Georgia wins Saturday’s rugby encounter between Russia and Georgia 15-9. The encounter in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi on March 19 was part of the European Nations Cup tournament, a league below top league of Six Nations Championship in Europe.
With this victory in Sochi Georgia now has total of 13 wins, one draw and one defeat against Russia. Russia’s only win came in the first meeting between the sides in 1993.
In the ongoing tournament Georgia is in top of the European Nations Cup after winning all five games. Before the Saturday’s match Russia was second in the table after two wins and two defeats.
Rugby is becoming increasing popular in Georgia, largely due to success of its national team. International Rugby Board (IRB) awarded Georgia to host this year’s Junior World Rugby Trophy.
In the IRB world ranking Georgia is 14th. Victory over Russia on Saturday did not help Georgia to improve its standing in the ranking, but in case of defeat it would have been downgraded to 15th place.
Few days before the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia has deployed its military ships from Sevastopol port to Sochi to counter any potential terrorist threat to the games. Two ships have been already sent towards Sochi, which will ensure security along the Black Sea Coast, official sources have reported.
Vice Consul of the Georgia`s section of the Switzerland`s Confederation Embassy to Russia, Konstantine Kotaria is already in Sochi - the diplomat has been assigned to be on alert and ensure protection of the rights of Georgian nationals visiting Sochi during the Winter Olympics 2014.
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Fourth European leader has announced the decision to boycott winter Olympic opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia. After the leaders of Germany and France, the president of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite says she boycotts the Winter Olympics 2014 explaining her decision...
Georgian governmental delegation will not be present at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games 2014 - Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili announced in the interview with Russia Today. Prime Minister said that it did not mean the boycott to Olympic Games...
The issue of the presence of Georgia`s official delegation and new president Giorgi Margvelashvili to Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 is still controversial, especially after the interview of the president-elect with Russian television yesterday, where he said Georgia was seeking the ways to regulate relations with Russia.