The Patchwork Quilt Georgia 1

The Patchwork Quilt Georgia Part I

Georgia is both one of the most fragmented and one of the most strategically important countries in the former Soviet Union. In 2003, the so-called Rose Revolution took place, and the country gained new, young leadership. In 2006, an important oil pipeline was completed with Western support, and Georgia has developed an ever closer relationship […]

The Patchwork Quilt Georgia 2

The Patchwork Quilt Georgia Part II

5: The conflict in South Ossetia During 2005 and 2006, the allocations to the Armed Forces increased sharply. In the government, those who wanted a peaceful solution to the conflict were replaced by people who were more positive about the use of military force, including the new Minister of Defense, Irakli Orkuashvili. He has recently […]

South Ossetia, Georgia

South Ossetia, Georgia

South | Osseti | en, Georgian Samchret Osseti, Autonomous Region of South Ossetia, former autonomous region in northern Georgia (the autonomy status was formally revoked by Georgia in 1990, since then officially by the Georgian side “Tskhinvali region”), at the same time internationally not recognized secession state with its own legislature and Executive (own name […]

Georgia Travel Advice

Georgia Travel Advice

General travel information for Georgia Continent: Asia Geographical location: Borderline between Europe and Asia, east of the Black Sea Highest elevation: Shchara (5200 m above sea level) Longest river: Kura (1364 km) Form of government: Republic System of Government: semi-presidential system Languages: Georgian (official language), regional Official language: Abkhaz Neighboring countries: Turkey, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan […]