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Russia’s Health Watchdog Rospotrebnadzor: Georgian Winemakers Regularly Violate Technology

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Georgian competent authorities, as well as producers of wine, do not pay enough attention to the control of production, Rospotrebnadzor told RIA Novosti. Georgian winemakers systematically violate technology and supervisory bodies of the country don’t enough control over manufactured products, Rospotrebnadzor reports. The  Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection …

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Georgia Joins EU Sanctions against Russia

Georgia has officially joined the EU sanctions against Russia, a declaration posted on the European Council’s webpage informs. The declaration refers to annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol. As reported, six countries aside from Georgia have also joined the economic sanctions on Russia.  On 19 June 2015, the Council extended the …

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Wines from Abkhazia Replaced Georgian in Russia

Due to the devaluation of the ruble in the first half wine imports from the European Union fell sharply: not everyone can afford the product at  new prices. Because of this, a supplier from Abkhazia Mistral Alco became a leader among importers for the first time. As per  the data …

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Saudi Arabia to Invest Record $10bn in Russia

The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia in partnership with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has agreed to invest $10 billion into Russian projects. It is the largest foreign investment in Russia. “We have reached final agreements and are announcing the creation of a partnership with the sovereign fund …

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In June, the Number of Foreign Visitors to Georgia Increased by 9.3%

In June 2015,  the number of foreign visitors arrived in  Georgia increased by 9.3% compared with the same period in 2014. According to the Ministry of the Interior, in June 2015 Georgia was visited by 496 758 foreign nationals. Tourists account  for  39.8% of visitors  (197 537 people, which is 3.4% …

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Ukraine to Stop Buying Russian Gas

Russia and Ukraine failed to reach a new agreement on gas prices at talks in Vienna on Tuesday, leading to Ukraine suspending its purchase of Russian gas. Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak and Ukraine’s Energy and Coal Minister Vladimir Demchishin both admitted to reporters that the negotiations had born no …

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Foreign Minister Beruachashvili: “Russia Must Pay for its Actions in Ukraine And Georgia”

Russia must take responsibility for its damaging actions in Georgia and Ukraine,  Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Beruachashvili believes. Speaking at the TO BE SECURE (2BS) international security forum in Montenegro, Minister Beruachashvili stressed Russia’s aggressive foreign policy was unacceptable and countries who chose to pursue Euro-Atlantic integration should not face …

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Novosibirsk – Eighth Russian City Where Georgia will Perform Flights

Novosibirsk – Eighth Russian City Where Georgia will Perform Flights

Georgian Airways is starting multiple charter flights to Russia. Georgia’s national carrier will link capital Tbilisi to Russia’s third largest city Novosibirsk from June 14. Novosibirsk is the eighth Russian city where flights will be carried out from Georgia, announced Georgia’s Ministry of Economy. Negotiations to resume a flight service between …

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Georgia’s Future Examined Amid Tense NATO-Russia Relations

Georgia’s Future Examined Amid Tense NATO-Russia Relations

Georgia is stuck in a difficult place as it pursues its Euro-Atlantic future while facing continued pressure from Russia, says NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a speaking engagement in the United States (US). After meeting US President Barack Obama, Stoltenberg addressed the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) …

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Russia’s Rejoining the G-7 Community is Unthinkable — Merkel

Russia must demonstrate willingness to act within the international law, before it can rejoin the G-7. German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed this point in her address to Germany’s lower house of parliament, Bloomberg reports.  In Merkel’s words, Russia’s current political stance is unacceptable for the European community. “Thinking in spheres …

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