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Kenyan government halts baobab exports to Georgia after outcry
President orders Ministry of Environment and Forestry to launch investigation over contractor’s licence for removing trees

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

24, Nov, 2022 @7:45 AM

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What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? review – existential meet-cute is a magical mystery
A couple’s rendezvous plans are turned upside down by a strange curse in Alexandre Koberidze’s exasperating yet likable fantasy-romance

Peter Bradshaw

23, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘We fight propaganda with art’: the Georgian festival hitting back at Putin
In a giant former Coca-Cola factory, Georgian and Ukrainian artists united for Culture Week Tbilisi, a show of defiance and solidarity that captured the harrowing reality of life under siege

Alex Needham

11, Nov, 2022 @3:08 PM

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Why we are wary of Russian émigrés in Georgia – so soon after Russian invaders | Davit Gabunia
In this, one of a series of essays on the war in Ukraine from countries in or neighbouring the former Soviet bloc, a Georgian playwright says the government is out of step with the anti-Putin popular mood

Davit Gabunia

26, Oct, 2022 @10:40 AM

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‘We didn’t want to be part of the war’: Russians at the Georgia border flee Putin’s call-up
Families, exhausted and bewildered, are queuing for hours at Russia’s borders to escape mobilisation

Daniel Boffey at the Verkhny Lars border crossing, Georgia

27, Sep, 2022 @3:27 PM

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Salt for Svanetia review – poetic, dreamlike Soviet documentary of forgotten world
Mikhail Kalatozov’s 1930s film gives a fascinating account of a medieval-style society about the supposed blessings of the USSR’s modernising impact

Peter Bradshaw

26, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Border queues build as people flee Russia to escape Putin’s call-up
Miles-long traffic jams form as Russia’s neighbours debate whether to welcome those trying to avoid military draft

Pjotr Sauer and Dan Sabbagh

23, Sep, 2022 @4:55 PM

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Some Interviews on Personal Matters review – offbeat Coppola-esque romcom from 1970s Tbilisi
A journalist discovers her husband’s infidelity in a poetic, pleasingly surreal drama by Georgian director Lana Gogoberidze

Peter Bradshaw

27, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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What happened in the Russia-Ukraine war this week? Catch up with the must-read news and analysis
Ukraine holds Sievierodonetsk as battle for Donbas enters critical phase; the Russians rejecting Putin and fighting for Kyiv

Guardian staff

17, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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EU says Ukraine should be given candidate status to join bloc
Commission also recommends candidate status for Moldova but gives more guarded response to Georgia

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

17, Jun, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Ukrainians who fled to Georgia reveal details of Russia’s ‘filtration camps’
Refugees tell of being forced to strip or witnessing beatings as they seek to enter Russia

Nadia Beard in Tbilisi

12, Jun, 2022 @10:25 AM

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Liz Truss’s careless talk fans the flames of war in Ukraine | Letters
Letters: Neal Ascherson, Simon Diggins, John Gittings and Dr Roger Slack on the foreign secretary’s risky rhetoric

Letters

28, Apr, 2022 @4:42 PM

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