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Shota Kincha

After fleeing a not-so-promising academic career and a disastrous attempt at being a bisexual activist, Shota is now a grumpy staff writer covering Georgia-related topics at OC Media. He is still interested in nationalism, far-right, and gender and queer issues, and still pretends to keep an eye on the wider Eastern and Central Europe region. Shota’s on every social media platform but his true home is Twitter @shotakincha.

Anti-lockdown protesters call for end to ‘Canned Georgia’

There have been multiple protests since the Georgian Government announced that most lockdown measures would be extended until March. 

Georgia blames former ‘senior officials’ for Davit Gareja border dispute

Critics argue the case is an attempt to discredit the opposition.

Georgians take queerness and gender-bending to TikTok 

Queer Georgians are increasingly flocking to TikTok to explore and express their identities.

Ivanishvili loyalist set to become new Georgian Dream chair

Former speaker of parliament Irakli Kobakhidze will be appointed to succeed Ivanishvili tomorrow.

Muslims attacked over new prayer space in western Georgia

Buknari village has split along religious lines over a recently opened Muslim prayer space. 

Georgia releases 1,500 in prisoner amnesty

The new law will affect more than 10,000 people who committed crimes before 11 December.

Ivanishvili declares ‘mission accomplished’ in vow to leave politics

This is the second time the billionaire, who critics accuse of running the country from behind the scenes, has vowed to step aside.

Georgian Orthodox clergy double down on antisemitic sermons

The Georgian Orthodox Church has come under fire for a series of antisemitic sermons and comments by high-profile clergymen.

Georgian Dream approves turncoat Patriots as MPs

The four businessmen, who defied the party’s boycott of parliament, agreed to take the places of the party’s leaders higher on the party list.

New coronavirus variant confirmed in Georgia

This is the first case in the Caucasus of the new, more infectious strain first discovered in the UK.

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