regional Implications

On April 2, Armenians will go to the polls to elect a new parliament.  Although Armenia has a very poor record of free and fair elections, this particular ballot stands as a milestone for the country; this for several reasons. First, this election marks the start of the transformation to a full parliamentary form of […]

Cultural Heritage of Georgia: Davit Gareja Cave Monastery

Cultural Heritage of Georgia: Davit Gareja Cave Monastery

On the border with Azerbaijan, the ancient monastery complex of Davit Gareja (or Gareji) is one of the most remarkable of Georgia’s historic sites. Its uniqueness is heightened by a lunar, semi-desert landscape that turns green and blooms with flowers in early summer. Davit Gareja comprises of about 15 monasteries spread over a remote area […]

Women’s political participation in Georgia

Women’s political participation in Georgia

International Women’s Day, originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions, the focus of the celebrations is usually a general celebration of respect and appreciation towards women for their economic, political and social achievements. This day will also be celebrated in Georgia where woman movements are becoming more visible: […]

Georgia welcomes 6 millionth tourist – Amazing Ceremony

Georgia welcomes 6 millionth tourist – Amazing Ceremony

The year of 2016 registered a record number of tourists. Inflow of international visitors reached a historical maximum and exceeded 6 million persons. A tourist from the Netherlands turned out the 6 millionth visitor in Georgia. A special reception was arranged to meet him at Tbilisi International Airport, where he suddenly learned that he was […]

Magazine N, March 2017

Magazine N, March 2017

Globalisation, Nationalism and the Future

Globalisation, Nationalism and the Future

The Trump era is raising many questions worldwide. It is also becoming increasingly evident that people are looking more within that without their own nation—claiming the need to return to a so-called “nationalism”. Based on this trend, a “clash of civilizations” seems imminent. Few continue to be interested in the notions of a global citizen […]

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