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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.

Chechen dissident YouTuber denied asylum in Poland

Tumso Abdurakhmanov is a popular Chechen YouTuber and an ardent critic of the Chechen government.

Opinion | Labelling Georgia’s far right ‘pro-Russian’ is reductionist and counterproductive

Georgia’s liberals consistently label neo-nationalist forces ‘pro-Russian’ — while ignoring the underlying social and economic roots of the problem.

Analysis | From Ivanishvili’s chosen to a ‘united opposition’ candidate — how Georgia’s aspiring presidents stack up

An early look at who has, and who has not declared their candidacy, and what their chances look like.