Also by Lela Kunchulia
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.
May 25, 2018
Georgia's Pankisi Gorge Struggles With Stigma Of Extremism
The remote Pankisi Gorge in northeastern Georgia, home to a Muslim minority, was once the site of a military crackdown against Chechen fighters. More recently, the region has seen young men leaving to fight in Syria and Iraq. But many residents are trying to shake the association with militancy.
July 10, 2015
Crisis Threatens To Become Crisis In Georgia, Too
The economic crisis in Greece is sending painful shock waves through Georgia. The flow of as much as $20 million a month in remittances from the tens of thousands of Georgians working in Greece has fallen off sharply, and many of them are being forced to return home.
October 05, 2012
Crime Spate Rocks Georgia's Historic Political Transition
An uptick in crime across Georgia in the last couple of days is making waves as the country undergoes its first-ever peaceful transition of political power. During the run-up to the October 1 elections, President Mikheil Saakashvili's ruling United National Movement charged that an opposition victory would be a victory for organized crime. Now a bank robbery and a few similar incidents have some Georgians wondering.