Gogi Khutsishvili dies, Bacho tape, Misha still UNM chief, boycott Sochi, more barbed wire, Azeri presidential appointment, BI on Norland, new Bacho prosecutor, Lith MPs visit Vano in joint. BI meets with Muslims, Synod, CEC candidate numbers, Rosner’s numbers, GYLA, ISFED, Marvel and Mir, Burj’s program, Burj tax problems, Parliament builder arrested, Kutaisi mayor on vacation, more Kremlin wine BS via Genady, floods, GPB pressure, EU numbers, Georgia third friendliest,
Poti closed, Intercon in Ajara, Subway in Tbilisi, Cops Karate champs.

4 thoughts on “TBLPOD10oct2013


    An institute for war and peace reporting article comparing the upcoming election candidates, their lack of political programs and other major issues in Georgian politics. Link: http://goo.gl/keQRMI

    Story very critical of BI in the most recent Economist. Link: http://goo.gl/GcGq8d

    An article by Piotr Smolar on TheGuardian.com about Russian-Georgian relations. Link: http://goo.gl/RVo0CU

    An article by Monica Ellena on the Financial Times about the newly established Georgian Co-Investment Fund. Link: http://goo.gl/og2Fn4

    A blog post by Onnik James Krikorian about preparations for the presidential elections. Link: http://goo.gl/fZPHZT

    An article by George Mchedlishvili on ChathamHouse.org about BI and the upcoming presidential elections. Link: http://goo.gl/l96QEf

    An article by Katya Soldak on Forbes about Misha’s UN speech. Link: http://goo.gl/ROklK5

    A post by Nikoloz Pkhakadze about foreign direct investments in Georgia on ISET’s blog. Link: http://goo.gl/YmXLxy

    An article by Melissa Hogenboom on BBC about Dmanisi hominids using toothpicks nearly 1.8 million years ago. Link: http://goo.gl/y9Exfi

    A blog post about the Geogian food market on HelenGraves.co.uk Link: http://goo.gl/N8mYA3

    The MEME this week comes from Tbilisoba 2013. Athlete Guram Ustiashvili broke the world record for pulling vehicles using his teeth in the Tbilisi Auto Show. Ustiashvili pulled three classic vehicles – tied to one another – a distance of four meters and thirty-seven centimeters. The president of the Georgian Records Federation said the material will be sent to the US for confirmation that Ustiashvili is now the first athlete who has pulled three vehicles using his teeth. Link: http://goo.gl/h7OZaX


    From the 17th of October Georgian cinemas will screen Zaza Urushadze’s new Georgian film “Mandarins”. The film is about the War in Abkhazia. The plot follows an Estonian family in Abkhazia and their house where Georgian and Chechen soldiers find themselves. For more detailed info visit: KinoAfisha.ge

    On the 23rd of October The German Business Association together with Rödl & Partner, BLC Law Office and Gvinadze & Partners are hosting a seminar titled “Double Taxation Agreements”. Company managers and entrepreneurs will be especially interested in the topic. The seminar language will be English. It is free of charge for German Business Association members, the fee for non-members is 50 lari. For additional details visit: Georgien.ahk.de

    If you’re in portland and looking for some great georgian food, go to KargiGogo, the Georgian food cart pod. They sell Badrijani, Lobiani, Khinkali, Khachapuri, and more. Tell your Portland, oregon friends about it. For more info, go to KargiGogo.com, or look up @KargiGogoPDX on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  2. Although I am 3rd generation British I take a keen interest in Georgia. Unfortunately following a serious accident I am in hospital in London for the foreseeable future. I cannot access audio equipment and wonder if you have a transcript of what you broadcast?
    I find you highly entertaining and informative– or rather, I did while I was still able to listen!
    Warm regards
    Tamara D
    PS Peter Nasmyth knows me well! Alas am not allowed visitors but he will be aware since we have had to postpone G S Day till some time next year.

  3. Mr Mullen, I guess you were able to get out Georgia before they enacted the “exit Visa” procedure. However, it seems that the girl was unable to leave, did she do something wrong?

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