Baku and Tbilisi discussed issue of investment in the reconstruction of Georgia's highways

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Pentagon chief left Georgia

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"Dnepravia" suspends flights from Kharkiv to Tbilisi and Batumi

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Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mariamoba

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Visa to Georgia will cost $ 50

Visa to Georgia will cost $ 50

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Pentagon chief left Georgia

Deputy Defense Minister Mikheil Darchiashvili, Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland and Defense Attache Colonel Matthew Dimik saw off the Secretary of Defense from the Tbilisi International Airport.

During the visit, an American colleague stayed with Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania. The head of the Pentagon held a meeting in the Ministry of Defence of Georgia, with the Prime Minister and President of Georgia.

At a meeting in the Ministry of Defense Secretary of Defense once again highlighted the importance of the partnership of America and Georgia, and expressed his willingness that the United States will continue actively cooperate with Georgia in the field of defense. Chuck Hagel praised the package, that was made to Georgia on Welsh summit.

Secretary of Defense visited the National Training Center "Krtsanisi" and met with the Georgian military and the United States Marines. With special thanks he noted the Georgian military men in international peacekeeping missions and sacrifice made by the Georgian people.

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"Dnepravia" suspends flights from Kharkiv to Tbilisi and Batumi

Airline "Dniproavia" from September, 1 decided to suspend flights from Kharkiv to Tbilisi, Batumi, Baku and Yerevan. It was reported by the Commercial Director of "Dniproavia" Sergey Posylaev.

The company explains the decision for economic reasons, caused by the need for over flight of Russian territory.

"After Russia banned Ukrainian airlines to fly over its territory, our routes are significantly lengthened. For example, flight Kharkov - Baku became almost twice long: it was lasted for 2.30 hours, and now – four. In proportion was increased cost of fuel, the crew and the other ", - explained Posylaev.

Passengers of canceled flights were proposed refund or rebook flights with transfer in Kiev, Istanbul and others.

Flights from Dnepropetrovsk to the Caucasus for the carrier lengthened not very critical: for 20-40 minutes, so the company keeps them in the schedule, and even keeps a promotional ticket prices. The company also continues to fly from Kharkov to Kiev, and on the winter schedule is planned flight to Ivano-Frankivsk.

In UIA (Ukraine International Airlines), which was forced to re-route their flights to Baku, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Almaty and Astana with the view of flyby the territory of Russia, was reported that for routes whose length increased significantly, increased the cost of tickets.

 

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Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mariamoba

Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates on August 28 one of the twelve major festivals of the year - Mariamoba.

The festive services were held in all functioning Churches of Georgia.
Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is set by Church for a long time. It is mentioned in the writings of St. Augustine and Hieronymus.

Especially this holiday was celebrated in an Orthodox church in the 6th century after the victory Byzantine emperor over the Persians in Mauritius. Universal celebration of it was set since 582.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the second most important holiday of the Orthodox Church after the Resurrection. Not in vain this day is called the Mother of God of Easter. As the Gospel tells, it was the second Victory over death and hell, won by not a heavenly guest - the God-man, but the Earth's Virgin - the purest and most perfect of all the people, and yet one of us, the earth-born.

Day of the Assumption of Mary is preceded by one of four multi-day Fasts - Dormition Fast. It is set in imitation of the Mother of God, that all her life, and especially before her Assumption spent time in prayer and fasting.

Currently, the country is home for 4, 4 million of people, 84 % of whom are Orthodox Christians, more than 5 % - the representatives of other Christian denominations, more than 9 percent - are Muslims.

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The Georgian Foreign Ministry published a list of countries with which it will support the visa-free message

The Georgian Foreign Ministry has published a list of countries whose citizens do not need visas for short-term visits to Georgia (up to 90 in every 180-day period).

