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Latest Georgia News

Georgian Media, Rights Groups Say Bill Would Stifle Free Expression

Twenty Georgian media freedom and human rights groups joined more than a dozen news outlets in condemning a government-proposed bill criminalizing "strife-inciting calls." More

Customers shop at Crimean Farmstead, Russia's first specialized grocery which sells products from annexed Crimea, in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, in January 2015.

Russia Tumbles In Business Index

A new report says economic freedom in several countries of the Baltics, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central Asia have jumped ahead of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. More

NATO: Georgia Training Center To Open

A top NATO official says the alliance and Georgia are working to open a joint training center in Georgia. More

Once Extremely Popular In U.S.S.R., Singer Roussos Dead At 68

World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68. More

Lithuanian PM In Georgia For Talks

Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius is in Georgia for talks on issues including Georgia's efforts to integrate with NATO and the European Union. More

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Latest Blog Posts

'Integration' With Russia Rives South Ossetia's Political Scene

While in Abkhazia, government and opposition alike were concerned that the provisions of a new strategic treaty on relations with Russia threatened to nix the republic's hard-won quasi-independent status, in South Ossetia the legislature and executive are at odds. More

Report: Georgian MPs Support New Law To Punish Those Fighting Abroad

Georgian lawmakers from both the ruling coalition and the opposition have expressed their support for proposed new legislation that will make fighting in, or calling on others to fight in, illegal armed groups abroad punishable by a prison term. More
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Features & Commentary

Russia's Neighbors Scramble To Cope With Ruble's Tribulations

As the value of the Russian ruble declines, citizens of neighboring former Soviet countries are finding out how deeply entwined their economies remain. Countries dependent on trade with Russia or remittances from citizens working in the giant neighbor are bracing for hard times.
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Money Troubles: Russia's Weak Ruble Pulls Down Neighbors' Currencies

As the value of Russia's ruble tumbles amid low oil global prices and Western sanctions, it is taking the currencies of many former Soviet republics down with it.
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Don't Shout, Don't Push, Eat Blini: Russian Orthodox Church's Manual For Migrants

Migrant laborers in Russia will soon be required to pass Russian language, history, and civics tests. And now the Russian Orthodox Church wants to teach them how to behave.
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Who Are Ukraine's New Foreign-Born Ministers?

Ukraine has taken the unusual decision to hand key government posts to three foreigners. The new ministers, who hail from the United States, Georgia, and Lithuania, received Ukrainian citizenship hours before the government was approved.
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