Russian State Duma calls for sanctions on Georgia, but Putin urges restraint

bne IntelliNews July 10, 2019

The Duma proposed a ban on imports of Georgian wine and mineral water amid a spike in tensions between the two countries.

Georgian opposition TV host delivers expletive-laden philippic against Russia

bne IntelliNews July 8, 2019

Rustavi 2 host used some of the strongest swearwords in the language in his monologue that followed a week of protests sparked by a Russian deputy's speech to the Georgian parliament.

COLCHIS: Running out of steam: Georgian politics after the May 2019 elections

Max Fras of the Eurasia Democratic Security Network July 4, 2019

The two big parties in Georgian politics are at each other's throats but they are losing their appeal. With a lack of alternatives or fresh political ideas most voters feel like political orphans

Georgia’s inflation eases to 4.3% y/y in June as food prices moderate

bne IntelliNews July 4, 2019

Although preliminary data indicates increased economic growth in Georgia, demand side pressure on inflation remains weak, the central bank said recently.

Seven New Europe members of PACE walk out in protest against Russia’s readmission

Ben Aris in Berlin June 27, 2019

The decision has split the Council down the middle. Almost all of the western European members voted overwhelming to allow Russia back in. However, countries close to the Russian border voted against readmission.

COLCHIS: Tbilisi’s protests and the Georgian Dream Political paradox

Lincoln Mitchell for the Eurasia Democratic Security Network June 25, 2019

A visit to Tbilisi by pro-Kremlin Russian parliamentarian Sergey Garilov brought thousands of protestors to the streets but the dramatic events are unlikely to have a big impact on Georgian politics