Produced by Giorgi Chumburidze
22 December 2021
Tbilisi’s 1991-1992 War: A Ruthless Conflict That Had To Be Fought, Veterans Agree
From December 22, 1991 to January 6, 1992, brutal, chaotic fighting ripped through downtown Tbilisi over the rule of Georgia’s first post-Soviet, elected president, Zviad Gamasakhurdia. Current Time spoke with two veterans who say the Tbilisi war was a fight that could not be avoided.
08 July 2021
Tbilisi Rallies Against Violence Following Attacks On LGBT Pride Parade
Georgian police on July 6 detained over 100 individuals for attempting to disrupt an anti-violence rally in Tbilisi intended as a response to nationalists' and ultraconservatives' disruption of a July 5 march for LGBT rights.
10 March 2020
Cancer Prompts Some Georgians To Petition EU For Asylum
Georgian cancer patients appear to be regularly traveling to the European Union to claim asylum on humanitarian grounds – a measure allowed under EU migration law. Though Georgia boasts the region’s highest number of doctors (51 per 10,000 people, according to the World Health Organization) and has modernized its hospitals in recent years, these patients say they cannot find the help they need.
19 February 2020
No Gas, No Paved Road: Ethnic Russian Village In Georgia Considers Election Boycott
Georgia’s governments have repeatedly declared war on poverty, but in the 300-person village of Davitiani, like in other villages in this would-be European Union member, a lack of income and lack of infrastructure remain daunting problems. To get officials’ attention, Davitiani, a predominantly ethnic Russian settlement located in the eastern vineyard region of Kakheti, is now considering an unusual option: a boycott of Georgia’s October 2020 parliamentary elections.