Bidzina and the Panama Papers, Elections 8 Oct, NK, more sex tapes, Dream and Republicans run apart, students still at it, Pankisi imams say no child brides, Sakvarelidze booted in Kiev, Gazprom deal, IS drop, Shalva Ramishvili fired, women to top court one a homophobe, Keza not extradited, E Kodua sentenced, taxi regulations, 140 German Euro line to gov, marriage inequality referendum, Gori prof fired for saying no Stalin statue, Korea investment, big hotel, new Tskneti Betania road collapse, red zebras in Didube, teacher training, olives in Sighnaghi, dolphins, Lelos, anti smoking rally, tractor plant, and continuing coverage of the European Emergency Number Association

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  1. The MEME this week is on mymaika.ge, you can get a graphic Tee shirt of Bidzina’s old tree floating on the Black Sea. Link: http://bit.ly/1MYEgju

    Journalists David Bloss and Nino Bakradze of the Organized Crime And Corruption Reporting Project investigate what assets of BI’s were revealed in the Panama Papers. Link: http://bit.ly/1qzBKH2

    Giorgi Lomsadze for Tamada Tales details the information war in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Link: http://bit.ly/1SUye2M

    A post by ‘The Accidental Geographer’ Ryan McCarrel explaining that the Karabakh conflict distracts the root problem of two illiberal regimes. Link: http://bit.ly/23cOhBi

    Paul Salopek in Politico has a dispatch from “Putin’s mysterious moving border” — the boundary line with South Ossetia. Link: http://politi.co/238H6Xg

    In Retrograd, Will Dunbar explores the history of Number 22 Ingorovka street, the Bolshevik’s secret police prison. Link: http://bit.ly/1Ujxpns

    CNN Money goes to Tbilisi to talk plans for economic growth with Prime Minister Kvirikashvili. Link: http://cnnmon.ie/1SEsNT1

    American travel blog duo Belarmino post on their walking tour of crumbling Old Tbilisi. Link: http://bit.ly/1S7hRmw

    RT reports that Misha said it would be ‘humiliating’ to have a foreigner head the Ukrainian cabinet. Link: http://bit.ly/20dHMsD

    In the Guardian, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda explains why she is investigating possible war crimes in the Russia-Georgia war. Link: http://bit.ly/1q3Q61F

    4Plus photograph the struggles and hidden world of domestic violence in Armenia. Link: http://nyti.ms/1qbBJIq

    Tara Burton sings an ode to Tbilisi kitsch in National Geographic. Link: http://on.natgeo.com/1SSJcFU

    There will be a graphic comic coming out in 2017 of Rustaveli’s A Knight in Panther’s Skin, created by painter David Machavariani. Link: http://bit.ly/1RIpT34

    The BBC talks Georgia’s sex tape mystery and muses who could be behind it. Link: http://bbc.in/1NdlY8Z

    The Financial Times explores the rebirth of film-making in Georgia. Link: http://on.ft.com/1S7hYOX

    Breitbart reports that according to German federal police, Georgia sends gangs over to Germany under the guise of asylum seekers in order to commit theft and crime. Link: http://bit.ly/1YiGaw4

    The State Minister for European Integration Dato Bakradze advertises for a new book, a collection on ‘Georgia’s European Ways.’ Link: http://bit.ly/25P8dZR

    TBC bank created an animated video to explain the history of rugby in Georgia. They’re new sponsors of the Lelos. Link: http://bit.ly/1SUyy1u

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