Category Archives: Regions

Young Kists in Pankisi Gorge

I had many conversations about Pankisi Gorge with my friend Bella, general manager of the “International Union of Young Caucasians” (see previous article posted in April 2011). She is a Kist herself. In a few words, here is a short … Continue reading

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Multiculturality: Building bridges between Georgian and European cultures

Martyna Skura, from Poland, arrived in Georgia 4 months ago. She is an EVS volunteer* working full-time during 9 months for the organization Women’s Hope based in Akhaltsikhe, Samstkhe-Javakheti. On Friday, July 15, 2011, I visited her office. She accepted … Continue reading

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Kvemo-Kartli: Between Georgia and Azerbaijan, the Georgian Azeris

Who are the Azeris of Georgia? Ramilya Aliyeva, Georgian-Azeri journalist from the Georgian region Kvemo-Kartli now established in Tbilisi, took time to explain the situation of the Azeri community living in Georgia. It was on Saturday May 28, 2011. Our … Continue reading

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A minority from Dagestan living in Georgia: the Avars

Aida Mirmaksumova, originally from Dagestan, lives and studies in Tbilisi. This year, she will graduate from the International School for Caucasus Studies of the Ilia State University. For her master’s thesis, she focused her work and research on a community … Continue reading

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Learning Georgian with Young Repatriated Meskhetians

On Thursday, May 26, 2011, together with Jana Kowalova, EVS volunteer at Caritas Georgia, and Teona Zhuzhunadze, local volunteer for the organization Toleranti, I took part to a Georgian class organized for young repatriated Meskhetians living in Akhaltsikhe. This article … Continue reading

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News from Tsinubani – Georgian-Armenian village in Samstkhe-Javakheti

On April 14, 2011, I visited for the first time the Georgian-Armenian village of Tsinubani, in the countryside near the city of Akhaltsikhe (see post published in April, “Celebrating « Georgian Language Day » in a Georgian-Armenian Village”). On May 25, … Continue reading

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