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Georgian Authorities Say 'Terrorist Act' Thwarted

Georgian authorities say they have thwarted a "terrorist act" on a gas pipeline that supplies natural gas from Russia to Armenia. More

A man attends a rally in support of the legalization of marijuana in Tbilisi. (file photo)

Suicide Sparks Renewed Efforts To Decriminalize Drug Use In Georgia

A suicide in Georgia has given new life to efforts to soften the country's harsh drug laws as the country heads toward parliamentary elections. More

Five-year-old Joaquim Villano of Rio de Janeiro celebrates on the shoulders of his uncle after Brazil defeated Germany in the men's soccer gold-medal match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Brazil Wins First Men’s Soccer Olympic Gold

Host Brazil beat Germany on penalties in Rio to win their first men's Olympic soccer gold medal and send the soccer-mad nation into ecstasy. More

Georgia's Vladimer Khinchegashvili snagged a gold medal in Rio's 57-kilogram men's freestyle wrestling tournament.

Georgia's Khinchegashvili Grabs Wrestling Gold; Iran, Azerbaijan Get Bronze

Georgia's Vladimer Khinchegashvili snagged a gold medal in Rio's 57-kilogram men's freestyle wrestling tournament, beating silver medalist Rei Higuchi of Japan. More

Georgia Convicts Four Of Bride-Snatching

A court in Georgia's Ajara region has convicted four men of bride-snatching. More

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Video The Daily Vertical: The Spirit Of 1991

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. More

Georgian Party Out Of Elections Amid 'Pro-Russia' Outcry

The Centrist party has been stripped of its registration for the October parliamentary elections following widespread protests over a campaign clip that was widely perceived as pro-Russian. More
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Guerrilla War In Tbilisi: Activists Battle City Hall To Preserve Georgian Capital's Shrinking Green Spaces

Rampant development in Tbilisi is pitting city hall against a feisty group of activists determined to preserve what's left of the city's green spaces.

Video Failed 1991 Coup Changed U.S. Diplomacy Toward U.S.S.R.

A failed coup in August 1991 by hard-liners in the Soviet government is widely seen as contributing to the dissolution of the Soviet Union by the end of 1991. To mark the 25th anniversary of the so-called August coup, RFE/RL spoke with former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns about Washington's perspective during those heady events.

A Remembrance Of Fazil Iskander: 'We Have All Lost A Close Relative'

Fazil Iskander, a powerful and prolific Soviet-era writer who made his native Abkhazia region of Georgia a frequent subject, has died at the age of 87. "Through the tiny mirror of Abkhazia, he managed to reflect an entire epoch of the Soviet Union," fellow writer Andrei Bitov said.

Video In Wake Of Blown Coup, Turkey Takes Global Aim At Gulen Movement

As Turkey cracks down hard on perceived enemies like the Gulen movement at home, it also looks set to escalate the controversy over the global Islamic education movement by pressing other countries to follow suit.

NATO-Russia Council: From High Hopes To Broken Dreams

The NATO-Russia Council began as a promising effort to bury the Cold War past, but it has been on a downhill slide for the better part of a decade.
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