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Interviews

  • World famous game designer gets inspired by Georgian myths
    Inga Popovaite
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    TBILISI, DFWatch--“Amirani is the legendary first Zombie, some worship him. Legend has it that he is the original Prometheus and still chained to the Caucasus Mountains, he brought fire to humans and half life to us. Three Angels made him their ...

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Opinion

  • Freezing the Kremlin's policy
    Lasha Tughushi
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    How Europe should respond to Putin at the Riga Summit Against the backdrop of a rain of bullets, and the rumble of tanks and cannons, Europe is preparing for the Riga Summit in May. Expectations are already low, but one likely positive decision is v...

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Economy

  • Georgia govt backtracks on budget cutsNational_Bank
    TBILISI, DFWatch--After a period of depreciation, Georgia’s national currency, lari, has started to stablize. The government has cancelled plans to drastically cut the budget. According to data from the National Bank, one USD is today worth 2.3234...

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Society

  • UN agency finds Georgian couples prefer to have boysfirst_baby_a_girl_born_at_Patriarchy_maternity_ward_2011-03-03
    TBILISI, DFWatch--46 percent of Georgian families would like to have a son instead of a daughter. Nine percent have the opposite preference, while women with partners or husbands admit they have had an abortion because of the sex of child. These...

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News

  • Saakashvili allies left party to save Georgia from 'pro-Russian forces'zurab_japaridze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Four former members of the National Movement say they left the party to save the country from ‘pro-Russian forces’ which may come to power in the 2016 parliamentary election. Zurab Japaridze, Goga Khachidze, Pavle Kublashvi...
  • Woman mauled by tiger in Tbilisi Zooambulance_hospital
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Doctors had to amputate one arm on a woman who was attacked by a tiger in Tbilisi Zoo. The victim, Guliko Chitadze, is a 25 year veteran of the zoo. The tiger attacked her on Tuesday at about 5pm. According to the zoo, sh...
  • Georgia celebrated a people's Independence Dayindependence_day_tanks_children
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia marks Independence Day on May 26 in most of the cities and towns all over the country by organizing different events. There is no military parade, but many military elements are visible in the capital. At 13:00, 200 rec...
  • Defectors from Saakashvili's party plan to start new movementmachavariani misha
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Four prominent members of Saakashvili’s National Movement who recently left the party are planning to start a new movement. DF Watch spoke with Mikheil Machavariani, who is one of the most high profile members of the National...
  • Two more people detained at disputed S.O. border as parties meet55th_IPRM
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Two more people were detained on the disputed border with one of Georgia’s breakaway regions on Monday. The incident took place the same day as the parties were gathered in a border village for EU- and OSCE-hosted negotiation...
  • Saakashvili's National Movement loses four prominent party membersnational_movement_office
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The party secretary and three prominent members abandoned the National Movement on Monday. There has not yet been official confirmation that the four have left Georgia’s former ruling party, but party members have confirmed i...
  • Georgia unveils new unmanned attack helicopterunmanned_attack_helicopter
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia has presented a new unmanned attack and reconnaissance helicopter produced by the state research and development center Delta. The new helicopter is on a display now for the first time on Roses Square in Tbilisi, in con...
  • Georgian govt plans controversial new control mechanism in the courtsnino_gvenetadze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The government in Georgia is planning a new court reform, which will involve creating a new body to conduct oversight over the judges. Georgia already has an control mechanism over the court system. It is called the High Counci...
  • U.S. soldiers will take part in Georgia's Independence Day celebrationus_army_soldiers_noble_partner_opening
    TBILISI, DFWatch--U.S. soldiers will be present during Georgia’s Independent Day celebration on May 26. The American soldiers will be together with Georgian soldiers as they conduct an oath taking ceremony on Freedom Square. Having U.S. soldie...
  • Georgia strips bank supervision authority from the National Bankroman_gotsiridze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The government in Georgia has decided to strip the National Bank of responsibility for supervising banks and transfer this mechanism to the prime minister. The decision follows months of criticism by the government against the ...
  • Georgia again opting for a people's Independence Day celebrationRoses Square, May 26, 2012
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia is preparing to celebrate Independence Day, May 26. Roses Square, where there usually are held exhibitions and organized different activities on this day, will be closed off to traffic this year from May 22 until May 26. ...
  • Construction project in Old Tbilisi causes outrageMirza_Shafi_Street
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A massive construction project in the old part of Tbilisi has enraged the city’s inhabitants. This time, it is a construction project on Mirza Shafi Street, right behind Abanotubani, one of the oldest parts of the capital. There ...
  • The EU promises decision on visa liberalization by the end of 2015DSC_0767
    The Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Riga did not bring unexpectedly good news to Georgia. The EU restated their support for Georgia’s European path and congratulated it on achieved progress. But Georgians will have to wait visa-free travels a...
  • Georgia remains optimistic about getting visa-free travel to EUtamar_beruchashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgian government officials remain optimistic about visa liberalization with the EU, while EU officials say Georgia is not yet ready for visa free rules. The Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga opened yesterday, and even thoug...

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  • Independence Day celebration in TbilisiUS_soldier_in_Tbilisi_Independence_Day_2015
    Georgia celebrated its Independence Day on May 26. U.S. soldiers participated in a oath taking ceremony for Georgian soldiers at Freedom Square in the center of Tbilisi. Rustaveli Avenue was closed off and a street fair offered entertainment for visito...

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