Def Min Sting! Alasania out! Free Dems out! NATO/EU direction? Banks can’t own biz, doc classification, Estonia ratifies Geo EU deal, Chechens dissed, Abkhaz say no thanks, young Lelos win, MFA: Donbas vote BS, PACE says Rus Abkhaz deal bad, 100 Geos fight with Kiev, Azeris give Geo church free gas, Turk speaker visits, monitoring radioactive aerosols (!?), PM’s Chugo replacement, more Corn Island gold, wild west weather, Sinai flights, surveillance law back to parl, single parents in law, Azrebi on aggression, mirror mirror

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  1. The MEME this week is a photo on facebook made by a journalist from Maestro TV. It shows Gharibashvili as the jealous wicked queen from Disney’s Snow White. Caption: “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the highest ratings of them all?” Alasania appears in the glass. Link: http://on.fb.me/1yc2BGp


    George Lomsadze for Eurasianet with a full rundown on the political crisis, in his always concise and elegant way. Link: http://bit.ly/1s9HGz2

    Great piece by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. Their journalist goes undercover to report on labour abuse in Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1oqrSwt

    Sergei Markedonov asks in Open Democracy: ‘what does Russia really what with Abkhazia?’ Link: http://bit.ly/1vocrCp

    BuzzFeed editor Miriam Elder visited Georgia a few weeks back; she has a list-icle on why you should visit Georgia. Spoiler alert: khachapuri, views, you know the drill. Link: http://bzfd.it/1picSld

    Tom de Waal for Carnegie looks at the political crisis, and mulls whether it may boost President Margvelashvili. Link: http://ceip.org/10vUol1

    David Kakabadze, the head of RFE/RL’s Georgian service, also addresses the political crisis and argues it is good for the Georgian political scene. Link: http://bit.ly/1z4Kxz0

    Michael Cecire takes on the political crisis, focuses mostly on a what-if there are new parliamentary elections scenario, who might benefit, who might suffer, where Nino Burjaniadze may end up in all this. Link: http://bit.ly/1yc2RVP

    Vestnik Kavkaza on speculation whether the GD coalition will split further. Link: http://bit.ly/1zuXvsL

    Tbilisi-residing Annina Lehmann writes for The Black Sea on life in Pankisi Gorge. Link: http://bit.ly/1oqs66V

    A Little infographic from NGO the Netherlands Institute for Multi-Party Democracy. Gives a breakdown of parties and their seats in the parliament. Link: http://bit.ly/1okiudR

    **Joanna Parasuk writes again for RFE/RL, tracking IS. This time she has a look at the politics behind taking on the nom de guerre ‘shishani’ – which is the Chechen in Arabic. Apparently, some are dubbing Umar Shishani as Umar Gruzini – the Georgian. Link: http://bit.ly/1tjyjgr

    Previously we featured a blog by a girl in Georgia, called No Sex and The City. This week she has a round-up of a lot of the bars in Tbilisi, some known and some hidden. Very useful post for barhoppers. Link: http://bit.ly/1wBbsTv

    Joseph Alexander Smith writes for Global Voices on some efforts by Tbilisi residents to reclaim their sidewalks. Link: http://bit.ly/1uEuZUo

    An argument by the German Finance Minister on why ‘taxation must go global.’ Link: http://bit.ly/1uEhdjZ See the accompanying chart of countries that have already committed to exchanging tax information. Georgia’s not on that list. Link: http://bit.ly/1xbsyXb

  2. Detection of “radioactive aerosols in the air” is actually a false-flag operation conducted covertly by the Ministry of Defence; it is a mispronunciation of how they describe Russian long-range bomber crews…..

  3. I am glad you are tackling the femicide going on in Georgia. Your listeners might be interested in the tribute I pay her in this poem on Unspoken Georgian http://sarahcobham1.blogspot.co.uk/ entitled Femicide. This piece is part of a series of poetry and prose that explore my own relationship with Georgia. Three sections are due to be posted in the Independent in the new year.

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