Free Fight on Pekini, fewer Abkhaz crossings, Jankarashvili runs Dream Party, PM notes residence permit probs, BI show plan is back, budget, Mogherini comments, Petriashvili in Brussels, Proc says Erosi not murdered, Geo couple detained in S.O., Russia leaves FLEX, spots to Neighborhood, Geo Lith Nato exercises, Zhvania guards tried, Margvel pardons, UNM council members not allowed in meeting, OSCE parl will meet in Batumi in 2016, GoG learn Geo site, Russia doesn’t want rebel training in Geo, Margvel Forbes interview, Margvel DC trip, Jehovahs Strasbourg win, illegal migrant facility opens, theater director Chkheidze back, Tangerines movie gets another award, new ambulances, Tkibuli earthquake, Iveri LGBT concert delay, vets kids get free MAs, Surami IDPs, 37th mass baptism, kickboxing win, Botti concert, Georgian film in Pusan, pensions

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  1. The MEME this week is a photo from National Geographic’s Instagram, by a photographer whose handle is @argonautphoto. In 1999 he traveled to Svaneti and took the portrait of a young girl; he went back in 2013 and found her; now there’s a lovely double portrait. Link: http://bit.ly/1D0HpX0


    Eka Gulua reports for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, on Georgia’s IDPs. Gulua tells the story of one IDP woman living in Poti, who along with 30 other families, was scammed trying to obtain permanent housing in Tbilisi. Link: http://bit.ly/10ZXEpL

    Inga Popovaite writes for DFWatch on the continuing practice of bride-knapping in rural Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1skjlLt

    A photoessay by Anthony Georgieff for RFE/RL on abandoned places in Abkhazia. Link: http://bit.ly/1xxJ7w7

    Civil.ge has a breakdown of the 2015 draft state budget. Link: http://bit.ly/1yW2OC8

    Levon Nikolyan writes for New Eastern Europe on the regional politics behind re-opening the Sukhumi-Tbilisi railway. Link: http://bit.ly/1tJNsZd

    Vice Munchies section has a recipe: how to make your own khachapuri. Link: http://bit.ly/1vWCBzG

    A Slate photographic essay on strange and abandoned architecture; features Georgia’s Ministry of Transportation, in Tbilisi. Link: http://bit.ly/1nfDUIv

    National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey aka @argonautphoto on going back to Svaneti 14 years later. Link: http://bit.ly/1ssCo6x

    Georgian documentary film, The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear. On youtube, in Georgian with English subtitles. Link: http://bit.ly/1skjMoX

  2. The most amazing thing to me about Eka Gulua’s story is not that Abkhazian IDPs were cheated, sad as that is–but that people could advertise for bids for a major building renovation, for a building they had no right to, get the money, spend it, AND NOBODY NOTICED!!! Doesn’t that set some kind of new standard for governmental dysfunction?

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