Gov cuts Pres budget in half, Zurabashvili says EU and NATO are priority, inauguration in Telavi, Ukrainians arrested for guns, UNM rally, Margvel met with Zurabashvili, NDI says elections sucked, Gali allowed to smuggle for a week, Iberia TV employee pawns, Zalkaliani in Brussels, Chechens want border crossing into Khevsureti, Rurua dead, Asadov out, Pankisi ISIS nut killed, different Asian flat prices, UNESCO lists Chidaoba, CRRC on avoiding radicalism, jarti collectors, Rayfield Vazha translations

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    **The Daily Beast covered Zurabashvili’s election. Link: https://thebea.st/2SvlAvR

    **Civil.ge published some opinions of Georgian experts on the elections. Link: https://bit.ly/2zLKvEB

    **The Caucasus Research Resource Center released a needs assessment for countering violent extremism in Georgia. Link: https://bit.ly/2Sz3b1q

    **OC Media wrote about the “jarti” (junk) collectors of Tbilisi. Link: https://bit.ly/2rk8Ixj

    **In October Garnett Press published “Unveiling Vazha Pshavela,” a hardback selection, edited and illustrated by the Ukrainian-Georgian artist Andro Semeiko and translated by Donald Rayfield, of three longer poems and nine lyrics, together with stories about Vazha by Antelidze and Kordzaia-Samadashvili, some of the texts being printed in both languages, for sale for £12.95. Buy it online at Foyles.

  2. Dear Mark,

    Thanks for the Vazha puff…
    I was very perturbed to hear of Nikoloz Rurua’s untimely death. One problem is that he was seeing through the press a magnificent English-language version (which I was proud to work on) of his catalogue raisonné of Pirosmani’s paintings. I wonder if Tbilpod can find out from his relatives or associates if the project will have the people and funding in place to see it appear.

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