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Latest Georgia News

Bank Of Georgia Branch Robbed By Gunman

A gunman has robbed a Tbilisi branch of the Bank of Georgia, the former Soviet republic's biggest bank. More

NATO Scouts Out Sites For Training Center In Georgia

A senior NATO official is scouting out prospective sites for a joint training center the alliance plans to establish in Georgia. More

Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili (file photo)

Georgia Fears Crimea-Style Moscow Move

Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili has warned that Russia could annex the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia as it did Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. More

NATO Official Arrives In Tbilisi

NATO Deputy Secretary-General Alexander Vershbow has arrived in Tbilisi for a two-day visit that deals with Georgia’s prospective integration into the alliance. More

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Georgian Court Releases Jailed Warlord

Emzar Kvitsiani is a controversial and larger-than-life figure whom a former Georgian president named in the late 1990s as his representative in the Kodori Gorge, the lower reaches of which are in Georgia proper and the upper reaches in the breakaway Republic of Abkhazia. More

'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
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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.
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