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Georgia considers ban on carrying knives and swords

By | November 26th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Zviad Dzidziguri from the Conservative Party wearing the Chokha with sword in parliament. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Parliament is considering banning the carrying of swords of the type belonging to the Georgian national costume Chokha. A few days ago, two teenage boys were injured when two others dressed in Chokha drew swords on them at Pushkin Square in Tbilisi. […]

Lawmakers in Georgia discuss using national dress

By | February 23rd, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Zviad Dzidziguri (center) and Bidzina Gujabidze (right), members of parliament for the Conservative Party, a part of the Georgian Dream coalition, dressed in the traditional Georgian attire Chokha. (Parliament photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Lawmakers in Georgia Friday discussed a proposal to allow members of the assembly to wear the national dress Chokha while in parliament. The bill is the initiative of Bidzina Gujabidze from the Conservative Party, who argues that the physical […]