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Thursday, August 14 2008, #153 (1669)

Good News: Georgia has Olympic Champions

Georgia won two gold medals yesterday at the Beijing Olympics. Manuchar Kvirkvelia won the first, in the Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling 74 kilogram weight class, defeating China’s Chong Yongxiang. The second was won by Irakli Tsirekidze in the Men’s Judo 90kg class, who reached the final by defeating Russia’s Ivan Pershin by hold down. In the final he beat Amar Benikhlef of Algeria with a shido. (more)

Ceasefire proposed, but not kept

United States President George W. Bush has made a statement condemning Russian military adventures in Georgia, welcoming French peace efforts and sending Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to France and Georgia to take part in negotiations. (more)

Torrent of refugees surges through Tbilisi

An immense flow of former residents of Gori, Tskhinvali and almost every Georgian region, who have been forced to leave their homes by Russian “peacekeepers,” has dispersed to different regions of Georgia. (more)

The News in Brief

Three days of mourning declared in Georgia (more)


The Russian ultimatum

The Russian leadership has fulfilled its dream. It has defeated Georgia militarily and is now trying to derive the utmost benefit from doing so. (more)

Georgian resorts stripped of holidaymakers

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“Georgian banks resume work” (more)

Georgian Words of the Day


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