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  1. The MEME this week is an extract of George Kennan’s impressions of Georgia from 1936. He writes that “The Georgians are a lazy, dirty, tricky, fiercely proud, and recklessly brave people. They never seem to work unless they have to. The Transcaucasus is the spiritual home of the drug store cowboy. The streets are packed with loafers at all hours of the day.” Link: http://bit.ly/1CKQiXL

    Someone found a Harry Potter book published in Georgian but with the title “Under the Orthodox Vision,” and the alleged publisher is the Orthodox Christian Library. Link: http://on.fb.me/1Bhb6mH

    A photoshopped image of UNM member of parliament Zura Japaridze onto the Hunger Games MockingJay poster, apparently to demonstrate Japaridze’s nobleness and will to fight the Georgian Dream. It’s a play on words of his nickname and the name of the film. Link: http://on.fb.me/1NsQnT4


    A blog chronicling foreigners who’ve come to Georgia and their impressions of the country. Link: http://bit.ly/1CKQs1h

    Will Cathcart for the Daily Beast argues that Putin’s goal is not the Donbass but controlling the Black Sea — and hence the Rosneft business in the Poti oil port. Link: http://thebea.st/1EoF5gc

    The Kyiv Post profiles Mamuka Mamulashvili, a Georgian fighting in Eastern Ukraine. Link: http://bit.ly/1KAJ64T

    An article in the BBC that looks at political satire in Azerbaijan from a century ago. Link: http://bbc.in/1889ZLn

    The Washington post writes on the growing desire for Georgian cuisine in DC. Link: http://wapo.st/1NgB149

    This week’s CRRC blog looks at violence against women in Azerbaijan. Link: http://bit.ly/1wNVfNT

    Georgian Journal brings the story of Prince Machabeli, his life perfumery he founded in the U.S. in 1920s. Link: http://bit.ly/1EoFizN

    Georgian Journal interviews a former head of the National Bank who says that the Lari dropping is not the bank’s fault, it’s the result of the government’s inability to bring in foreign investment. Link: http://bit.ly/1NsQE8A

    Great piece by TI Georgia breaking down government hotel and restaurant expenses over the past two years. Link: http://bit.ly/1wd3UJ3

    Variety has a quick overview on the who’s-who of the new Ali and Nino film, which is being filmed in Azerbaijan. Link: http://bit.ly/1vBb8q5

    Microsoft’s new Russian ad for Lumia is set in Tbilisi and shows lovers on the Peace Bridge. Link: http://bit.ly/1E1D3js

    Watch an aerial tour of Tbilisi by drone. Link: http://bit.ly/17ZpLbI

  2. How can that foreigner rant about Georgians as being a lazy, dirty, tricky, fiercely proud, and recklessly brave people, and not mention their asinine driving and parking habits?

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