Caucasus

Business Focus on Georgia, the Caucasus, and ...

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The Republic of Georgia is all in the headlines again this week, this time over former president Mikheil Saakashvili’s alleged role in planning a violent coup in that key Caucasus country…

Georgia: Saakashvili’s Goose is Finally...

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Jeffrey Silverman, Georgian Bureau Chief for Veterans Today, Tbilisi, Georgia, has given some rather direct and hard hitting interviews to the Georgian media in recent days, as the efforts to change the Georgian government have run into a snag…

How Vladimir Putin Took Over the World

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To create division and dissent where no discord need exist, this is the talent of the destroyers. As the world looks on Syria and an emerging Iran, the larger scope of conflict escapes a multitude. However convenient it may be to assume Syria or Ukraine…

Saakashvili is planning a bloody coup in Geor...

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The boiling news in Georgia, “the big story here” according to various sources, is another attempt to bring about a change of government. One of the inside sources for this story wrote, “I don’t have enough on this but what you wrote before is what…

Obama’s Communist Methods Fail to Conceal New...

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The media does not pay much attention to sideshows. Decisions are made about what constitutes mainstream news, and that is all we get to hear. But those who have seen this happen often enough can identify from the stories we hear what the real story…

Mamuka Mamulashvili: A Threat to Georgia’s Na...

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One of the problems with writing an article about a controversial figure is that they want to control the transcript. They will not provide an interview unless they can control what will ultimately be printed…

Georgia: Rustavi 2 is the keystone of the UNM...

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As for now, the jury is out and all of Rustavi 2’s assets have been frozen by a Georgian court. Most Georgian obtain the bulk of their information from informal networks, the proverbial grapevine, or from Rustavi2, the most popular TV station in…

VT Bureau Chief Detained by Georgian Ministry...

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When Jeffrey Silverman, Georgia Bureau Chief for Veterans Today, was detained for five hours last Friday the Georgian authorities could not find his name in their high…

Davit Kezerashvili, Georgia’s Most Wanted: Wa...

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Whenever Georgia has made the news in recent years one name has kept cropping up – that of Davit Kezerashvili, the Defence Minister during the 2008 Russia-Georgia war. At that point he was 29, and people were asking how he could have…

Evidence Destroyed by FBI agent in Zurab Zhva...

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The case of former Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania, who was found dead in a rented flat in suspicious circumstances back in February 2005, is finally being reexamined by the Georgian courts. No one has ever believed the official…

Russia Shoots Down US Stealth Coup

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Times are tough for America’s “color revolution” industry. Perfected in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union, and honed during the so-called “Arab Spring,” the process of backing subversion in a targeted country and overthrowing a sitting government…

South Ossetia Border Issue Is the News But No...

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What is going on here in Georgia, a country of never-ending flux, reform and intrigue? Various NGO-backed youth organisations and other ‘vested interests’ have begun conducting protests. This is not unusual in itself, but they are working at the behest…


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