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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.

Georgia’s President to veto ‘anti-European’ amendments to electoral code

The amendments look set to give the ruling party greater control over the makeup of the Central Electoral Commission. 

Georgian speaker criticises foreign-funded organisations for ‘meddling in politics’

Shalva Papuashvili’s comments were part of a pattern of attacking Western donors following last year’s aborted ‘foreign agents’ law.

Landslides and avalanches kill 11 in western Georgia

Eleven people have died as a result of landslides in Georgia’s western Imereti and Adjara regions.

Who is Irakli Kobakhidze, Georgia’s next Prime Minister?

Georgian Dream’s most outspoken figure is to become the seventh Prime Minister since the party took power in 2012. 

Irakli Kobakhidze named next Prime Minister of Georgia

Irakli Gharibashvili abruptly stepped down as PM on Monday.

Second family saved from eviction in Tbilisi as protests continue 

A series of successful and attempted evictions this week have caused outrage in Georgia.

‘Russian hackers’ take down websites of Georgian media and president

A hacking group linked to the Russian security services appeared to take responsibility for at least one of the hacks.

Opposition leader vows to sue Tbilisi mayor for defamation

Mayor Kakha Kaladze has accused Lelo’s Mamuka Khazaradze of racketeering.

Georgian Church calls for removal of Stalin from icon in Sameba cathedral

Joseph Stalin may be edited out from the icon following the controversy. 

Ivanishvili announces return to politics

The founder of Georgia's ruling party announced his return to politics on Saturday.