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Adjara marks eighth anniversary of Revolution

06.05.12 13:44

Batumi celebrates the eighth anniversary of the Adjara revolution. The revolution in 2004 ended with the liberation of Adjarians from the governance of Aslan Abashidze. The renegade leader fled Batumi on 6 May 2004 after several day mass demonstrations and since then he has been living in Russia together with his family.

The Adjara crisis refers to a political crisis in Georgia’s Adjaran Autonomous Republic, then led by Aslan Abashidze, who refused to obey the central authorities after President Eduard Shevardnadze’s ousting during the Rose Revolution of November 2003. The crisis threatened to develop into military confrontation as both sides mobilized their forces at the internal border. However, Georgia’s post-revolutionary government of President Mikheil Saakashvili managed to avoid bloodshed and with the help of Adjaran opposition reasserted its supremacy. Abashidze left the region in exile in May 2004 and was succeeded by Levan Varshalomidze.

On May 4, a large opposition protest rally was attacked by the local security forces in Batumi. Dozens of protesters were reportedly injured. However, the violent break up of peaceful demonstration proved a catalyst for even larger protests later on the same day. Tens of thousands from all Adjara headed to Batumi demanding Abashidze’s resignation. Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania and Interior Minister Giorgi Baramidze crossed the Choloki River on May 5 and held talks with Adjaran Interior Minister Jemal Gogitidze. The latter agreed to withdraw his forces and paramilitary groups from the administrative border provided he would be guaranteed with security. Abashidze`s position became untenable when local protesters took control of the central part of the city of Batumi and Georgian Special Forces entered the region and started to disarm pro-Abashizde militants. Later on the same day, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Igor Ivanov arrived in the Adjaran capital Batumi. Abashidze stepped down after overnight talks with Ivanov and left for Moscow.

“Aslan has fled, Adjara is free,” President Saakashvili announced at the dawn of St George’s Day on May 6 and congratulated Georgians with what he described as “a second bloodless revolution” in Georgia.

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PACE discussing sanctions against Russia

07.04.14 18:20

The spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, PACE has started in Strasbourg today. The European lawmakers plan to decide on whether Russia should be deprived of voting rights or whether Russia’s PACE powers should be suspended.More...

Peaceful civilian kidnapped from conflict zone

07.04.14 17:34

One more fact of human kidnapping has been reported from the area adjacent to the Tskhinvali conflict zone. 38 year-old Dato Kikilashvili has been detained on the territory of the village of Arbo two days clip 

PM meets with Secretary General of World Tourism Organization

07.04.14 17:28

Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili met with the Secretary General of UN World Tourism Organization Taleb Rifai. He thanked Taleb Rifai for visiting Tbilisi and expressed his hope that the cooperation will soon move to a new phase, which is very important for Georgia. clip 

Angela Merkel invites Georgian PM to Germany

07.04.14 17:00

Angela Merkel the chancellor of Germany invited Irakli Garibashvili, Prime minister of Georgia to Federal Republic of Germany. More...

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Interior Minister comments on facts of video leakage from the ministry archive

07.04.14 16:56

The interview of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia in the Prime Time newspaper has become the subject of political speculations today. One of the issues, on which the minister spoke with the newspaper was the facts of release of secret videos of private life on clip 

MFA comments on developments in Ukraine

07.04.14 13:58

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Davit Jalaghania has commented on recent developments in Ukraine. At the briefing held at the Ministry today, Davit Jalaghania said the situation in Georgia`s partner state was alarming clip 

Interior Minister says some groups are planning disorder

07.04.14 11:55

Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia talks about some movements in the country, which plan to cause instability in Georgia. Aleksandre Chikaidze has given interview to Prime Time newspaper. clip 

Former governor summoned for interrogation

07.04.14 11:23

The Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance has summoned the president`s former representative to the Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Region for interrogation. Reportedly, Otar Siradze will be questioned about the period, when he was the member of the supervisory board of the Tbilisi Transport clip 

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