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Fourth Annual Noble Partner Exercise – Last Day

Last day of the U.S.-led annual Noble Partner exercise at the Vaziani training area on August 15. Over 3000 troops took part in the two-week drills, including 1300 Georgian and 1170 U.S. military personnel. Other participating nations included Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, France, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine and the …

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Photo Story: On 17 May, Values Clash

On 17 May, Tbilisites were to make their choice in predominant values: either they marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), or walked in solidarity with mostly religious and conservative Georgians who celebrated the Day of Family Sanctity, slated by the Georgian Orthodox Church in 2014 to coincide …

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Photo story: Rally ends, after tense standoff

Things got tense following the day of peaceful protest of thousands of mostly young people protesting the police crackdown on their favorite music clubs. Nationalist hardliners, mobilized through social media have gathered on a counter-rally, decrying what they saw as anti-Georgian and decadent conduct of their opponents. They have voiced …

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Tbilisi Ahead of Municipal Vote

On October 21, Georgian citizens will head to polls to elect 2058 members of 64 city councils (Sakrebulo) and 64 municipal mayors. Tbilisi, the country’s capital and home to one third of its voters, will elect the Mayor and the 50-member Sakrebulo. Outdoor banners and billboards of the ruling party …

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Forest Fire in Borjomi

Hundreds of firefighters, emergency workers and volunteers continue efforts to contain forest fire in Borjomi Municipality, which erupted on August 20 and burned over ten hectares of forested areas.  

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Third Annual Noble Partner Exercise – Last Day

Last day of the U.S.-led annual Noble Partner exercise at the Vaziani training area on August 12. Over 2 800 troops took part in the two-week drills, including 800 Georgian and 1600 U.S. military personnel. Other participating nations included Armenia, Germany, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

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War Museum in Ergneti

On August 8, 2017, the War Museum was opened in the village of Ergneti, just several meters away from the occupation line, near Tskhinvali, on the 9th anniversary of the Russian-Georgian war. A local resident, Lia Chlachidze opened the museum in her rehabilitated house, which was burnt down during Russian …

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Third annual Noble Partner Exercise – Day One

Opening ceremony of the U.S.-led annual Noble Partner exercise was held at the Vaziani Military Airfield on July 30. Over 2 800 troops will take part in the two-week drills, including 800 Georgian and 1600 U.S. military personnel. Other participating nations include Armenia, Germany, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United …

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Women’s Solidarity March

Women’s Solidarity March against inequality, violence and oppression was held in Tbilisi on July 19. Women’s rights activists marched along the Aghmashenebeli Avenue, the exact same route the March of the Georgians rally took days ago. The rally comes two days after Tatia Dolidze, Georgia’s youth delegate to the United …

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International Day Against Homophobia/Family Purity Rallies

Demonstrators gathered outside the Government building in Tbilisi marking the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. A counter-demonstration marking the Family Purity day, set by the Patriarch Ilia II in 2014, was held at various locations in downtown Tbilisi, culminating into a march to the Sameba cathedral. The rallies come …

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