Kezerashvili charged, Saudi prince flood cash, US pays Misha’s salary, Kvitashvili did quit, Ukraine prosecutor charged with corruption, Turkmen gas transit, Strasbourg court may say Russia pays 70 mil, NATO exercises at Vasiani, Nat Bank report on gov, Ratiani leads UNM, Kvirik says Greek banks closed no big deal, Kutaisi mafiosi arrested in Spain, Ukraine death not war says Misha, more Russia talk, Dutch and Austrians ratify Association, new Tbilisi Sabortalo Metro stop, construction deaths, UEFA paper ticket sales, Azerbaijani flag trampled by soccer goons, cargo ship fined, life saving hero priest, Batumi Central train station opens, meat fines, KaZantip critiques Georgians, UNESCO on monuments, judo, tennis star, autism treatment, new commemorative coin, Zemfira with Ukrainian flag, film subsidies, police death cash to families, split power ministries, police violence, Hep C treatment, #ElectricYerevan in Brussels, khingali class in London

2 thoughts on “TBLPOD9july2015

  1. The MEME this week is a video a young woman posted a video on her facebook, describing police abuse against her. It’s been viewed over 97,000 times. Link: http://on.fb.me/1Hi8mby

    The Ministry of Internal Affairs responded with a video of them bringing the girl to the police station in Vake-Saburtalo, everything looking calm. Link:http://on.fb.me/1eJo0Tl

    Michael Birnbaum in the Washington Post says that Russia’s influence in Georgia is growing, and attributes it to a vacuum because EU leaders are wary following the Ukraine conflict and because of Misha’s absence. Link: http://wapo.st/1er0x9w

    Tornike Sharashenidze argues in ECFR.eu that Misha will not take any half-measures in reforming in Odessa. Link: http://bit.ly/1eJo3P2

    The Guardian explores how Tbilisi is recuperating from the zoo disaster. Link: http://bit.ly/1JWC6Mi

    The Calvert Journal explores six Georgian documentaries coming out this year. Link:http://bit.ly/1HQsW4c

    The CRRC asks: how good is your internet in Tbilisi? Link: http://bit.ly/1IMrWil

    An interview with academic Paul Manning on the ‘sleazy’ transition of Georgia in the 1990s. Link: http://bit.ly/1HldMzi

    DfWatch reports on tensions in Russian-Abkhaz relations, over the treaty on alliance and integration. Link:http://bit.ly/1KRb4sw

    The Balkanist looks at the numerous national ‘Mothers of Socialism’ monuments throughout the former Soviet Union. Link:http://bit.ly/1SwjFBO

  2. Hi there,

    Many Thanks for mentioning my workshop in your blog!
    I am stopping workshops for the summer and will resume in September.
    I would be delighted to invite you to one of my workshops whenever is convenient for you.
    Please drop me a line and I will keep you posted!

    Many Thanks


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