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Russian Threats in Georgian Economy

Several days ago, government offices published statistical indicators, that, at a glance, seem encouraging. Namely, despite negative forecasts and swine flu, in January 2019, the tourist inflow to Georgia rose by 18% year on year. Moreover, it is reported that agriculture product exports have grown, and  exports totaled 935 million …

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Russia Considers to Cut-Off Internet

Russia is considering whether to disconnect from the global internet briefly, as part of a test of its cyber-defences. The test will mean data passing between Russian citizens and organisations stays inside the nation rather than being routed internationally. A draft law mandating technical changes needed to operate independently was …

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Russia Ordered to Pay 10 Million Euros to Georgians It Harassed

Russia has been ordered to pay at least 1,500 citizens of neighboring Georgia 10 million euros ($11.5 million) for subjecting them to a coordinated policy of arrest, detention and expulsion in a case that goes back more than a decade. The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia put …

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Russia Offers Discount for Cargo Transportation via Georgia

It is known that Russia has always been against the development of the Georgian transit corridor, as considers it a rival. It concerns energy carriers transportation via pipelines as well as by railway and sea.  However, it seems that Moscow has changed its position, and possible profit prevailed over ideology. …

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Germany will Build Energy Terminal to Reduce Dependence on Russia

‘We cannot suspend cooperation with Russia in the field of oil and gas”, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel noted at her meeting with Georgian Students at Tbilisi State University. Today, Russia supplies cheaper natural gas compared to other countries, Merkel said. “We keep economic relations with Russia for tens of …

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Landmark Caspian Sea Deal Signed by five Nations

Turkmenistan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, agreed in principle on Sunday how to divide up the potentially huge oil and gas resources of the Caspian Sea, paving way for more energy exploration and pipeline projects. However, the delimitation of the seabed – which has caused most disputes – will require additional …

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Impact of Russian Foreign Policy on the Conflict of South China Sea

Megi Qavtaradze

Conflict in South China Sea is an example as to how confrontation that commenced at the regional level became a global problem and the “hot point” for global problem and confrontation for big and powerful states. In 2014-2015, conflict between China and Vietnam made apparent the significance of the region, …

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Russia’s “Google” Yandex – Soon to become Russia’s Amazon

Michael Levin

Yandex, popularly known as Russia’s Google, is working on its own online shopping service that might help it become Russia’s Amazon. Yandex is Russia’s biggest tech firm, and best known for creating the country’s most popular search engine. The firm says it has 50 million monthly users — an impressive …

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