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Latest Georgia News

Biden Voices Support For Georgia's NATO Wishes

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has told Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili that he supports his country's desire to join NATO. More

Saakashvili On Georgia Wanted List

Georgian authorities have put former President Mikheil Saakashvili on a wanted list and will detain him if he returns to the country he led for nearly a decade. More

Yazidi Supporters To Rally In Armenia, Georgia

Members and supporters of the Yazidi communities in Armenia and Georgia are due to rally in their respective capitals on August 13. More

Saakashvili Faces Fresh Criminal Charges

Georgia's former President Mikheil Saakashvili is facing fresh criminal charges. More

Georgian PM Responds To U.S. Senators' Concerns Over Saakashvili

Georgia's Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has responded to concerns voiced by four U.S. senators over charges against former President Mikheil Saakashvili. More

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Abkhazia Braces For Tumultuous Presidential Vote

On August 24, voters in Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region will elect a new president to succeed Aleksandr Ankvab, who stepped down in early June after protesters stormed the presidential administration building. More

Russia Hits Back At Georgia Over Trade Agreement With European Union

Just three weeks after down-playing the anticipated impact on bilateral relations of Georgia's Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the European Union, Russia is moving to suspend the Free Trade Agreement it signed with Georgia two decades ago. More
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Features & Commentary

Russian Humanitarian Aid? Past Recipients Say There's No Such Thing

Moscow says the nearly 300 Russian trucks headed for the Ukrainian border are filled with humanitarian aid. Many others are skeptical, particularly countries in the former Soviet bloc with their own bitter memories of Russian "assistance" in the form of military invasions.

If Past Is Prologue, EU Needs To Up Its Game With Russia

In 2008, Moscow failed to implement key aspects of an agreement brokered by then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the conflict between Russia and Georgia. Will the EU be able to manage better six years later as it becomes increasingly involved in the crisis in Ukraine?

Interview: Award-Winning Georgian Director 'Opens Emotional Side' Of Abkhaz Conflict

The Georgian film "Corn Island" took the top prize at the Karlovy Vary film festival on July 12. RFE/RL's Georgian Service discussed the film and the prize with director Giorgi Ovashvili.

Moscow To Kyiv, Tbilisi, And Chisinau: EU Deals Will Cost You

Russia vowed there would be "grave consequences" after Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova signed partnership agreements with the European Union on June 27. We look at the measures Moscow has already imposed just over a week later.
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