More Misha money drama, Margval Commander in Chief change maybe, Abkhaz elections, Margvel PM tiff re docs, prescriptions, Kakha Targamadze passport, Bakradze bank declaration, CEC Chair says no prob to bishop, new base in Akhalkalaki, Geo Az and Turk Def Min chat, NATO summit, Def Min PR stunt with church, Yazidis show up, PM in Armenia, Dariali landslide, MEPs call for ratifying EU deal, Ugulava b-day party, Bulgarians nab PINs & get nabbed, KaZAntip fun, IDP gas stunt, Poles find Romans in Gonio, Georgians in Edinburgh Fringe, Tsavkisi fire, ambulances a mess, Imedi journalist chat re 2010 fake attack report, US war ship in Batumi, San Diego State opens via MCC, Georgians and salt, wrestlers, ID charge boost, residence card mess, Mary’s skirt, Batumi mosque, IMF, gold, road safety.

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  1. The MEME this week is an article published by Chiti news, which is a site for Georgian satire news, about the Patriarchy and KaZantip. The site quips that members of the clergy announced that they will come to the festival equipped with scissors to cut the skirt of the Virgin Mary as a canopy over Anaklia, proclaiming that “We will not allow the festival of debauchery to be held under the hem of Virgin Mary!”
    Link: http://bit.ly/1tqzAWe


    DFwatch.net’s Mari Nikuradze’s interviews Tariel Nakaidze, one of the founders of Union of Georgian Muslims, about the pressing need to expand prayer space beyond the the Orta Jame mosque in Batumi.
    Link: http://bit.ly/YGbzQG

    An essay by Nicholas Thompson in the New Yorker, about writing letters and becoming friends with an elderly Svetlana Alliluyeva – otherwise known as Stalin’s daughter. Link: http://bit.ly/1q3yYod

    A new report by the IMF detailing a recently concluded programs operating in Georgia and new programs in the near future. It notes that the country still has major macroeconomic problems, mainly to do with increased government spending. Link: http://bit.ly/1ohx5A4

  2. Wow, this podcast must have been so laborious for you, you were yawning and misreading all the new-stories that we all have read during the week. I guess it must be tough to find the real truth after years of being fed the garbage from your colleagues, the Bokeria family. By the way TI is not the hardest working NGO in the area, and everyone knows it

    • “By the way TI is not the hardest working NGO in the area, and everyone knows it” 🙂
      The way you know that Bildt is not an objective voice on German politics? 🙂

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