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Wednesday, March 2
Utsnobi begins new reality show?!

Alia writes that well known opposition activist and popular singer Gia Gachechiladze (Utsnobi) is beginning a new reality show that will replace the popular TV reality show Cell N5 which was aired in 2009 on Maestro TV.

According to reports, Gachechiladze who previously lived in a cell for several months, will now sit in a camp in a forest from where the show will be broadcast on Georgian television. It is not yet known which channel will broadcast the show.

There are speculations that the launch of the new show is linked to the expected activation of the Georgian party as Utsnobi’s brother, Levan Gachechiladze is one of the leaders of this political party.

The Georgian party neither confirms nor denies this information. According to the party’s press office this idea has been discussed previously, but no concrete plans have been implemented.

Manjgaladze calls Torshin’s statement an absurd accusation

The President’s press speaker Manana Manjgaladze spoke yesterday about the recent accusations of Russian senator Torshin, 24 Hours reports.

“It comes amidst the Georgian government’s attempts to launch cooperation and dialogue regarding the terrorist acts carried out in Georgia. Some politicians in Moscow responded to the Georgian proposal with absurd accusations,” Manjgaladze said, adding, “The Georgian President and the Foreign Minister condemned the act of terror at Domodedovo airport.”

Alexander Torshin, senator and member of the National Anti-terrorism Committee, said Georgia could be behind January’s deadly terrorist attack on Domodedovo airport in Moscow. “I’m convinced that the attack was organised abroad. I understand that my words may cause anger and misunderstanding, but in my opinion, it was Georgia and its regime,” he told the government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta. He also said that those who perpetrated the attack in Domodedovo and last year’s blast at a market in the North Ossetian capital of Vladikavkaz were not suicide bombers, commenting, “I’m convinced they were blown up from a distance.”

The powerful blast that ripped through the international arrivals hall of Russia’s largest airport on January 24 killed 36 people and injured over 100.