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09 February, 2012
09 February, 2012

A lot has been said and written about Saakashvili-Obama meeting in Georgian and Western media but in different style and genre. Traditionally, Georgian assessments were diametrically different – if we believe the pro-Saakashvili considerations, Obama’s only intention was unconditional support of Georgia and stopping of Russian aggression  and this meeting resulted in unprecedented breakthrough in Georgian-American relations in military as well as economic cooperation.

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02 February, 2012
02 February, 2012

Our society hopes that in confrontation of Iran and Euro-America as well as in very important for our country pre-election period the sides will have enough wisdom, patience and reason. We are discussing home and foreign peripeteia with Zurab Abashidze, PhD of political sciences:

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26 January, 2012
26 January, 2012

Coming year will be significant for Georgia from domestic as well as foreign political point of view; we are facing - on the one hand, the elections in Georgia and on the other, tense pre-election situation in Russia with Putin trying to speculate on national feelings of Russians. In addition, there is a probable American-Iranian military confrontation in which Georgia will presumably have its big or small role to play, that in its turn, will become known after Obama - Saakashvili meeting. We are talked with Mamuka Areshidze about the fate of Georgia: 

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18 January, 2012
18 January, 2012

The authorities are inventing new laws and regulations and are getting ready for the coming elections like mortal combat; but the same can’t be said about the opposition – for the time being everything is spinning round Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. We discussed likely course of events with expert Soso Tsiskarishvili:

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12 January, 2012
12 January, 2012

Interview with philosopher Giorgi Margvelashvili

Before Christmas the authorities announced one more novelty: from now on money-spending for political activity will be thoroughly checked. Every organization that decides to rival the authorities will have to regularly fill in about fifteen special forms and hand them to the monitoring service that will be headed by Natia Mogeladze, a stern-looking ex-prosecutor. We are discussing this situation and other future peripeteia with philosopher Giorgi Margvelashvili:

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22 December, 2011
22 December, 2011

 

Interview with Ramaz Sakvarelidze, an expert

Lately political, public or social events are so quickly following each other that people can’t comprehend or evaluate them. But the authorities manage to carry out profitable-for-them operations – while we were busy discussing the brawl between the ladies or founding of ‘Georgian Dream’, according to the information of ‘Freedom for Choice’ coalition, for today majority of press kiosks are removed in Tbilisi.

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15 December, 2011
15 December, 2011

Interview with Soso Tsiskarishvili, political scientist

Current events in Moscow once again proved that the anamnesis of undemocratic authorities can be identical. If in Putin’s and Medvedev’s speeches we substitute the word ‘America’ with ‘Russia’ the result will be Mikheil Saakashvili’s speech regarding the protest rallies. We are discussing interesting political events of the week with Soso Tsiskarishvili, political scientist:

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08 December, 2011
08 December, 2011

Interview with Iago Kachkachishvili, sociologist

‘Neither Erosi, nor Mamuka; TV Company ‘Maestro’ is free’ –Mamuka Glonti’s, one of the founders of the Company, declared through social network. We  are discussing last week’s important issues that took place in Georgia, with sociologist Iago Kachkachishvili:

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01 December, 2011
01 December, 2011

 

Interview with philosopher Giorgi Margvelashvili

‘The visit to Moscow was very important and useful for our country and church’, declared Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia after returning from Moscow.  

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24 November, 2011
24 November, 2011

 

Interview with Kote Zhgenti, political scientist

European Parliament adopted a resolution on Georgia in which, besides other issues conflict regions are also mentioned – Abkhazia and South Ossetia are recognized as occupied territories. As it often happens, the authorities declared this as one more victory of Georgian diplomacy and beginning of another end of Russian occupation.

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