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  1. The MEME this week is something Prime Minister Gharibashvili said while attending the Shuamtoba mountain festival in Adjara, making fun of Misha. He recounts some alleged anecdote that when Misha attended the festival, he ate too much of a local dish, and that he got so sick after that they had to emergency land the Super Puma helicopter they were flying in because there was no toilet. Link: http://bit.ly/1EdjJOz

    The Guardian visits the Stalin museum in Gori. They remark that the museum gives a Soviet-version of Stalin’s life and doesn’t mention the massive crimes and atrocities under his rule. Link: http://bit.ly/1M8q59W

    Sergey Markedonov for Russia Direct gives a run-through of Russia and the South Ossetia borderization. Link: http://bit.ly/1KFtxWq

    In Roll Call, two members of U.S. Congress write that Ukraine and Georgia remain open to joining Europe. Link: http://bit.ly/1DzdGc4

    The Wall Street Journal reports on how Georgia looks to dial down its conflict with Russia. Link: http://on.wsj.com/1KVgyTy

    DfWatch travels to the Gali region of Abkhazia to learn about women’s lives there, namely the lack of education and access to reproductive healthcare. Link: http://bit.ly/1IqHvdR

    Mashable ranked Georgian cuisine as one of the six ‘regional cuisines that don’t get enough love.’ Link: http://on.mash.to/1OF7Ar8

    Bollywood singer Master Salim has a new song called ‘Georgia Sae Jalandhar’ — and the video is filmed all over Tbilisi! Compete with Adjarian dancing kids on the peace bridge. Link: http://bit.ly/1K77a9x

    Georgian Journal profiles Georgian street artist TamOONZ. Link: http://bit.ly/1EdjYJC

    Georgian Journal also looks into the history of Tbilisi’s first fire brigade. Link: http://bit.ly/1IqHzKG

    This week’s CRRC blog looks at perceptions of what it means to be a good citizen, and compares it to what people report doing. Link: http://bit.ly/1JQELJ6

    Michael Allen in Georgia Today thinks the new building projects in Tbilisi are ‘crimes against architecture.’ Link: http://bit.ly/1TaBEMI

    The BBC captures a story from Azerbaijan: People protesting to wear shorts. Link: http://bbc.in/1MeQDGP

    JumpStart Georgia looks at women and lower salaries. Link: http://bit.ly/1hn8AGd

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