“The South Caucasus is changing in multiple ways. Some of these changes are planned, others are more spontaneous”, said LINKS Director Dennis Sammut when answering questions put to him by the Azerbaijani news portal news.az.Read more
Dennis Sammut was recently at Georgia’s National Gallery in Tbilisi where he found that despite a number of other magnificent masterpieces on display Nikala Pirosmani remains king, and his work provides the centerpiece of the gallery’s exhibits. It has been a long time since I have been to a Museum or Art Gallery in Georgia. My visits […]Read more
Georgian students have been protesting for the last days against revelations of torture and sexual abuse in Georgia’s prisons. The protests are taking place ahead of parliamentary elections in a few days time. Karina Gould has been following events.Read more
Putin’s bizarre choice: Russian President’s first meetings with foreign leaders will be with the Presidents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
The first meetings of the newly installed Russian President Vladimir Putin with foreign leaders are going to be with the Presidents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The Kremlin announced that Putin will meet with his Abkhaz and South Ossetian counterparts in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday and Saturday. The decision reflects what many […]Read more
NATO Secretary General talks of “special partnership” with Georgia after meeting with President Saakashvili
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen praised Georgia’s commitment to NATO and to domestic reforms on 3 April as he welcomed President Mikheil Saakashvili to the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels. “Georgia is a special partner for NATO. You are committed to our operations, to NATO accession, and committed to reforms … In all, Georgia is […]Read more
Georgia’s borderguard service on Monday said it detained a Russian citizen over illegal entry into Abkhazia, which Tbilisi considers part of its sovereign territory. “Russian citizen Bella Vekua who illegally entered Abkhazia through [a checkpoint on] Psou River on September 17, 2010, was detained on March 29,” the press service said. It did not say […]Read more