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  1. The MEME this week is more from the Rugby World Cup in the UK. Mamuka Gorgodze was once again named man of the match when the Lelos beat Namibia. The video of the announcement has over 1.9 million views, over 11 thousand shares. Link: http://on.fb.me/1N5gCyb

    For the New Republic, Sarah Topol details what exactly happened at the Tbilisi Zoo the night of the flood of the 13th of June and the government’s inept response. Link: http://bit.ly/1L6icwY

    Vazha Tavberidze writes in Transitions Online on the Tbilisi Zoo disaster, and how people came together to clean up the devastated flood zones. Link: http://bit.ly/1jVAIRP

    Alexander Bisley explores for Slate how Georgia’s 2008 conflict with Russia has motivated the Lelos at the Rugby World Cup. Link: http://slate.me/1MLy5yf

    Irakli Alasania in an opinion piece in Politico says that Georgia is a forgotten ally, putting itself on the line for NATO but not getting much in return. Link: http://politi.co/1j6BOcM

    The New York Times has a run-down on who is Demna Gvasalia, the new designer behind Balenciaga. Link: http://nyti.ms/1jkHiAO

    Zia Weise writes on less-conventional peace-building initiatives in the Caucasus: Elva’s virtual Peace Park video game that has teens from Georgia and Abkhazia playing together. Link: http://bit.ly/1Nx5WLY

    The Independent visits the London Georgian Film festival and concludes that Georgia is a ‘movie-making hot spot.’ Link: http://ind.pn/1NlKj0Z

    Chai Khana has a new edition on urban and rural young women in Azerbaijan. Link: http://bit.ly/1FkX0q5

    Tara Isabella Burton has a travel piece in the Guardian visiting the new hipster places in Tbilisi. Link: http://bit.ly/1FMlzwg

    Monica Ellena for Eurasianet looks at the huge costs of the universal healthcare program which was introduced by Georgian Dream. Link: http://bit.ly/1OqChUC

    Prime Minister Gharibashvili’s speech at the 70th UN General Assembly. Link: http://bit.ly/1VL01XT

    Serious Eats tastes the dishes that will make you fall in love with Georgian food. Link: http://bit.ly/1R29Aej

    Lonely Planet lists the world’s most intriguing wine regions, which includes Kakheti. Link: http://bit.ly/1OlM1xU

    Vogue recommends you try some ‘orange’ wine, which is made from white grapes. Their Master Sommelier visits Georgia. Link: http://vogue.cm/1MbukfW

    Two Georgian double amputee servicemen injured in Afghanistan have a Kickstarter page to break a Guinness World Record. Link: http://bit.ly/1R3Oix1

    Another Kickstarter page for a project producing all-natural and traditional ‘bebo’ wool Georgian slippers. Link: http://kck.st/1PmlUrA

    For the CRRC Jenny Patruyan takes a look at Think Tanks in Armenia and asks, who needs their thinking? Link: http://bit.ly/1Mk1IRZ

    Georgian Journal looks at the increasing influence of Russian propaganda in Georgian politics. Link: http://bit.ly/1Lnxr8j

    Georgian Journal also looks at the country’s agricultural industries. Link: http://bit.ly/1PmlYHQ

  2. on he Georgian PM at the UN General Assembly:
    he also held a statement at the UN general Assemnly “Interactive Dialogue 4 “Protecting our planet and combating climate change” on Sept. 28th.
    The text can be found here
    The video can be watched in the webcast archive
    go to min 1:00:30

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