Tata Shoshiashvili

Before joining OC Media as a reporter, Tata worked as a journalist in Georgian newspaper Resonance for over 2 years. She is interested in politics, and especially everything related to the North Caucasus. Writing is Tata’s outlet to relax and she believes she has found her dream profession in journalism.

Georgia’s Prime Minister attracts criticism for comments on Ukraine war

After the discussion, Gharibashvili was harshly criticised within and outside Georgia for blaming Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on NATO expansion.

No new agreements after Pashinyan and Aliyev argue in Moscow

The Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders argued at a public meeting led by Russian president Vladimir Putin. 

Achondroplasia added to diseases eligible for state support in Georgia following 19-day protest

Parents of children with achondroplasia were demanding the import and funding of a drug to treat the rare genetic condition.

Quran-burning case transferred from Volgograd to Chechnya

A resident of Volgograd claims to have been instructed to burn the Islamic holy book by the Ukrainian Secret Services. 

Georgian philologist and government critic reports masked group gathered outside house

Levan Berdzenishvili, a prominent philologist and former Soviet dissident, has faced criticism from both far-right groups and the ruling party in recent months.

What an opposition win in Turkey could mean for the Caucasus

A change in Turkey’s political trajectory could have aftershocks across the South Caucasus.

Queer ‘propaganda’ bill to be submitted to Georgian parliament

Details of the legislation have yet to be made public; but the move echoes a Russian queer propaganda law passed in 2013.

Georgian prosecutors reopen high-profile suicide case after investigator claims foul play

Tamar Bachaliashvili disappeared on 18 July 2020. She was found dead in her car after a four-day search.

Demonstration outside Tbilisi court as foreign agent law protesters go on trial

Laraze Grigoriadis and Tornike Akopashvili face years behind bars if convicted of violence towards police during the demonstrations.

Georgian Dream triumphs in by-election after running practically unopposed

Opposition parties gave several reasons for refusing to take part in by-elections for parliament and several local government posts.

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