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Daily Archives: June 23, 2015

Lagidze Waters Expands its Export Markets

Lagidze Waters company plans to expand its export markets. In the near future, they may  export  a syrup to Ukraine, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. According to the company’s representative Vakhtang Lagidze, 20-30 tons of syrup are exported to Russia monthly, now 8-9 varieties of syrup are sent  to Russia as well …

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Police Use Force to Clear Baghramian Avenue Protest Site

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The Armenian police used force and special means to clear the site of sit-in demonstration in a central Yerevan street after a night of standoff with activists protesting against rising electricity prices. In the early hours on Tuesday, special police forces used water cannons and other equipment to disperse the …

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Thousands in Yerevan Protest Against Electricity Tariff Rise


Several thousand people protested on Monday in the Armenian capital Yerevan against a recent decision to raise public electricity prices. About 5,000 demonstrators marched to the presidential headquarters but were stopped by riot police and began a sit-in protest on the road, blocking traffic. The protest, which was organised by …

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Kakheti: Georgia’s cradle of wine – Euronews


Kakheti is Georgia’s main wine-producing region in the country’s east. Wine grapes have been cultivated in these lands for 8,000 years, which, archaeologists say, makes Kakheti the cradle of wine. A total of 104 endemic varieties of grapes grow at the Alaverdi Monastery of Saint George, which traces its history …

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What’s Normal in Muzaffarnagar: A Trip to a Refugee Camp

Through August to September of 2013, riots ensued a couple miles away from my ancestral home in India. Muzaffarnagar, for a moment, became the epicentre of one of the worst sectarian conflicts between Hindus and Muslims in India since its 1947 partition and the infamous 2002 Gujrat Riots. The conflict …

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