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Thursday, August 19, 2010, #159 (2174)

Direct sailings between Russia and Abkhazia

Tbilisi expressed its protest against information released by the Russian media on August 17 on restoring maritime traffic between Russia and Georgia’s (more)

Vera Kobalia introduces new Head of Tourism

Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Vera Kobalia introduced Maia Sidamonidze, the new Head of Department of Tourism and Resorts (more)

Public Defender critical of Kakabadze’s detention


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The News in Brief

"Obligatory Conscription begins" (more)


August 12 agreement not fulfilled

The Medvedev – Sarkozy signed agreement of August 12, 2008 is the only document regulating relations between Georgia and Russia. (more)

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"Ombudsman on IDP’s eviction" (more)
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"Read TimeOuTbilisi and explore Georgian society and history, discover the beauty of the country and learn more about Georgian culture. Make Georgia an adventure with your I." (more)

Feature: A factory of fulfilled dreams




Cuisine: The blend of Georgian taste and odour


Traditions: Georgia's Traditional Vessels


History: Unification of the Georgian Statehood


Region: Tao-Klarjeti


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