Ex-President Saakashvili says Russia is also planning to attack Georgia, along with Ukraine

By | January 25th, 2022|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , , |

Imprisoned former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili says that if Russia launches a direct military aggression on Ukraine, it will inevitably invade Georgia and occupy Black Sea ports that are of strategic importance to it. "According to my information, if Russia starts implementing a large-scale plan in Ukraine, it is going to capture Anaklia in the [...]

Embattled Georgian banker prepares to step into politics

By | September 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Mamuka Khazaradze. (IPN.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s embattled banker Mamuka Khazaradze is expected to launch a new opposition party on Thursday. The event will take place in Anaklia, a resort on the Black Sea coast and will mark the launch of what has until now been described as a “public movement”, which many expect will become [...]

Khazaradze quits Anaklia deep water port project but vows to ‘fight till the end’ as money laundering trial continues

By | July 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Mamuka Khazaradze (left) and Badri Japaridze addressing the media outside Tbilisi City Court. ( TBILISI, DFWatch--Tbilisi city court on Friday released the two founders of Georgia's largest bank against a 700,000 lari bail each. The two were also barred from leaving the country without notifying  investigators. The defendants, Mamuka Khazaradze and Badri Japaridze, said [...]

KaZantip manager calls Georgians ‘ridiculous’ for removing sculpture

By | July 8th, 2015|Categories: Youth|Tags: , |

From an anti-KaZantip demonstration in Tbilisi in 2014. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The manager of KaZantip has called Georgians ‘ridiculous, poor and wild’ people after learning that someone demolished a sculpture built by the music festival’s organizers in Anaklia last summer. KaZantip is an electronic music […]

Music festival KaZantip defends against splinter group

By | June 18th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: , , , , |

Photo published by the Anaklia organizing group. TBILISI, DFWatch–The Republic of KaZantip, until now residing in Crimea, seems to be experiencing its own share of separatism, but it’s hard to figure out who is breaking away from whom. Perhaps it is more fitting to call the music festival uprooted […]

Music festival KaZantip moved from Crimea to Georgia

By | May 22nd, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: , |

It is common to bring yellow suitcases to KaZantip. (Publicity photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–For the first time, the electronic dance music festival KaZantip will take place in Georgia, due to recent events in Ukraine. The festival has been held annually in Crimea since 1992. Now, following the Russian annexation of the peninsula, it is […]

Georgian PM visits site of new air, sea and land transit hub

By | April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: , |

Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia on Wednesday confirmed plans for a new airport in conjunction with a port in Anaklia, a small settlement on the Black Sea coast, on the border with Abkhazia. Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili, who visited Anaklia with Infrastructure […]

Georgia moves plan for new airport closer to Abkhazia

By | December 30th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Anaklia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia plans to build an international airport in Anaklia, a beach resort on the Black Sea next to the breakaway region Abkhazia. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Minister of Economy, said at a briefing December 25 that a plan developed by the previous […]

Georgian president plans details of his own cremation

By | May 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The Georgian president says that after he has passed away, he wants his ashes to be spread over a holiday resort on the shores of the Black Sea. President Mikheil Saakashvili said this during a visit to Kutaisi, Georgia’s second largest city, where he is to […]