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27 March, 2014
27 March, 2014
I am opening my eyes in one of these fine spring mornings and guess what – the TV set, in front of which I had fallen asleep the previous night, is still on, with my favorite anchor shoving the breaking news
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20 March, 2014
20 March, 2014
Discontent prevails, dissatisfaction perseveres, displeasure persists, disgruntlement reigns and disapproval continues everywhere in the world. A sense of misery and desolation is more commonplace among humans than a feeling of bliss and delight – based on average global measurements. Not a single government of any country throughout history has ever performed to complete satisfaction of the governed. In this lovely world of direct, pure, representative, participatory, deliberative, mature, immature, partial, full, embryonic, developed or whatever sort of democracy, humans are more angered, annoyed and irritated at the performance of their elected, imposed or hereditary rulers than pleased, content and happily settled.
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13 March, 2014
13 March, 2014
Russia is today under huge stress if not in deep trouble. On a more generalized note, she has always been invariably worried and exasperated. This is Russia’s character, formed and tempered by her historical fate. Russia is used to a role of an unfair player in matters international. Otherwise, why has Russia been putting up with that much pressure and condemnation since she was shaped into statehood many centuries ago? How come that Russia has that much patience to listen to those unending disparaging comments in her address on the part of the rest of the world? Has Russia any serious reasons to reconcile herself with the massive unconcealed odium that is thrown on her big neurotic head from every direction?
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06 March, 2014
06 March, 2014
Let us put it as trivially as we can – even a child in a nursery school today knows what Foreign Relations means. If we define it in a more or less quizzical way, Foreign Relations would connote the nations, rubbing up against each other in amicable or hostile circumstance, seeking as much benefit from one another as a particular situation would allow at the moment of interaction. Wow, what a perfectly comprehensive new definition, ready for entry into any reputable reference book on the subject.
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27 February, 2014
27 February, 2014

When Putin said that the collapse of the USSR was the biggest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century, he had probably wished to let the world know that he was regretful about the inevitable soviet calamity that had come about so instantaneously. Who knows, the tsar in democratic clothing could have been right. Looking back into the last twenty-five years of history, the momentous change in the life of the populous human conglomerate, called the Soviet People was indeed a disaster, which swept away the halcyon years of peaceful existence for otherwise demoralized and despondent experimental nation.

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20 February, 2014
20 February, 2014
Fair and right treatment of minorities by the nations of the world is one of the most pronounced features of our times, and one of the outstanding achievements too. Achievement yes, but not every nation has achieved the status of a fair-and-right handler of minorities in their own countries. I wonder where Georgia stands in this respect. Does this nation have a right sense of what Minority means? Are we reasonable enough a people to co-exist with minorities in our land lovingly and peacefully? Or are we still shrugging our shoulders and goggling our eyes at those who do not look, behave and feel exactly as the majority does?
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13 February, 2014
13 February, 2014
There cannot be more fun in the world than having a chance to attend Olympic Games – the most fascinating pastime, invented by man ever. Not everybody is lucky enough to have the pleasure of course. Some of us get an occasional chance though, like myself – I have had my felicitous Olympic moments a couple of times in the past. There is no way to disallow the opportunity of feeling part of the global Olympic family. The temptation is so big that you just pack up and take off to where the games are on, even if you are laid up with a tough case of pneumonia or bleeding ulcers in the stomach.
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06 February, 2014
06 February, 2014
I love reading into the sermons of His Holiness . . . and not only reading – I usually listen in considerately and digest them meticulously. The sermons of his Beatitude are like a high-morality text-book reading matter, the modern Bible of itself, written and voiced with caring deliberation for the people of Georgia of various confessions and denominations. Speaking of those superb homilies, I cannot help mentioning that my breath was taken by the last Sunday sermon, delivered with strong sense of truth and civil determination. This excerpt – We love being liberated, we lack restraint, and we entertain excess in enjoyment, delight and grief – has impressed me to death.
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30 January, 2014
30 January, 2014
Even a child would know that life is full of right and wrong, but a child might not be aware that the balance between the two might determine how comfortable our life is. If right prevails, our life feels good, and if wrong preponderates, the life feels bad. Very plainly put, isn’t it? But sounds uncannily logical! I wonder what is more abundant in Georgia – right or wrong. As if I don’t know! And are we good enough to tell right from wrong when the difference is asking to be revealed? My bones and brains, and the guilty conscience are telling me that wrong is showing more viability and resilience here.
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23 January, 2014
23 January, 2014
Making a difference is a very difficult thing to achieve. Not everybody can make a difference. Only a chosen few can make a difference.
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With the World Bank's $80 million Emergency COVID-19 Response project financial support and mediation, the government of Georgia was able to procure 147 000 Rapid COVID-19 Antibody and Antigen Test Kits and 250 000 PCR Test, that will triple Georgia's testing capacity to 3000 samples per day by mid-July, - reports World Bank.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia responds to the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry regarding Lugar's laboratory.
UNDP Georgia states that boosting the healthcare system with digital solutions in Georgia will enable thousands of medical staff to improve their skills in treating infectious diseases.
The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the occupied territories of Georgia - "Cooperation with Georgia" within the framework of its 43rd session.
Given that one year has passed since June 20, 2019, it is interesting to see how the West assesses the developments in Georgia during this one year and what expectations it has for the October parliamentary elections.
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) marked its 10th anniversary in 2019. The round dates always come with reflections and new resolutions for the future.
According to a government decree, rail traffic has been resumed today, June 15.
According to Paata Imnadze, Deputy Director of the National Center for Disease Control, the second wave of coronavirus will most likely occur, and if the population does not follow the rules, it will occur sooner.
According to the government's decree, the railway travel will restart from 15 June. As the Georgian Railway states, the company is ready to ensure the safe transportation of its passengers and to follow the Healthcare Ministry's regulations.
Israeli asked Georgia to postpone opening up bilateral tourism, - Administration of the Government of Georgia stated.
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