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  1. The MEME this week is Bera’s new song and video on youtube, ‘I look good on you,” which has over 400,000 views and 67,000 likes in two days. Link: http://bit.ly/1hOg7Oz

    Luke Coffey in the Heritage Foundation argues for advancing the U.S.-Georgia defence relationship, and gives recommendations on how to help Georgia on the Euro-Atlantic path. Link: http://herit.ag/1E7egyw

    IWPR reports on Georgian-South Ossetian cooperation in the maintenance of a shared irrigation system. Link: http://bit.ly/1TVNwrw

    Paul Rimple for Culinary Backstreets visits the shaded outdoor cafe in Sololaki behind the Writers’ House, Cafe Littera. Link: http://bit.ly/1MzXxoz

    And another from Paul Rimple for Eurasianet, investigating where the donation money for the 13th of June flood is going. Link: http://bit.ly/1JlF0eJ

    RFE/RL has a video of Misha doing training with the new Odessa police force. Link: http://bit.ly/1Jt7NzZ

    CNN goes on the road to Svaneti, learning about how some locals are working to preserve Svan language and culture, and how it mixes elements of Christianity and paganism. Link: http://cnn.it/1PyRuR0

    TI Georgia writes on the lack of women in local governments in Western Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1Jt7ULK

    Conde Naste Traveler names Mskheta as one of the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites. Link: http://cntrvlr.com/1FnP3fV

    Will Dunbar for the Independent goes to the mountains of Khevsureti to learn about pagan traditions. Link: http://ind.pn/1NnU2TN

    This week’s CRRC blogs looks at how as a result of the new census, Georgia is likely to move up and be labeled an upper middle income country. Link: http://bit.ly/1hsAD7t

    A video on the making of the UEFA Super Cup opening ceremony that was in Tbilisi earlier in August. Link: http://bit.ly/1UVf1yK

    One illustrator has a series of dictators as skull-faces, which include Stalin and Aliyev of Azerbaijan. Link: http://bit.ly/1EF9yTk

    Georgian Journal looks at some of the new works of street artist Gagosh. Link: http://bit.ly/1LlfR33

    Thrillist has a list of 50 things you need to eat in DC, which includes the khachapuri at Compass Rose. Link: http://bit.ly/1gYHOTW

    A little blast from the past, here’s a piece in the New York from 2011, about Misha and his crew shmoozing Donald Trump’s crew in New York and aiming at investments. Link: http://nyr.kr/1E74DPP

  2. Just a remark about Casino Adjara and who owns it — I think it used to be owned by T Ugulava but not anymore. He still owns Adjarabet, but now they’re rival casinos?

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