Military
Irakli Alasania attended Green Berets military training in Vaziani
16 January, 2014
Defense Minister Irakli Alasania and Joint Staff Chief Maj. Gen. Vakhtang Kapanadze inspected a planned training event for Green Berets special forces at the Vaziani Military Polygon on Thursday.
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Irakli Alasania celebrated the old calendar New Year with service members
14 January, 2014
Defense Minister Irakli Alasania celebrated the old calendar New Year on January 14 alongside service members of the 5th Infantry Brigade in Gori.
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Georgian Chief of Joint Staff met his Afghan counterpart
10 January, 2014
Joint Staff Chief Maj. Gen. Vakhtang Kapanadze met his Afghan counterpart as part of his official visit to the republic.
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Irakli Alasania visited renovated Senaki Base
09 January, 2014
Defense Minister Irakli Alasania visited renovated facilities at the Senaki Base housing the 2nd Infantry Brigade to inspect the quality of the renovation work.
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How Georgian soldiers celebrate Christmas in Afghanistan
08 January, 2014
Joint Staff Chief Maj. Gen. Vakhtang Kapanadze joined the Orthodox Christmas celebration on January 7 with the Georgian service members of the ISAF mission in Afghanistan.
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Georgian soldiers celebrate New Year in Afghanistan
03 January, 2014
Georgian service members of the 31st and Batumi Battalions in the ISAF mission celebrated the New Year at the Leatherneck base in Afghanistan.
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Injured Georgian soldiers left for the US for rehabilitation
28 December, 2013
First group of injured service members of the Georgian Armed Forces departed from Tbilisi International Airport in the early hours of Friday to undergo prosthetic treatment
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295 Georgian soldiers are back from Afghanistan
23 December, 2013
Two hundred and ninety-five service members of the Batumi Light Infantry Battalion returned to Georgia from Afghanistan
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Priority: anti-tank and anti-aircraft defense
19 December, 2013
It is necessary to define all the key priorities to bolster Georgia’s defense power. No wonder, then, that the Defense leadership of the country gives the highest importance to strengthening anti-tank and missile systems. Following the bitter August 2008 war experience, the previous authorities tried to enhance the robustness of the Georgian army. But under Russia’s political pressure many countries who in past were always willing to supply the Georgian Army with any kind of armament (though often at inflated prices, and technically inferior) are declining to sell what is needed for defense against rockets and missiles.
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Georgia not to leave Afghanistan
19 December, 2013
Two Georgian battalions (1600 soldiers) will remain in Afghanistan till the completion of the ISAF mission at the end of 2014. The decision was disclosed during an official meeting between high ranking officials from the Georgian Defense Ministry and their colleagues from the Pentagon, in the course of an official visit of the Georgian delegation to America. The news comes in contrast to earlier informal reports from the Defense Ministry that it was considering cancellation of the next rotation of one of the two battalions in the summer of 2014, in order to reduce the size of the Georgian contingent staying in Afghanistan till the end of the ISAF mission from 1600 to 900.
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A group of Georgian journalists, including Bella Zakaidze, cameraman Vakhtang Lekiashvili, and assistant Mikheil Mikhoev, were detained in the village of Adzvi by Russian militants who have been occupying Georgian territories since the war in 2008. As the chief producer of the broadcasting company TV3 Maia Chuchulashvili told InterPressNews, the camera crew was detained by Russian occupants when they were visiting the village to cover the incident of Russians relocating the border into the village of Adzvi. The journalist had to report live from the scene at 17:00, but they lost contact.
On April 16, the second episode of the entertainment show “Exact Matct” (“Erti Ertshi”) was aired on channel GDS. The judge lineup has changed: Nanuka Khuskivadze, Ephrem Shaneli
Former president of Georgian Mikheil Saakashvili talks to CNN’s Becky Anderson about how his experience with the Kremlin compares to Kiev's.
Georgian journalists that were captured by Russian occupant forces two days ago were released today. Bela Zakaidze and other TV3 crew members gave an interview
They're both masters of the beautiful game in their own age, adored by millions all over the world for their skill, artistry and phenomenal goal records
Do we remember the celebrated text of the Preamble to the United States Constitution? Isn’t it amazing that it so accurately fits into the best political beliefs of the Georgian people? Listen to this slightly altered version of the Preamble, tailored on Georgia: We the people of SAKARTVELO, in order to form a more perfect republic, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity...
In yet another episode of American show “Dancing with the Stars” the competitors played the role of Disney characters.
The US supports granting the Membership Action Plan (MAP) to Georgia at the NATO Summit in Wales in September. However, Victoria Nuland, the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs stresses there is no consensus within the allies on the issue. “Georgians are well aware that there is no consensus in the Alliance and that they have work to do to convince, particularly some of our western European allies, of their worthiness for the MAP,” Nuland stated.
Interview with Grigol Vashadze, ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs

Grigol Vashadze, ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs spoke with us about the foreign course of Georgia, and threats and challenges country faces. Q. – Mr. Vashadze, you were one of the organizers of the action – No to Collaborationism. Who is the addressee of this No?
CEU Alumni Get Together

On 10 April at 7 pm at the Hungarian Embassy, Ambassador Sandor Szabo hosted the graduates of the Central European University (CEU) from the past 20 years. The President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili was the most honorable guest, together with representatives of diplomatic corps, as well as the alumni themselves.
The Hungarian Ambassador to Georgia, Mr. Sandor Szabo, noted that currently 243 CEU alumni live in Georgia. ”It is in particular a great honor for me today to welcome His Excellency Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, on these few hundred square meter of Hungarian territory, who himself graduated from the Central European University during the last academic year held in Prague in 1993-1994,” Noted the Hungarian diplomat.
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