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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.

UNM ‘in emergency mode’ after court declines to release Saakashvili

Former president Mikheil Saakashvili was denied release for medical treatment on Monday.

The South Caucasus sends aid following deadly quake

A deadly earthquake devastated parts of Turkey and Syria on Monday, leaving over 5,000 dead so far.

Georgian TV channel Formula fires 23 camera operators after illegal strike

The camera operators had been on strike demanding better pay since 31 January.

New UNM leader vows party will leave parliament if Saakashvili is freed

Levan Khabeishvili added that his party’s office could also be transferred to Georgian Dream.

Ramzan Kadyrov: ‘where was Europe when we fought for independence?’

The head of Chechnya hit back at the Polish Prime Minister’s suggestion that Chechnya deserves independence.

UNM leadership contender threatens to break Saakashvili out of jail

Levan Khabeishvili made the comments after the former Georgian president was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Daghestani man dies after police interrogation

According to local media, there is evidence that he was tortured prior to his death.

The Abkhaz blogger charged with treason for calling for unification

Daur Buava, a popular TikTok blogger, has been living in Tbilisi since 2021.

Georgian officials labelled ‘politically vile’ for welcoming restored flights with Russia

Sergey Lavrov praised Georgia for its ‘courage’ in that, despite pressure from the West, the country had not joined sanctions imposed on Russia.

Kadyrov and Russian MP entangled in Russian army beard spat 

The conflict started after reports that the Russian military was cracking down on unshaven soldiers.

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