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21 October, 2010
21 October, 2010

Nick  Assatiani

Having a permanent personal physician or dentist is still unusual for an average Muscovite.

 

When trouble comes, one makes a decision based on the cost of procedure, choosing between the overcrowded public clinic and the shiny expensive private hospital.

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14 October, 2010
14 October, 2010

I’ve just returned from Ireland, the Emerald Island as it is known to the world. It is really ‘the world’s greenest country,’ one of the most beautiful;

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14 October, 2010
14 October, 2010

Wednesday morning I walked out of Holburn underground tube station and was welcomed by beautiful sunny London air. I was automatically smitten with the hustle and bustle of the city.

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07 October, 2010
07 October, 2010

Nick Assatiani
(GJ Moscow Correspondent)


‘The prospect of Russia joining NATO still sounds like a joke, an oxymoron. Like a sheep joining a pack of wolves. (In the West it’s treated like a wolf joining a herd of sheep)’, - said a report issued more than a decade ago by a Washington-based Committee on the issues of Eastern Europe and Russia in NATO. Has anything changed since then?

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07 October, 2010
07 October, 2010

Recently I read a review in New York Times on Nick Cave, chair of fashion department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. When I went to The Art Institute, he was new and green, just starting to teach knitting classes.

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07 October, 2010
07 October, 2010

Mancho  Ekliani
‘During election time while I was in Tbilisi I saw a curious television interview taken with an older lady - a would-be voter in Gali

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30 September, 2010
30 September, 2010

As a birthday gift to my brother, I took him to an Anime convention in Atlanta.

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30 September, 2010
30 September, 2010

How courteous and good-mannered are heroes of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and other Russian classics! Sometimes their manners are too good. (Though, to my mind, you cannot be too much polite.) Gogol makes his readers laugh when one of his heroes shows accentuated courtesy: “On, please, allow me not to allow you do that!”

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23 September, 2010
23 September, 2010

 

I’ve never been to Gubbio, in Italy. Not yet. But I’m sure I will be enchanted by this medieval city when I see it. I have observed many of its images on Internet; they are just flabbergasting. And I’ve read much about it. It is really unique.

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23 September, 2010
23 September, 2010

 

I, like most of the people of my generation, who are trying to earn a living, am a busy person. But even though I am usually swamped in paperwork, I occasionally find time to read. Sometimes I even find time to read novels, although that activity has become somewhat of a rarity in my life. (I have been trying to get through Herzog, by Saul Bellow, since 2008) .

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23 September, 2010
23 September, 2010

 

Circumstances of Zviad Gamsakhurdia’s tragic death will be explored. International information sources report that an ad hoc parliamentary commission will probe what happened to the first president of the post-communist Georgia.

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23 September, 2010
23 September, 2010

 

New York, Chicago, Las Vegas... These are areas of burgeoning activities of Donald Trump, famous American land developer. But what about addresses of his future large-scale projects?

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16 September, 2010
16 September, 2010

I am staying now in Venice, the most beautiful city in the world, maybe. Why maybe? Because I love Tbilisi more than any other city on this planet. And I am comparing these two cities all this time while I’m staying here and seeing so many tourists in Venice.

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10 September, 2010
10 September, 2010

Two years ago my Georgian friend Mancho and I visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see an exhibit of Salvador Dali's work. The exhibition Dali: Painting and Film was designed to illustrate Dali's later works with cinema while residing in the United States during and post World War II. Amongst photographs and illustrations there were a few short films shown during the exhibition. We saw Un Chien Andalou, film collaboration with Luis Bu¤uel and a film done with Walt Disney called Destino.

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07 September, 2010
07 September, 2010

I met up with one of the founders of Sanguko Films, Nutsa Kukhianidze, at a Literature cafe on Barnov Street. The cafe stands in a row of three other cafes on the same strip and I had to walk through quite a few tables to get to the one at the back where Ms Kukhianidze was sitting. She was dressed in a black tank top and loose fitting pants and wore no makeup, which was a stark change from the rest of the overdressed clientele. While everyone else was eyeing each new-comer with raised eyebrows, Kukhianidze was busy sipping coffee. She was buried nose deep in reading material.

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