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Father Ilia Kartozia Awarded for Bravery in Italian Ferry Disaster

A Georgian priest who died while  helping people to get into lifeboats,  in the Adriatic Sea last year has been honoured posthumously by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Georgian priest demonstrated an example of civic heroism at the expense of his life, saving people on a burning ferry. Each year the …

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Six Young Georgian Filmmakers’ Short Films Funded by TBC

Last week the movie theater Amirani showcased short films of six Georgian young filmmakers. All of the films were finalists of the Georgian National Film Center competition.  All six films are charming in their own way, many of them share the Kusturica-like unifying theme of death and its rituals. It …

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Georgian Junior Judokas Success at European Championship

Georgian junior judokas have succeeded at a top European tournament and returned home with almost twelve medals. The Georgian junior team gained: three gold, three silver and five bronze medals in male, female and team categories at the 2015 Cadet European Championships in Bulgaria. The European Judo Union praised the …

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What Happened at Apakidze Street, Tbilisi (Photo Gallery)

A Soviet Era building collapsed at Apakidze 13 in Tbilisi today. We reported earlier that a building located behind the Sports Palace collapsed in the Saburtalo district. The building was used by the Institute of Mathematics prior to being sold to a private investor. The building was being refurbished at the moment …

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Placebo for Tbilisi Recovery after The Flood

Famous band Placebo,which will play for the Georgian audience on July 7 at Tbilisi Open Air is going to transfer concert money to Tbilisi relief fund. Placebo are an English alternative rock band, formed in London in 1994 by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal.

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Tbilisi Approves Compensation Plan for Flood Victims

Tbilisi Municipal Assembly at a special meeting has unanimously approved the procedure for compensation payment for damage caused by devastating floods in Tbilisi. The capital city hall is ready to pay compensation to the families which became victims of the disaster, Sputnik news agency reported. The project of fixing of …

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Georgian Film Festival in Kazakhstan for Tbilisi Flood Victims

Georgian film festival raised about $135,000 USD (more than 300, 000 GEL) to assist the hundreds of people affected by the devastating flood in Tbilisi. Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, hosted a week of Georgian cinema to raise money for the cause. The event’s program included the Oscar-shortlisted film Tangerines by Zaza Urushadze, …

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Tbilisi Building Collapse Kills Three People

Today’s Building collapse in central Tbilisi caused death of three people and another is badly injured. Deputy head of Tbilisi division of Georgia’s Emergency Situation Management Department Davit Gelashvili confirmed the bodies of three workers had been recovered from the debris and a fourth worker had been taken to hospital …

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Georgian Railway Modernization Project Completes New Railroad Tunnel

The “Georgian Railway” modernization project will include various infrastructural improvements in the railroads sector. In frames of the “Georgian Railway” modernization project, on June 5th the Prime-Minister of Georgia will be joined by the railway company and partnership fund leaders to celebrate the opening of a 962-meter tunnel near the …

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Prestigious UEFA Cups To Travel Around Georgia

The coastal town of Poti in west Georgia is being given the honour to be the first host of three triumphant symbols of UEFA – the Super Cup, Champions League Cup and Europe League Cup. In celebration of the upcoming prestigious UEFA Super Cup match between FC Barcelona and FC …

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Persepolis in Georgian: Best Selling Book in the Country

Persepolis is the first graphic novel to be translated into Georgian. In the book, the Iranian writer and illustrator Marjane Satrapi, uses brilliant illustations and story telling to convey her own childhood story of coming age in the Revolutionary Iran. The book has gained wide popularity, since its publication in …

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