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Churchkhela Infographics and Recipe

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Churchkhela (Georgian:  ჩურჩხელა) is a traditional sausage-shaped candy made by repeatedly dipping a long string of nuts in tatara – a mixture of flour, sugar and Badagi (concentrated fresh grape juice). Georgians usually make Churchkhela in the Autumn when grapes and nuts are harvested. Churchkhela can also be made with dried fruit (such as peach, apple or plum) …

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France’s economy is not bad enough to push for reform

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By Christopher Dembik In 2013, I had the chance to meet with former Polish finance minister Grzegorz Kołodko who is considered the key architect of the Polish economic miracle by pushing for a liberal agenda in the middle of the 1990s. We discussed the French economic slowdown and I will …

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Georgia-Brazil visa-free regime comes into force

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The agreement on visa-free regime between Georgia and Brazil will enter into force on April 10. A visa-free regime will allow easier travel between the two countries for tourists, the business community and others. On March 11th, 2015, the Governments of Georgia and Brazil signed an agreement on partial exemption …

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Pegasus Airlines launches new Kutaisi- Istanbul flights for €29.99

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Georgian air travellers are being given an opportunity to fly cheaper to Europe via Istanbul after Pegasus Airlines announced new Kutaisi-Istanbul flights would launch next month. Pegasus Airlines, a Turkey-based low cost airline, is hoping to boost competition and cut down curent high prices of air travel within the Georgian …

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Georgian Railway to Operate on Extended Hours for Easter Holiday

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The Georgian railway will function on an extended schedule for the Easter holiday. An additional Tbilisi-Senaki electric train has been added, which will function daily from April 9 to April 13. In addition, a Tbilisi-Makhinjauri express train will operate every other day. Tickets can be purchased at railway box offices, …

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26 Years have Passed since the April 9 Tragedy

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The Prime Minister of Georgia has released a statement with regard to the April 9 tragedy. In the statement, the Prime Minister assesses the developments that took place 26 years ago. “26 years have passed since the April 9 tragedy of 1989. It’s the toughest day in the modern history …

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12 heart touching photographs from April 9 tragedy

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On April 9, 1989, at least twenty people were tragically killed as Soviet troops attacked peaceful protesters in Tbilisi. The date has been etched into the minds of locals and is remembered as the day of National Unity. It is recognized as a public holiday in Georgia. Habitually, Georgian citizens …

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Anne Frank to come to life in animated film for children

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The first images from the upcoming animated feature based on the diary of Anne Frank have emerged. Israeli blog Mako’s Cinemascope on Monday posted the shots taken from London’s Passion studios, where Academy Award-nominated director Ari Folman (Waltz With Bashir) has beenworking on the feature with collaborators British puppetmaker Andy …

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