Caucasus overview

New Ambrolauri Airport will be constructed in Georgia's Racha Region

August 18, 2016
Georgia will never end to surprise you, so today after finish concreting tasks for my country house foundation I spent some time reading Georgian websites (I have been absent from Georgia for about 4 months and haven't red news lately). One of the first I red was article about new airport/airfield construction in...

Alexander Lukashenko To Visit Georgia This April

February 13, 2015
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is going to pay an official visit to Georgia.He made the statement on 12 February after the Normandy format meeting which took place in the Palace of Independence in Minsk, reports Belarussian news agency BelTA.Alexander Lukashenko remarked that the visit has been rescheduled...

'Hilton Batumi' Hotel Will be Opened in May, 2015

January 29, 2015
Today looking through Georgian news, I found another interesting new about plans of opening Batumi Hilton hotel in this (2015) May.  I lived for a short period of time in Batumi, back in 2012, and I do remember they had a lot of visionary and ideas around city, including Hilton Batumi hotel. Finaly, seems...

Tbilisi and Baku among The New York Times recommended Places to visit in 2015

January 17, 2015
Great news from The New York Times - Georgia and Azerbaijan (only 2 of the former Soviet Union countries) has been selected as recommended places to visit in 2015.Among best places to visit in 2015 - Milan in Italy is named as first best, Cuba as second (probably lift of travel restrictions to Cuba is playing a major...

Nina Sublatti will Represent Georgia at Eurovision 2015 Song Contest in Austria

January 16, 2015
Nina Sublatti will present Georgia at 2015 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), with the song  Warrior. The winner was revealed out of five singers  in live air of "Communicator", program of First Channel of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB), on January 14.  Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be held...

Pictures of Khazar Islands, Azerbaijan Tower

January 15, 2015
I have never been to Azerbaijan, but have heard a lot of it's plans to build a super expensive project of Khazar Islands and worlds highest tower - Azerbaijan, somewhere close to it's capital city Baku.More than a year ago - I wrote about Baku to build Worlds Tallest building:Azerbaijan is aimed to build artificial...

Travellers from Poland, Germany and Greece Among Top countries from European Union visiting Georgia - EU From Total Just 4.21%

January 13, 2015
According to Georgian National Tourism Administration in 2014 there was a total of  5 493 492 international travelers arriving to Georgia, what is a increase of 1.9% compared to previous year (2013) Most of the travelers arrive from following 5 countries - Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine, if...

Russia will provide $270 mln Credit to Armenia to Finance Nuclear Power Plant

December 26, 2014
I have been watching more or less closely energy consumption in Former Soviet Union for last 6 months, today I found interesting article on News.az - Russia to provide Armenia with $ 270 mln to extend term of NPP. Here is the newsreport:The Russian government has approved the granting of credit to Armenia $ 270...

New Buses in Baku, Azerbaijan

December 20, 2014
Lately I have found transport systems as a interesting topics just to satisfy my curiosity. So we days ago I wrote an article about first high-speed trains in Poland and compiled a photo posts of Tram's and Trolleys in Georgia.Today I learned that Baku is launching new bus routes with new buses.Now passengers will not...

European Parliament ratifies Association Agreement with Georgia

December 19, 2014
Previously, this year I mentioned an event what might change future of South Caucasus region - Georgia has signed Association Agreement with European Union.Now was turn to European Parliament ratify it as well, and it did happened on December 18th.The European Parliament gave its green light to the EU-Georgia...

Azerbaijan Airlines - Direct Flights Baku - New York City

December 13, 2014
Today I red an interesting article on News.az - it turns out Azerbaijan avio carrier Azerbaijan Airlines has increased its flights from Baku to New York city.At a start I was surprised to learn that there is an offer of direct flights at all, but having increased number of flights might mean just one - Economy of...

European Union Will assist Georgia with €46 million in grants and loans in 2015

December 13, 2014
Georgia can count on continuing support from the European Union. Pierre Moscovici, the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, signed the Memorandum of Understanding for a €46 million Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme to Georgia.The assistance will be distributed evenly...

Average Salary in Georgia = $442 in 2013

November 13, 2014
Today I red an article pointing out about average salary in Georgia. It was interesting finding for me to learn that average salary in Republic of Georgia in 2013 was about $442 or GEL 773.Turns out it's about 8.5% growth if compared to 2012. Though there is a pretty huge inequality of how many receives man...

Georgia Ranks 10 Worst on Global Well-Being Index

September 19, 2014
The other day I took the taxi, for a short drive I usually pay 3 GEL, Taxi driver asked me 10GEL, when I pointed him that it's a bad attitude regarding foreigners, he started to yell on me telling that - Foreigners just like to visit Georgia, not to spend a dime, and that he is not satisfied with that. I asked does he...

Georgia Expects Visa Free Travel to EU by End of 2015

August 21, 2014
Georgian citizens might have Visa Free Travel with European Union (Schengen area) by end of 2015 or at start of 2016 - told Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs - Maia Panjikidze on live translations on Imedi TV station, Wednesday, August 20, according to NewsGeorgia I have a assumption based on realistic data...