Eka Kevanishvili is a correspondent in Tbilisi for RFE/RL's Georgian Service.
Also by Eka Kevanishvili
March 16, 2023
Georgian Government Pins Recent Protests On 'Satanists' Funded By The U.S.
Instead of a club for teenagers interested in learning about classic liberal ideas, some in the Georgian government see something more sinister lurking behind the Franklin Club, labeling its members as "satanists" who helped foment the recent protests that rocked the capital, Tbilisi.
March 10, 2023
Georgia's Generation Z On Patriotism, Russia, And The Future
RFE/RL spoke to younger Georgians -- the so-called "Generation Z" -- who joined protests against a controversial new law that would have forced entities with over 20 percent of overseas funding to register as "foreign agents."
October 27, 2021
Always Polarizing, Now Hunger-Striking, Saakashvili Has Sparked A Georgian Feud Over How Best To Keep Him Alive
Twenty-six days after former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili launched his hunger strike, authorities in his Black Sea homeland are flummoxed and bickering over what to do with a stubbornly popular ex-president who has vowed he is "ready to die" for his cause.
November 05, 2019
Attempted Murder, Alleged Sodomy, Poison Pills: A Plague Of Scandals Consumes Georgia’s Orthodox Church
Georgia’s Orthodox Church has been rocked by scandal, intrigue, murder plots -- and worst of all for the conservative church, accusations of homosexuality. According to at least one observer, it may never recover.
August 06, 2018
Ten Years After Seeing Village Burned, Georgian Doctor Still Seeks Healing
One of the tens of thousands of people uprooted by the lightning war a decade ago between Russia and Georgia over two breakaway republics, doctor Nunu Chovelidze still can't get any closer to home than the hospital named after her old village.
February 01, 2013
Wrestlers' Alleged Beating Reveals Political Underbelly Of Georgian Sports
Georgia's wrestling federation was hit by an ugly scandal this week when two of its members publicly accused the federation's president of beating them up. The alleged violence has caused dismay and shone a spotlight on what many denounce as bitter political infighting in Georgian sports.
August 03, 2012
Georgian Olympian Claims Threats From President's Camp
For Betkil Shukvani, leaving the London Olympics without a medal was disappointment enough, especially when Georgian officials failed to defend his complaint about an unfair ruling in his final judo match. Then he threatened by officials who resented his open allegiance to opposition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili.
July 31, 2012
Director Accuses Georgian Administrators Of Trying To Ruin Ivanishvili's Bank
For two weeks, a government-appointed temporary administrator was placed in charge of Cartu Bank, a key part of the business empire of opposition political figure Bidzina Ivanishvili. Now bank managers are back in their offices and they are not pleased with what happened while they were gone.
March 22, 2009
Georgian Language Under Pressure In Abkhazia
Teachers in Gali, the one district in breakaway Abkhazia where at least 40,000 ethnic Georgians are living, say they are coming under pressure from local officials to drop all Georgian language instruction and give up their standard textbooks.