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Heavy Rains, Hailstorm damages Vineyards in Kakheti

Heavy rain and hailstorm damaged farmlands and houses in some parts of Eastern region of Kakheti last night. Hailstorm and strong wind damaged vineyards in Kvareli, Lagodekhi and Akhmeta districts of Eastern Kakheti region. Grapes and harvests are destroyed in 20 villages. Heavy rain began starting 1o PM. Then the …

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NATO Secretary General to Visit Georgia Next Week

Jens Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit Georgia on August 26-27, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The ministry said that on August 27 Stoltenberg will participate in a ceremony marking “inauguration” of NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) at the Krtsanisi National Training Center outside Tbilisi. JTEC …

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Unique Writings Found in Georgia May Change World History

Grakliani Hill

A unique discovery has been made in Georgia that experts believe could change world history. An unidentified piece of writing found by an archeological expedition from Georgia’s State University at Grakliani Hill, in the eastern Kaspi region, confirmed the existence of the written language on Georgian territory 2,700 years ago. …

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Saperavi Finds a Home in Central Pennsylvania

saferavi

Fero Vineyards and Winery in Lewisburg specialize in European grape varieties. One that has found a home is Saperavi, the most common black grape from the country Georgia. Chuck and Daneen Zaleski, owners, sourced Saperavi vines from the descendants of Dr. Konstantin Frank. Years prior to coming to the United …

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Crime Rate Drops in Georgia

Crime

The number of crimes committed in Georgia is decreasing. Today the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) released crime statistics for the country for the period January-July 2015, which showed fewer crimes were committed in the first seven months of this year than in the same period of 2014. Between January …

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UN: There are 92.2 Men For Every 100 Women in Georgia

Overall, there are slightly more men than women in the world. According to United Nations estimates for 2015, there are 101.8 men for each 100 women, with the number of men rising gradually each year since 1960. But a map by the  Pew Research Center with the latest U.N. data clearly shows that men …

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NBA Standard Training Center Opens in Tbilisi

Garibashvili

The captain of Georgia’s national basketball team Zaza Pachulia has been officially welcomed to a new top quality basketball training base in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, which he can use for free for the next 50 years. This decision was made by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, who said the NBA standard …

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US Allocates $20 Million in Defence Assistance to Georgia

The United States (US) is allocating $20 million USD in defence assistance to Georgia, announced theUS Department of Defence. Today’s announcement came one day after US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter hosted Georgia’s Defence Minister Tinatin Khidasheli in Washington D.C. At the August 18 meeting in the Pentagon the leaders discussed …

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New Action in Tbilisi : Homeless Animals Need Water

Georgian microfinance institution GeoCapital has initiated a new social action – to install water bowls in front of the houses to help homeless animals in the hot summer days. ” Over the past months we have been through hot summer days. Sometimes even the temperature reached 45 degrees. Homeless animals …

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Georgian Soldier Will Participate in Para-Canoe World Championship

A wounded Georgian soldier has been invited to compete in this week’s Para-canoe World Championships in Italy. Ahmed Safarov, a Georgian soldier who lost both his limbs in Afghanistan, is being supported by the Ministry of Defence for the August 19-23 international competition in Milan, Italy. He was invited to …

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Tbilisi Zoo To Reopen in September

Exactly three months have passed since the deadly flood that destroyed the Tbilisi Zoo overnight on June 13. The animal park is preparing to fully reopen next month. Tbilisi Zoo Administration confirmed today the animal park will reopen in September 2015. Zoo officials said workers had spent months carrying out immense …

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Archeologists Uncover Qvevris at Khikhani Caste

Archeologists have discovered 43 medieval qvevris at Khikhani Castle in western Georgia.  The qvevri is a large, clay Amphora-like vessel, traditionally buried in the ground up to its neck, in which wine is fermented and stored in regions of Georgia and especially in Kakheti, East Georgia. The artefacts were uncovered …

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