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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

  • Money transfers to Georgia down 24% in March compared to '14National_Bank
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The amount of money transfers to Georgia in March fell by 23.5 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a report by the National Bank of Georgia (NBG). The amount of money transfers in March was USD 92.2 mill...

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Society

  • Tbilisi celebrates Orthodox Eastergovernment_in_Easter_2015
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Easter was celebrated in Tbilisi as usual this year, despite bad weather. People visit the graves of their relatives on the first or second day of Easter. Christianity was declared state religion in Georgia in 4th century and a...

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News

  • Georgian volunteer soldier dies in Ukrainegiorgi_janelidze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A Georgian volunteer soldier was killed in Ukraine on April 18, fighting for the extreme right wing Azov battalion. Giorgi Janelidze died during mine clearance work near the coastal town Shirokine. The other fighters came un...
  • Georgia toughens anti-terror legislation to include recruitment for ISMideast Syria
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia is to make it a crime to be a member of a terrorist organization or take part in a paramilitary group in another country. The law was drafted after calls for the government to do more to stop the flow of youth joining the ...
  • Saakashvili party boycotts parliament after ex-official's suicide attemptzurab_japaridze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Members of Mikheil Saakashvili’s party deliberately disrupted Friday’s parliamentary session because of a former official's suicide attempt the day before. The former special unit’s representative who attempted to commit...
  • Merabishvili promises revengevano_merabishvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Former Interior Minister and ally of Mikheil Saakashvil promises to take revenge for every official involved in the detention of former government officials. “I will personally punish them. I will hold each of them responsibl...
  • Two Austrian climbers found dead in Georgiakazbegi
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Two Austrian climbers were found dead on Thursday in a mountain region in Georgia. The two apparently froze to death. The two tourists, a man and a woman, camped near the hill for several days. They left the camp on Wednesday t...
  • Armenian member of Georgia's parliament calls for recognition of genocideSamvel_Petrosian
    TBILISI, DFWatch--An ethnic Armenian parliamentarian in the Georgian parliament calls the assembly to formally recognize the Armenian genocide, which began a century ago in Turkey. Ethnic Azerbaijani MPs are against, arguing that it is not a mat...
  • Georgian PM: We can't stop youth from joining ISirakli_gharibashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili says the government is not capable of preventing Pankisi youth from joining the war in Syria. There have been many reports lately that young men from the Pankisi Gorge in the north of Georgia ...
  • Interpol snubbed Georgian prosecutors in Adeishvili casezurab_adeishvili-
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Interpol did not ask Georgian prosecutors for additional information before deciding to call off the search for a former justice minister. Yesterday, the story broke that Interpol no longer has a so-called red notice on its we...
  • Suspected police killer says he was pressured into confessingshalva_abuladze_in_court
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A Georgian man suspected of killing two policemen denies guilt after first having pleaded guilty. Shalva Abuladze was booked for two encounters with police, one in January and the last one on April 4, which left two policemen d...
  • Interpol cancels red notice for Georgia's former justice ministerzurab_adeishvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Interpol has revoked a red notice seeking the arrest and extradition of Georgia’s former Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili. Last year, the organization announced an international search for Adeishvili, along with former Defen...
  • Two Pankisi youth turned IS fighters call home from Syria: 'We are fine'(კახეთის საინფორმაციო ცენტრი)
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    TBILISI, DFWatch--Two Georgian boys who recently went to Syria to join Islamic State have called their parents in Pankisi Gorge and sent home their first picture. Muslim Kushtanashvili (16) and Ramzan Baghakashvili (18) said they are fine and h...
  • Man dies in traditional Easter ball gameleloburti
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A man died during a traditional Easter ball game in a small village in Georgia's Guria region on Sunday. The victim was Gocha Pirtskhalaishvili, of about 50 years. Doctors believe the cause of death was shortness of breath. ...
  • Gas explosion killed woman, damaged houses in Tbilisigldani_apartment_explosion
    TBILISI, DFWatch--An explosion allegedly caused by a gas leak killed a 65 year old woman in Tbilisi Sunday morning. The explosion demolished the eighth floor of a building in Gldani, a district in northern part of the capital, and killed Zoia Ka...
  • Government declares 'ruthless' policy toward crimeirakli_gharibashvili--
    TBILISI, DFWatch--After a man suspected of killing two policemen evaded arrest for almost a week, Georgia's prime minister says that government will be ‘ruthless toward crime’. The announcement came after several law-enforcement ministers ha...

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Minorities

  • A gay man from Tbilisi: ‘I haven’t told my mother yet’multicolored_banner
    A country in which the Church is a powerful presence, which strongly advocates for traditional values, probably would not be the first place of choice for LGBTQ people. But what if it is your homeland? 88 % of Georgians do not justify homosexualit...

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