Adjaria

  • August 06, 2019 11:24

    A street in Tbilisi. Photo by Nina Tumanova for the "Caucasian Knot" In July, flow of Russian tourists to Georgia dropped by 14%

    In July 2019, after the ban on direct Russia-Georgia flights, the number of Russian tourists in Georgia decreased by 14% compared to the same period of 2018. Hotel business professionals in Batumi have noted that the total number of foreign tourists did not decrease due to a bigger inflow from other countries.

  • July 27, 2019 20:54

    Russian tourists in Tbilisi. Screenshot of the video https://www.dw.com/ru/российские-туристы-не-боятся-отдыхать-в-грузии-28062019/av-49406632 Georgian businesses see no decrease in tourist flows after Russian sanctions

    The ban on direct Russia-Georgia flights resulted in a decrease in the number of Russian tourists, but it was compensated by the increase of tourist inflow from Europe, the Georgia's Association of Entry Tourism has reported. Russian tour operators have reported that they found alternatives to the Georgian direction.

  • July 03, 2019 10:39

    A hunger-strikers' tent with the flags of the EU and USA near the parliament building. Tbilisi, June 27, 2019. Photo by Beslan Kmuzov for the "Caucasian Knot" Tbilisi protesters complain about ignoring hunger-strikers

    Outside the parliament building in Tbilisi, three persons continue their protest hunger strike demanding resignation of the head of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), but no one cares about them, protesters have stated. Meanwhile, the spokeswoman of the "Georgian Dream" Party said that there are no complaints about Minister Giorgi Gakhariya's actions during the dispersal of protesters' rally.

  • June 12, 2019 14:34

    Materials of the project "Stalin's notes from Georgia". Photo by Edita Badasyan for the "Caucasian Knot" Authorities respond to Adjara Muslims' demands to make DNA examination of repression victims

    The authorities of Adjara have allocated money for DNA examinations of the remains of those executed during the years of repressions, as demanded by local Muslims. Relatives of repression victims believe that the remains should be buried altogether, regardless of the religion of those murdered.

  • May 29, 2019 22:04

    A believer in a mosque. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Complaint against oppression of Muslims in Kobuleti filed to ECtHR

    The Georgian authorities failed to protect the rights of religious minorities and did not help ensure the opening of a boarding house for Muslim students in Kobuleti, stated NGO "Centre for Human Rights Education and Monitoring".

  • March 22, 2019 19:56

    Two Georgian scientists demand to exclude them from Ukraine's sanctions list

    Two citizens of Georgia, Merab Khalvashi, Rector of the Batumi University, and Miranda Turmanidze, a scientific researcher at the Batumi Archaeological Museum, have been put on the sanctions list of Ukraine. They are outraged by the sanctions imposed on them.

  • August 11, 2018 10:34

    Terrorist Chataev's helper detained in Georgia

    Law enforcers have detained Ruslan Shavadze, who had been sentenced in absentia to 13 years in prison for complicity to the terrorist grouping headed by Akhmed Chataev.

  • April 05, 2018 09:04

    Georgiy Vashadze, the leader of the New Georgia oppositional party. Photo https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Вашадзе,_Георгий#/media/File:Georgiy_Washadze.jpg Activists prevent exporting from Adjara a 300-year-old eucalyptus

    On April 4, the "Dmanisi Salvation Fund", set up by activists of the Georgian opposition and NGOs, announced the completion of raising money to buy out a 300-year-old eucalyptus after winning the tender.

  • March 07, 2018 06:22

    Women near the entrance to a mosque in Batumi. September 2013. Photo by Edita Badasyan for the "Caucasian Knot" Researchers report discrimination of Muslim women in Adjara

    Muslim women of Adjara are subjected to discrimination in schools. They do not get higher education and cannot find jobs. They themselves refuse to participate in political and public life. This was stated by authors of the study conducted in four districts of Adjara.

  • February 02, 2018 15:55

    Kobuleti. Photo: press service of Kobuleti Municipality, https://sputnik-georgia.ru/incidents/20160104/229677298.html Rights defenders complain to ECtHR about violation of Muslims' rights in Adjaria

    The Georgian NGO "Centre for Human Rights Training and Monitoring" has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with a complaint of the refusal for Muslims to open a boarding house in the Ajarian city of Kobuleti.

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