Caucasus overview

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

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...

Alexander Lukashenko To Visit Georgia This April

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...

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

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

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

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...

Pictures of Khazar Islands, Azerbaijan Tower

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...

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

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...

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

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...

New Buses in Baku, Azerbaijan

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....

European Parliament ratifies Association Agreement with Georgia

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...

Azerbaijan Airlines - Direct Flights Baku - New York City

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...

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

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...

Average Salary in Georgia = $442 in 2013

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...

Georgia Ranks 10 Worst on Global Well-Being Index

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...

Georgia Expects Visa Free Travel to EU by End of 2015

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,...

Georgia Plans To Have Full membership in EU in 5-10 Years

Recently Georgia signed Association Agreement with EU, which includes Free Trade agreement with EU as well. Georgian Politicans were so happy, that they rushed to announce some great plans - and so MP of Georgia announced, that...

Nagorno Karabakh - Frozen conflict

Today I spent a pleasant afternoon in one of the many Tbilisi parks on Eristavi street. I noticed there lives (or at least walks) a lot of American people. Anyway I had a lot of free time and I decided to buy some newspaper in...

Azerbaijan ready to simplify VISA regime with EU

I always have wanted to travel to Azerbaijan, Baku and probably I will do so this September. According to Azerbaijani newsportal NEWS.AZ Azerbaijan and EU might simplify VISA regime starting this September.Azerbaijan believes...

Tbilisi Open Air 2014

International rock-fetival Tbilisi Open Air 2014 will be held in Tbilisi from June 6th to June 8th.

Yerevan Business Run 2014

Austrian Airlines in cooperation with the Municipality of Yerevan and “Orange Fitness club”, with the support of “Royal Grand Hotel Yerevan” and “Best Western Congress” hotels will be holding the “Yerevan Business Run 2014” 10Km...

Georgian Youth Eager to Legalize Marijuana

Today I red strange news in Georgian news - Georgian youth is eager to legalize marijuana and other lights drugs in Georgia. I understand youth is eager for many things and probably for marijuana as well, but what surprises...

Municipal elections will be held in Georgia June 15th

Municipal elections will be held in Republic of Georgia in June 15th, 2014.I'm not following a lot for political party activities here in Georgia, I can name just 2 of them - Georgian Dream and National Movement. It's...

New wine Festival in Georgia 2014

This year "New Wine Festival" will be held May 24th at Tbilisi Open air museum, Georgia. I have warm memories from last years Festival and looking through this years program, it seems it will be even more awesome:On May 24,...

Azerbaijan looking to held Olympics 2024

Looks like country of Azerbaijan is getting eager to held Olympics 2024. About that is writting newsgeorgia.ru referencing to Turkish "Anadolu"According to Azerbaijan officials the list of candidate names will be available on...

Georgia may get NATO Membership action plan

In case if Russia, will decide to add Crimea to Russian Federation, NATO would release it Membership Action plan for Georgia, September 2014. 

Azerbaijan will held F1 stage

One of the stages for F1 racing will be held in Azerbaijan.According to source first stage will be held in Azerbaijan in 2016.Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formulaone/article-2573270/Bernie-Ecclestone-Flavio-...

Record numbers of visitors visit Georgia - hoax or true?

Today and yesterday I red some articles, claiming that record number of foreigners have visited Georgia in 2013. According to Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia - 5 365 356 foreigners crossed Georgian border in 2013.Why...

Vilnius - Kutaisi flight will start April 2014

Low fare airline company Wizz Air  has announced, that starting April 1st, 2014 a new route will be opened, serving Vilnius, Lithuania  - Kutaisi, Georgia.Tickets can be bought already, and they cost about 50 EUR one...

Irakli Garibashvili has been appointed as new Prime Minister of Georgia

Some speculations have been raised lately, who will Bidzina Ivanishvili apoint as new Prime minister of Georgia. And here you go - Irakli Garibashvili, 31 year old, former Interior Minister, again appointed by Bidzina...

Today will be announced new Prime minister of Georgia

Recently I wrote an article about Georgian press discussing whether the new Prime Minister of Georgia will be David Seergenko.To this day Georgian Press, has already 3 candidates: David Sergeenko, Irakly Gariabshvili and Giorgi...