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02 February, 2012
02 February, 2012

Excerpt from E.A. Robinson’ s ‘Miniver Cheevy’:
'...Miniver loved the Medici,
Albeit he had never seen one;
He would have sinned incessantly
Could he have been one.

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02 February, 2012
02 February, 2012

Very soon a big and countrywide change will take place in Russia. In all bureaucrats’ offices current president Medvedev's portraits will be replaced by photographs of a newly-elected head of state. Fortunately for Russian officials, this shift is likely to require minimum of efforts. Functionaries of all ranks will just need to take from the cases slightly dusty portraits of   President Putin and hang them up in conspicuous places.

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19 January, 2012
19 January, 2012

Crowd is defined in Webster’s dictionary as - large number of people gathered together, typically in a disorganized or unruly way. Synonyms are horde, pack, mass, swarm and mob.

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19 January, 2012
19 January, 2012

When I looked at the keyboard of my span-new Mac Book, I was sincerely surprised. In the second line of letters I saw the ¨ (Russian phoneme ‘yo’) letter! This is a Russian alphabet letter, which was unjustly offended by the majority of computer manufactures, working on our market. Generally speaking, they place the ¨ button in the left remote corner of the keyboard. Therefore, a user has to make quite an effort to reach it with the pinkie.

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12 January, 2012
12 January, 2012

I do not really like to be flying in company with my compatriots! They are habitually discontent with the service they usually get, with the tourists from other countries and with each other too. They buzz, clutter, and drink indulgently aboard. By every word and gesture they demonstrate their desire to rebel. And this may happen ubiquitously at any time.

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11 January, 2012
11 January, 2012

Against all predictions and warnings that US economy is not what it used to be, Santa has done well by many people this year. One part of the society most pleased with Santa this year is the banking industry.

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22 December, 2011
22 December, 2011

The final results of elections to the Russian State Duma were announced on the 9th of December, but only the next day we knew what was the actual, the principal and incontestable result of the 4th December voting... This is not, obviously, the fake victory of Putin's and Medvedev's United Russia Party.

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15 December, 2011
15 December, 2011

Continued from previous week Art Basel and my wallet

Mancho  Ekliani

I didn’t  go to jail.  Also, I didn’t become a famous artist, but the Art Basel did turn into an interesting show, mainly because while I waited for the no good, dirty low down friend of mine Khatia Esartia to creep out of the VIP lounge where she had been hiding from me with my wallet, two very stupid foreigners (Russians) decided to annoy the hell out of me.

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15 December, 2011
15 December, 2011

My son-in-law was working at the polling station 91 as a member of a local election commission during parliamentary elections in Moscow. He took home a copy of the signed, authorized, stamped report on the election results. But when he compared it with this same polling station results posted on Internet by the Central Election Commission his amazement was full.

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15 December, 2011
15 December, 2011

We certainly had some clew – nothing was terribly unexpected. The overwhelming sense of premonition was definitely present, but when you are not sure of what is going to happen, you feel happier because the hope is still there for something good to occur – miracles happen, you keep telling yourself, who knows, things might have a funny twist around.

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09 December, 2011
09 December, 2011

 

Georgian Journal is opening one more dedicated column – ‘Notes from Russia’ lead by the young Russian independent journalist Alina Zubareva. We were encouraged by the thought that it is not so easy in today’s Russia to speak up, but our new author has enough nerve and guts for this.

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08 December, 2011
08 December, 2011

Mancho  Ekliani

Let’s get this straight from the beginning. I did NOT go to Miami to schmooze with the Art Basel dealers and wheelers, nor did I go to scout out the next great artist or next big celebrity at the Art Miami fare. As far as I am concerned great art belongs to the dead; Renoir, Picasso and Pirosmani.

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01 December, 2011
01 December, 2011

Few weeks ago my personal blog (experimentindesign.wordpress.com) was subject to hacking, and if you have never been hacked, I must tell you it is an infuriating feeling. When I realized what was happening, I did the only thing I could do; I went to look for a company that would  move my website to a secure location.

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24 November, 2011
24 November, 2011

One afternoon, in 1996, two black cars with tinted windows drove up to Estes-Simmons Inc looking for a silversmith. Specifically they were looking for Gia Gogishvili, a master silversmith from Tbilisi, Georgia.

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17 November, 2011
17 November, 2011

 

Dear GJ readers, for the next three issues our columnist  Khatia Esartia who writes the column ‘From Georgia to Georgia’ will present you with interviews of some very interesting persons who happen to be Georgian and live in another Georgia. We hope you enjoy these interviews.

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03 November, 2011
03 November, 2011

On October 16, 2011 Atlanta City Hall hosted the Fourth Annual fundraising evening for Taste of Georgia. For the past four years Taste of Georgia has been enjoying the patronage of the Atlanta Tbilisi Sister city Committee. With the help of this committee and the mayor’s office, Taste of Georgia organizer and Georgian Mission Director, Nina Tickaradze has been able to converge members of Georgian community at the City Hall with a fundraising goal in mind. 

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20 October, 2011
20 October, 2011

If you are bored with your peaceful personal life, join in the political race. As a surprise to many, and not quite a shock to others, in the recent news  Bidzina (Boris) Ivanishvili announced his intention to run for a government seat in the coming 2013 elections. Why would a well-to-do, seemingly happy family man, disturb his life to participate in politics is anyone’s guess. But the fact is that the otherwise shy public figure has come out swinging into the spotlight.

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13 October, 2011
13 October, 2011

What do a 13-year-old girl and Ramzan Kadyrov have in common? They love their coming of age birthday parties.

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06 October, 2011
06 October, 2011

I was driving my grandparents to a store and my grandmother was trying to tell me a joke. Did I know what a chicken sounded when it laid an egg, she had asked.

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29 September, 2011
29 September, 2011

Newspapers and newsblogs  last week proclaimed Mr. Putin’s official announce _ ment to run for the seat of the president, as news

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