Judges bleeds Rustavi 2, +Messi!!! another fence move, internet providers merge to become monopoly, interest rates up, UNM guys tangle with cops, Georgian volunteer dies in Ukraine, Ukrainian air force general visits Tbilisi, August war commemoration statements, GRECO says Geo should look at its campaign finance situation, cop shot in Alvani, monastery Russian dog fight, Russian media says a Teriel Oniani connected thief was nabbed, tankodrome. flights, Viber no Sovereign visitor issues, woman ministers want heroes in schools, old Sokhumi mass graves, grapes, Indian hotels, Didgoroba, foresters, Gubaz in Iran again, table cloths

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  1. The MEME this week is Leo Messi’s “Feeling amazing in Tbilisi, Georgia” tag. Link: http://on.fb.me/1J8cdKB

    And a second meme — Messi with a plate of khinkali. Link: http://on.fb.me/1hBZBB5

    Michael Birnbaum writes for the Washington Post on Misha’s job in Odessa, and says that if he fails, Ukraine is basically doomed to remain corrupt and fall back into Russia’s orbit. Link: http://wapo.st/1TB4PJ2

    Natalie Sabanadze for Politico’s EU site that the West was more or less silent after the 2008 war, and this made it easy for Russia to make a war in Ukraine a few years later. Link: http://politi.co/1J8cnkU

    In the BBC, George Mchedlishvili explores what’s behind Russia’s recent border actions in Georgia. Link: http://bbc.in/1f79fcZ

    RT aka Kremlin news has an interview on the August 2008 war, and says that Misha is proof that color revolutions can be reversed. Link: http://bit.ly/1JWYYNw

    The Wall Street Journal travels with Misha on a Ukrainian marshrutka through Odessa province, where Misha is showing that he means transparency. Link: http://on.wsj.com/1ErxhGh

    CNN has a list of ‘reasons to visit Georgia.’ Link: http://cnn.it/1fbygUl

    Agenda.ge writes on the efforts of Tbilisi State Academy of Arts to restore the production of traditional ‘blue cloths.’ Link: http://bit.ly/1MrLdIt

    My Georgian Journal and Kviris Palitra column this week is about the judge that seized some of Rustavi 2’s assets via an odd mechanism of injunctive relief, which will have the effect of bleeding the station to death unless it’s overturned on appeal. Link: http://bit.ly/1DPEO7k

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