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On Russian-Georgian love, the Soviet break-up and coming home after almost 25 years

Svetlana hails from Izhevsk and her daughter Olga lives in St. Petersburg where she works as a manager of a famous classical choir. They were travelling from Kazbegi to Tbilisi and it was to be the first time since 1994 that they visited the Georgian capital, which they used to…

1 Khinkali dumpling in 2 bites, or the pleasures of Georgian cuisine

This young fellow called Ioane would drive around southern Georgia for a day full of lethargy without saying anything. But as soon as it was about finding a restaurant for dinner he started talking with all the bloomy subtleties the Russian language has to offer, discussing the pros and cons…

When you cannot go home because Georgia has beef with Putin

Makho is a Georgian from the Gali district in the south of Abkhazia who likes to listen to 80s German pop by “Modern Talking”. Like almost all Georgians, he was pushed out of his home in suit of the 1992-1993 Abkhazia war. After living in refugee camps a few years…