1 Australia
2 Austria
3 Azerbaijan
4 Albania
5 United States
6 Andorra
7 Antigua and Barbuda
8 UAE
9 Argentina
10 New Zealand
11 Barbados
12 Bahrain
13 Commonwealth of The Bahamas
14 Belarus
15 Belgium
16 Belize
17 Bosnia and Herzegovina
18 Botswana
19 Brazil
20 Brunei
21 Bulgaria
22 Germany
23 Denmark
24 Faroe Islands and Greenland
25 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
26 Areas of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Bermuda, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Gibraltar
27 Dependent Islands of the United Kingdom - Jersey, Guernsey, Man
28 Dominican Republic
29 El Salvador
30 Ecuador
31 Spain
32 Estonia
33 Turkey
34 Turkmenistan
35 Japan
36 Ireland
37 Iceland
38 Israel
39 Italy
40 Canada
41 Qatar
42 Cyprus
43 Columbia
44 The Republic of Korea
45 Costa Rica
46 Latvia
47 Lithuania
48 Lebanon
49 Liechtenstein
50 Luxembourg
51 Mauritius
52 Malaysia
53 Malta
54 Mexico
55 Monaco
56 Moldova
57 Montenegro
58 The Netherlands
59 Territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles
60 Norway
61 Oman
62 Panama
63 Poland
64 Portugal
65 Romania
66 Russia
67 Greece
68 South Africa
69 San Marino
70 Saudi Arabia
71 France
72 Territory of France - French Polynesia and New Caledonia
73 Seychelles
74 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
75 Serbia
76 Singapore
77 Slovakia
78 Slovenia
79 Armenia
80 Thailand
81 Tajikistan
82 Uzbekistan
83 Ukraine
84 Hungary
85 Finland
86 Kuwait
87 Kyrgyzstan
88 Kazakhstan
89 Sweden
90 Switzerland
91 Czech Republic
92 Vatican
93 Croatia
94 Honduras

Citizens of EU countries can enter the country on the basis of issued by the Member State of identification cards and travel documents.

The right to visa-free entry and stay for 90 days in each 180-day period are issued to the owners of the United Nations or its specialized agencies travel documents - Laissez-Passer.

The same rules apply to citizens, with which Georgia has bilateral and multilateral agreements on visa-free agreement, which does not include specific dates of stay on the territory of Georgia (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan, Moldova, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan).

Visas to Georgia may be short-termed and long-termed.
Short-term visa is issued for a maximum of 30 days. Short-term reusable visa may be issued for up to 5 years. Despite the long duration of the short-term visa, time stay in Georgia should not exceed 90 days in any 180-day period.

Foreigners who wish to stay on the territory of Georgia for more than 90 days for the purpose of work, business, education or connections with family and meet the criteria for obtaining long-term visas, long-term visas are issued.

Long-term visa is issued, valid for 90 days and is not a precondition for obtaining a residence permit or diplomatic accreditation.

For long-term stays in the territory of Georgia foreigners require a visa in spite of their nationality.

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In Baku is discussed the construction of the railway Marabda-Kartsakhi

The 20th meeting of the Georgian-Azerbaijan Coordinating Council was held in Baku. The Georgian delegation was headed by the Minister of Economy - Deputy Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili,Azerbaijan was headed by Minister of Transport Ziya Mammadov. The parties discussed a number of issues relating to the construction of the railway section Marabda-Kartsakhi and the pace of construction works.

Construction of the segment Marabda-Kartsakhi of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway was begun in 2008. Letting of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway in operation is scheduled for 2015, and the test train will pass through this railway line at the end of this year.

The Ministers emphasized the international importance of the railway line, and also discussed the prospects for economic development of the region within the framework of this project.

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Georgia will host next festival of house wines

It is well known that Georgia is the cradle of viticulture and winemaking. Real Georgian wine long has been valued in the world. It is suffice to say that in ancient times the Greek traders as payment for their products, taking as rule gold, instead of it willingly took Georgian wine - a wine of ancient Colchis.

High quality and excellent taste of Georgian wine was created by generations of Georgian farmers and winemakers. Today, connoisseurs and lovers of Georgian wine are known not only popular brands of its makers. Are also known traditional family brands, which for decades are symbols of a rare quality of so-called home-made wines.
Not by chance, Racha-Lechkhumy Festival will be held on August, 24 in the city of Ambrolauri, informed the organizers of the festival - "Combining traditional winemaking Georgia".

Local winemakers present wines made by traditional method, in own wine cellars (called Marani).

"The guests of the festival will have an opportunity to try and taste the great wines of Racha Lechkhumy. During the festival will be organized tasting of unique local cheese and honey, and will be held a concert, which will featured by folk ensembles and the" Canudos" group - promise organizers.

The festival aims to restore and preserve the traditional wine-making in the region, promoting the development of a culture of family farming. Racha Lechkhumy Wine Festival is held for the second time.

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August, 18 is planned a meeting ministers of defense of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey

Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania tomorrow will travel to Azerbaijan. During the visit will be held a trilateral meeting of the defense ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.

According to the statement of Alasaniya, this meeting was preparing for a long time with the initiative of the Georgian side last year. As the head of the Defense Ministry of Georgia noted, it will be the first formal meeting of the three ministers.

According to him, the meeting and the subsequent clearance of the agreement will be focused on the planning of actions by three countries aimed to the protection of the communications infrastructure, in particular, oil and gas pipelines and railways in a critical situation, in case if there is a military escalation. As emphasized Alasaniya, it is not a step against anyone. "On the contrary such agreements provide additional support for regional stability", - concluded Alasania.

 

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