Bass to Yerevan, Raul new Abkhaz boss, more Dariali mud, Melnikov Girvliani cops plea, mayor sends poor kids to monastery (which is weird) UNM Ukraine support demo, Russians detain Gerogian along South Osset line, more Bakaradze HSBC stuff, tree choppers fined & ticked off, NDI poll, residence permits and new visa rules, prisoner fight, Ebola monitoring, Georgian ISAF award, Kakhi plays in Almaty, export boost to Russia, Turk paper on 2012 Tbilisi Sepāh plot, NATO Wales, Lavada on Russians on Abkhaz and Osetia and Georgia, free Hep C drugs for prisoners, film awards, Brides and President, Ali and Nino, shuki price drop, KaZantip probs, Alasania in CAR ice bucket, Abkhaz line clinic, Margvel’s declaration, Racha rain, Geo consulate in Donetsk bombed, 74% pass U exams, PM in Yerevan, Khevsur historical building fixed, Margvel award, ticked off Russian girls, Misha on Groundhog Day, Czechs on Georgian hero, Georgian classes in London

5 thoughts on “TBLPOD28aug2014

  1. The MEME of the week: The first one is a video of two Russian-speaking girls talking about their disappointment with this year’s KaZantip held in Anaklia, Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1pmY5nV

    The second meme is two guys form Zestafoni are doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Except – their buckets are empty because they don’t have running water! The guys nominate the Zestafoni water company to do the challenge. Link: http://on.fb.me/1C7hzRC


    A story in Foreign Policy profiling an IDP family from Abkhazia living in Samegrelo, their daily life and hopes. Link: http://atfp.co/1tfujmV

    Misha wrote an article for Foreign Policy magazine, called “Groundhog Day and Putin the Predator.” He says we know Putin’s playbook in Georgia and Ukraine; enough with appeasement; the only way to stop him is through military victory. Link: http://atfp.co/1tPmm5D

    An article by Manana Vardiashvili for IWPR about future lack of funding for HIV treatments in Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1mZ4obY

    Liz Fuller’s Caucasus Report for Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty. She assesses the pre-election situation in Abkhazia. Link: http://bit.ly/YYLSed

    The Prague Post speaks with Georgian Soviet-era dissident Revaz Tsintsadze. He was imprisoned in a psychiatric clinic for two years for speaking out against the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
    Link: http://bit.ly/1pNbqp1

    Forbes magazine looks at countries where billionaires have the most control. Ex-Soviet states top the list, including Georgia.
    Link: http://onforb.es/1tfusqq

    A survey of public attitudes in Georgia, published by NDI for the period of August 2014. Looks at the Church’s influence, minorities, employment, European integration, and more. Link: http://bit.ly/1C7i6TT

    The latest blogpost by the CRRC looks at the interaction between emigration, remittances, and language – mainly knowledge of English – in Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1tHOg4g

    Watch a documentary film made by EVS volunteers at Tbilisi’s Caucasus House, called ‘Divided.’ It looks at the Georgian-Ossetian conflict.
    Link: http://bit.ly/1liHReB

  2. The one near Chechnya and not Alabama huh? LOL. I can see this POD cast is going to be an excellent source of amusement. Let’s here it…

  3. Hi, I live in the Bay Area, born and raised in Georgia, you know the one near Chechnya not Alabama, although I have lived there as well. I’ve spent many years in your neck of the woods in SF. Would love to talk to you about Georgia. dtsa0777@gmail.com


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