Members of the Georgian Association recently met in California with a dozen young Georgian entrepreneurs representing Georgian startups focused on areas such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, health care and transportation. The young entrepreneurs are part of Startup Grind Tbilisi and attended the global Startup Grind conference in Redwood City, California. With financial support from […]
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The Georgian Association in the USA strongly condemns the latest Russian aggression against Ukraine. The attack and seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels and crew members, some of whom were injured, is the latest incident in Russia’s incursion on its neighbors and a violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity. While Russia’s motives in this latest action and next […]
An opinion Piece By Irakli Kakabadze With less than two weeks until the Presidential elections, the Georgian electorate demonstrates apathy and mistrust for those running in the elections. Although there are many candidates, most are viewed with a certain distrust by the population. Much of the electorate sees the leading candidates as representing the political […]
By Nino Japaridze, originally published at Edison Research In three weeks, voters will have an opportunity to elect the Republic of Georgia’s next President. Edison Research took a detailed look at the voter’s pre-election sentiment by surveying 3,000 eligible voters nationwide in September 2018. The survey was commissioned by Georgia’s leading independent national broadcaster, Rustavi 2. […]
Commentary: WHO WILL BE GEORGIA’S NEW PRESIDENT? By Irakli Kakabadze, Chair, Gandhi Foundation Georgia New presidential elections are fast approaching in Georgia. They are scheduled for October 28, 2018. It is very interesting that this time the ruling “Georgian Dream’” party which holds an absolute parliamentary majority and has unilaterally formed four governments over the last […]
The Georgian-American community and nation of Georgia are deeply grateful to late Senator John McCain for his long-standing and unconditional support for the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and democratic development of the Republic of Georgia. We mourn the passing of this great American, one of Georgia’s truest friends.
2018 marks two important dates for the country of Georgia. In May, all Georgians, including many Georgian-Americans, commemorated Georgia’s 100th birthday. The modern state of Georgia began its life in 1918 and survived three years (1918-1921) before falling to a Communist invasion and almost seventy years of Soviet oppression. 2018 also marks the 10-year anniversary […]
President of the Georgian Association in the USA, Elisso Kvitashvili was recently in Tbilisi where she had an opportunity to discuss possible collaborative projects with the Department for Relations with Diaspora in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In discussions with Aliona Chkhouta, Head of the Division for Relations with the Diaspora, and Giorigi Merabishvili, Head of the […]
The following article is an extract from the exhibit “The Democratic Republic of Georgia – 100 years” currently on display at the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi. The Bolshevik occupation regime started to subdue the population by force. Georgian clergy and the Orthodox Church found themselves outside the law. All anti-Communist organizations were dismissed by […]
The following article is an extract from the exhibit “The Democratic Republic of Georgia – 100 years” currently on display at the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi. The Russian Empire dissolved the Kartli-Kakheti Kingdom at the start of the 19th century, incorporating it in its boundaries as a province. And when in 1810 the Imeretian […]