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  1. The MEME this week is something BI said about women’s rights in Georgia while on his new talkshow 2030. He was trying to demonstrate that in Georgian history, there was equality and women were strong, and he gives the example of Saint Shushanik or Susanna, who defended Christianity. Except — as every Georgian pupil learns in school, Shushanik was tortured to death by her husband.


    The new IRI public opinion poll on Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1xGRB8A

    Gawker has a big piece on an advisor to Hillary Clinton who was illegally lobbying on behalf of Ivanishvili and Georgian Dream before the 2012 elections, when Clinton was Secretary of State. Link: http://bit.ly/1C1aaj4

    The Center for European Policy Analysis details some political and reform history of the past decade, finally to argue that NATO and the EU should offer Georgia a tangible sign that its pro-Western enthusiasm will pay off. Link: http://bit.ly/1F86RZA

    A travel piece by News.com Australia for Svaneti, which emphasizes how isolated the region is and how this isolation preserved Svan culture. Link: http://bit.ly/1GVvHhX

    The Financial Review has a piece of Georgian cuisine, by Wendell Steavenson who lived in Georgia in the late 1990s. She reminisces that there’s no produce like Georgian produce, which, without a food processing industry, is fresh and ripe and rots quickly. Link: http://bit.ly/1Mh5qRO

    Liz Fuller of RFE/RL reports on a change in the political leadership in Abkhazia. After five months in office the Abkhaz prime minister resigned in March and now a new one was appointed. Link: http://bit.ly/1IXWGuq

    This week’s CRRC blog looks at how urban and rural populations in Georgia relate with their neighbours. Link: http://bit.ly/1CBsyTB

    The New York Times has a travel piece on how cheap it is to travel in Tbilisi. Link: http://nyti.ms/1CietXk

    Georgian Journal looks at Georgia’s dead ships. Link: http://bit.ly/1y5fQ0J

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