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2 thoughts on “TBLPOD25feb2016

  1. The MEME this week is a commemoration for Soviet Occupation day. The US Embassy and many others are sharing a photo of 19 year old Maro Makashvili who was a volunteer nurse and was killed by an explosion in the battlefield defending Tbilisi. Link: http://on.fb.me/1Tbd836

    DfWatch talks with villagers along the administrative boundary line with South Ossetia. Link: http://bit.ly/1KPxIDb

    In Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty’s Caucasus Report, Liz Fuller writes that President Margvelashvili remains a divisive figure in Georgia even after the change in prime minister in December 2015. Link: http://bit.ly/24sCcG7

    An interview with Prime Minister Kvirikashvili in RFE/RL. Link: http://bit.ly/1UnQlA5

    The Hollywood Reporter looks at how Georgia, Ukraine, Portugal, and Switzerland are trying to promote incentives for film production in their countries. Link: http://bit.ly/21vUrIy

    The Guardian profiles some couples in the UK divided by visa rules that requires a minimum income for family reunification. Link: http://bit.ly/21kjoGw

    New Tbilisi-based documentary photo agency Error Images, founded by female Georgian photojournalists. Link: http://bit.ly/20YRmyx

    A photographic series from Armenia. Link: http://bit.ly/1oE5v7Q

    The Wall Street Journal on the story of the Swiss banker who lost Bidzina’s money. Link: http://on.wsj.com/1otX3bN

    Gothamist goes to the Georgian restaurant Oda House to talk some adjaruli khachapuri. Link: http://bit.ly/1Q1nWNc

  2. Thoroughly enjoyed the podcast as always. 🙂 Just wanted to point out that VimpelCom is 43% controlled by Norwegian Telenor and 47,9% by Russian Alfa Group. I don’t believe either party has ultimate control, so it’s not ‘Kremlin-controlled’.

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