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30 December, 2010
30 December, 2010

As a child brought up in the Soviet Union, I knew of no Santa Claus. I had never heard of Christmas, Catholic or Orthodox. We celebrated the New Year - that was our holiday.

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30 December, 2010
30 December, 2010

According to the recent report by Susanne Murray-Jones, the United Nations refugees’ agency (UNHCR) representative in Tbilisi, this organization has joined forces with the UN Development Program (UNDP) to launch a project that should ease the social and economic integration of Chechen refugees in the Pankisi Gorge region to the benefit of their host communities.

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23 December, 2010
23 December, 2010

Christmas is finally here in the United States. This is the most beloved holiday that usually takes off right after Thanksgiving and sticks around till after the New Years. This is the time for gingerbread houses and Christmas trees decked out in their fanciest gear.This is the holiday that brings families together and delivers Seasons Greeting cards from the people they haven’t heard from since last Christmas. If Thanksgiving holiday is all about giving Thanks for what we have, Christmas is all about flaunting how much we have and how much we can buy for our loved ones.

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23 December, 2010
23 December, 2010

Mancho  Ekliani

Dear Santa Claus,
I am writing to you from Los Angeles, CA. As you know there is never any snow here and the feeling of Christmas is pretty much non-existent.

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09 December, 2010
09 December, 2010

I know very little about Mr. Julian Assange of the WikiLeaks fame. I know he is famous for publishing secret cables from US diplomats.

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02 December, 2010
02 December, 2010

My friend Mancho is not known to like children. Last year Mancho’s job at the university as a lab technician was cut to shorter hours.

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25 November, 2010
25 November, 2010

Mancho Ekliani
I like Russian language. Kill me but I like it a lot. I studied it in school. I almost flunked the written exam, but I loved reading Lermontov in Russian.

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25 November, 2010
25 November, 2010

Nika  Lobjanidze


According to the latest data provided by ITU (International Telecommunication Union), only 1 900 000 citizens of Georgia are Internet users; this comprises 28, 3 % of the population of the country.

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25 November, 2010
25 November, 2010

On November 9, a few hundred twelfth grade students from different public schools held a rally demanding dropping of newly introduced school-leaving exams.

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18 November, 2010
18 November, 2010

The all powerful Facebook has been in the news lately. This time it was not due to privacy concerns or the big squabble over customers with Google. Instead it has been royally good news. Recently her Royal Highness Queen of England herself, despite the security risks, has joined the Facebook nation.

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11 November, 2010
11 November, 2010

EMILY  FOWLER

Philip Tappan has embarked on a year-long teaching gig in the Republic of Georgia. Several weeks ago, he wasn’t aware the opportunity existed. Frustrated from a fruitless job search, Philip, a recent graduate of SUNY Freedonia and Messiah College with hopes of becoming an orchestra conductor, looked to the Internet and found the teaching opportunity.

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11 November, 2010
11 November, 2010

Maryann Dreas is teaching English in the Republic of Georgia in Eastern Europe for a semester through a government project.

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11 November, 2010
11 November, 2010

Nikita Mikhalkov’s Russian Union of Rights’ Holders won the right this week to collect one percent fees from electronic devices and blank media for redistribution among rights’ holders — a business estimated to be worth $100 million a year.

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11 November, 2010
11 November, 2010

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of the beneficiaries of vast resources reallocated by Communists shortly before the collapse of the USSR, an outstanding entrepreneur in the 90-s, the richest man in Russia by 2004, a head of highly successful YUKOS oil-producing empire, and currently a prisoner,

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04 November, 2010
04 November, 2010

During a fundraising dinner with Congressman Jim Marshall last week, Professor Avenarius stole and ate my chocolate souffle. I can’t stop thinking about it.

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04 November, 2010
04 November, 2010

Last weekend was Halloween and more importantly a rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. It was hosted by two comedians, Steven Colbert and Jon Stewart and it was held in Washington D.C.

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04 November, 2010
04 November, 2010

By Friday, October 22, the month-long game of replacing the once-powerful Mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov with tried-and-true Sergey Sobianin came to an end.

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04 November, 2010
04 November, 2010

Last Friday President Medvedev submitted to the lower house of parliament a draft federal law ‘On Police’ that goes in line with his plans to reform Russian law enforcement system.

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28 October, 2010
28 October, 2010

Mancho  Ekliani


According to a 2004 OECD survey of 25 industrialized countries, only Norwegian and Dutch employees worked less time each year than the French, who put in an average 1,431 hours.

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21 October, 2010
21 October, 2010

We are taught that change is good. We are encouraged to embrace and even like change. We are taught to meet new life and circumstances head on without looking back.

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The riot police used water cannons against the protesters gathered in front of the Parliament building in Tbilisi.
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Riot police appeared on Chitadze Street in the vicinity of the Government’s Administration building. They were brought by yellow buses there.
Building of the Georgian parliament is picketed, every entrance is blocked by the protesters and MPs cannot enter the building.
It is the first year for Tbilisi Music Forum and Showcase. Main goal of the event is development of music industry in Georgia and South Caucasus region.
The Parliament has rejected the bill on constitutional amendments relating to the electoral system yesterday.
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