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Compiled by Tato Gachechiladze
Monday, October 22
Should Georgia boycott Olympic Games?

Some time ago Prime Minister Candidate Bidzina Ivanishvili made a statement that Georgia should take part in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. His teammate Mamuka Areshidze said that this opinion should not be understood as a categorical statement.

The United National Movement believes that Georgia should boycott Sochi Olympic Games.

Resonasi asked: should Georgia boycott Sochi Olympic Games?

Yuri Mechitov (photographer): I think that we should not boycott Sochi Olympic Games.

Gia Nodia (political analyst): It is too early to decide on the matter. However, if we foresee Georgian Russia relations, I think we should boycott Sochi Olympic Games. In any case, the situation today is that we should not take part in it.

Gia Macharashvili (composer): If we want to build our reputation in the world we should participate in this Olympic game. We might have to play an unpleasant role for the sake of the country's reputation.

Arsoshvili says that none of the employees were dismissed illegally

Commercial Director of Telasi, Zurab Arsoshvili, responded to the complaints of the dismissed staff and stated that none of them had been dismissed illegally from the power Distribution Company Telasi, Rezonansi writes. Several former employs of Telasi visited the office of the Georgian Dream coalition and left a letter to its leader and future Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili on behalf of about 150 employees of the company, which they assert, were dismissed unfairly in the summer. They say the reason of their dismissal was sharply political as they were substituted by unqualified staff after Zurab Arsoshvili was appointed the commercial director of the company.