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Latest Georgia News

EU OKs Georgia's Association Pact

The European Parliament on December 18 endorsed a political and trade agreement with Georgia. More

Georgian Ex-Official Joins Ukraine Ministry

A former deputy interior minister of Georgia, Ekaterina Zguladze, has been appointed to a similar post in Ukraine. More

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (file photo)

EU: Georgia, Ukraine May Get Visa-Free

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics has said that the EU might grant both Georgians and Ukrainians visa-free access to the EU's Schengen zone next year. More

Poet Yevtushenko Hospitalized in Russia After Fall

Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved a rock-star level of fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalized on December 14 after a fall during a visit to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. More

Georgian Tapped For Ukrainian Ministry

A former deputy interior minister of Georgia, Ekaterina Zguladze, is expected to be appointed to a similar post in Ukraine next week. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Lawyer Slams 'Flimsy' Case Against Georgian Accused Of Recruiting Chechens To IS

The lawyer for a Georgian national accused of recruiting two Chechen men to fight for the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria has slammed the charges against him as "very flimsy." More

Analyst: Georgia Must Not Overinflate Threat Of Citizens Fighting In Syria

While Georgia should be concerned about the issue of citizens fighting in Syria, the government should avoid "inflating the threat beyond the scope of the problem," an analyst has said. 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.

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.

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.

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.

News Analysis: Crisis Upsets Georgia's Political Balance, Perhaps For The Better

Ironically, the current political shakeup within the ruling Georgian Dream coalition could bode well for a country whose next general elections are fast approaching.
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