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Latest Georgia News

WATCH: Czech Leader Says Maintain Sanctions On Russia, But Work With Moscow On Terrorism

Video Czech PM Stresses Unity

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says it is essential that international sanctions against Russia continue until all sides in the Ukraine conflict meet the terms of a cease-fire deal agreed to in February. More

A protester wearing a mask of Russian President Vladimir Putin participates in a rally in protest against Russian actions in Crimea in St. Petersburg in March 2014.

Video U.S. Rights Report Slams IS Militants, Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Among Others

In a new report, the U.S. State Department strongly criticizes Islamic State (IS) militants -- as well as the Russian, Iranian, and Azerbaijani governments -- for human rights abuses. More

A demonstrator dressed as a zombie protests in Ukraine against Russian propaganda by stuffing his mouth with newsprint and St. George's ribbons, a symbol used by pro-Russia rebels in the east.

EU Plans To Step Up Fight Against Russian Propaganda

The European Union aims to counter Russian propaganda by boosting support for independent media in "Eastern Neighborhood" countries and increasing awareness of "disinformation activities by external actors," according to a strategic communications action plan seen by RFE/RL. More

WATCH: Georgian Flood Cleanup Uncovers 19th Victim

Video Tbilisi Zoo Animals 'May Still Be Loose'

Zookepers say some animals from the flooded zoo in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, might still be at large. More

Escaped Zoo Tiger Kills Man In Tbilisi

A white tiger that escaped Tbilisi zoo during catastrophic flooding over the weekend killed a man near a downtown square of Georgia's capital. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Georgian Opposition Launches New Push For Election Law Reform

Georgia's Constitutional Court recently corroborated what lawyers and experts have been saying for years -- some aspects of the country's election law are patently unfair and need to be changed. More

Fighting The Long War

Welcome to the new normal. After more than a year of conflict in Ukraine, the standoff between Russia and the West has become routine -- and it is becoming institutionalized. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Tbilisi Zookeeper Lives, Dies For Her Animals

Guliko Chitadze, a veteran animal keeper who drowned when a flash flood swept through the Tbilisi Zoo, had recently returned to work after being mauled by tigers.
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Video Saakashvili Hits Ground Running In Odesa

Odesa's freshly appointed governor, Mikheil Saakashvili, is tackling his new job head on. The former Georgian president is touring markets, boarding trams, rubbing shoulders with locals, and pledging to restore order in the Ukrainian city.
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Penguin From Flooded Tbilisi Zoo Swims To Azerbaijani Border

A penguin that escaped from the flood-ravaged Tbilisi zoo has been found alive near the border with Azerbaijan.
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Mixed Feelings In Odesa Over Saakashvili As Governor

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has stunned the country by appointing Georgia's former leader to head Odesa Oblast. The move has sparked mixed reactions in the troubled Black Sea region.
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News Analysis: EU Eastern Partnership Summit Exposes Fault Line Between Members

The EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has revealed a new split in Europe that divides the European Union's six "eastern partners" themselves.
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