Georgia News Digest 08-14-07
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1. Avoiding the Cubanization of Georgia
2. Why did Russian-Georgian tension escalate?
3. “Rooks” have flown over
4. UFO over Georgia
5. No UN emergency session on missile incident, as Russian peacekeepers release counterevidence
6. Georgian, RF diplomats discuss joint probe into Aug 6 incident
7. Georgian, Russian diplomats discuss missile incident
8. Ivanov’s remarks ‘raving nonsense’ – Interior Minister says
9. Ivanov’s Remarks Slammed as ‘Immoral’
10. Georgian officials hit back at Russia’s Ivanov over remarks on missile incident
11. UK, Germany, France asked to join missile incident probe
12. Foreign experts probe into missile incident
13. International forensic experts start investigation into bombing
14. Independent team probes Georgia missile incident
15. Evidence accumulates on Russian air incursion into Georgia
16. Peacekeepers accuse Georgia of blocking missile dispute probe
17. Peacekeepers in S Ossetia collect data on incident with rocket
18. Abkhazia in the Caucasus geopolitical game
19. Action of Abkhazian students held on Enguri bridge
20. Abkhaz youth hold rally at de facto border with Georgia
21. Great Britain shots documentary film about de facto Abkhazia
22. Russian tourists killed in Abkhazian mine accident
23. Sukhumi will not allow opening of an information center of NATO in the Gallski district of Abkhazia
24. Saakashvili opens youth patriot camp in Upper Abkhazia
25. Careful, lest they burn down the disco-youth camp a reckless presence in Upper Abkhazia
26. Governmental session of de facto South Ossetia and North Ossetia continues in Vladikavkaz
27. Peacekeepers arrest Ukrainian journalists in South Ossetia
28. S. Ossetia threatens to block water supplies to central Georgia
29. Ilkham Aliev To Visit Georgia On September 20
30. Construction starts on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, Tbilisi opening ceremony slated for September
31. Zurabishvili and Okruashvili – What are their chances as potential presidential candidates?
32. New film about Zurab Zhvania opens up his personal character
33. Georgia first president’s widow goes on hunger strike in Tbilisi
34. Maia Nadiradze won’t be in the new parliament
35. ‘Caucasia’ TV still out of office
36. TV company Kavkasia has new office
37. State evicts scores of businesses amid allegations of a media crackdown
38. Labour Party demands foundation of house for press
39. Cemetery privatization issue pending decision
40. Sony Evicted from Justice Ministry building: American shareholders going to US court
41. Sozar Subari – Teetering on the Razor’s Edge
42. Confiscated villas for officers
43. Tbilisi City Court hears trial for murder of 14-year-old girl
44. New witnesses emerge in teenager’s murder case
45. Police fails to identify dead girl
46. Foreign tourists robbed on Temka beach
47. A Georgian antidote for treating its gays
48. Batumi Mayor Resigns
49. Batumi mayor denies resignation
50. Borjomi: Climbing its Way Back to the Top
51. What is the Quality of Tbilisi Air?
52. Libraries disappearing in Georgia
53. Georgia’s tourism industry ranked 66th most promising in the world
54. Georgian wanted by Counterespionage Department detained at airport
55. Micro solar power plants start operating in Georgia
56. Cascade Bank to re-brand into Galt & Taggart Bank
57. British buy desertirebis bazari and Tbilisi univermag
58. Airports in Poti and Kutaisi to be sold by October
59. A better class of nothing
60. New parking regulations expected for this fall
61. Shaori expected to emerge as a strong rival to Georgia’s long-established resorts
62. JSC Basisbank simplifies procedures for student loan service
63. Gold discovered near Kazreti
64. Zod gold mines showdown – Sterlite license in revocation hearing
65. Baghaturia against KazTransGas
66. Tbilisi Water Company on sale
67. I am very lucky to be able to choose when, where, and with whom I want to play” – Lisa Batiashvili
68. The country, not the state: Hogs add Georgia’s best player in guard Patsatsia

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Jonathan Kulick, Ph.D., Director of Studies, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, 3a Chitadze, Tbilisi 0108, Georgia (Republic),, office: +995 32 47 35 55, mobile: +995 95 33 33 40, USA voicemail: 310.928.6814


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