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April 2014


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Sacked Georgian theatre director leaves for Odesa

29.08.11 18:15

Theatre director Robert Sturua plans to go on tour to Odessa, however, he does not specify the date of departure or arrival. Neither has he clarified for media at the video conference held at the Ria Novosty office in Tbilisi today, whether he would join the Et Cetera troupe, which has made a new job offer to him.

Robert Sturua also answered the questions of journalists regarding the real reasons of his dismissal from the position of the Rustaveli Theatre Art Director.

`I did not mean racism in the interview; I made definitions in this regard many times. They did not have a specific reason to sack me, so they accused me oh xenophobia. They usually do not sack people for the phrases like the ones I said, this is absurd. I was dismissed for my honesty, because I was honest in my statements recently and our government hates any kind of criticism,` Sturua said.

Robert Sturua was dismissed from the post of the Rustaveli Theatre Art Director on August 9. Minister of Culture Nika Rurua defined that the decision was motivated by the xenophobic statements of the director.


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Georgian PM pays official visit to Turkey

14.02.13 21:13

Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has paid one-day official visit to Turkey on February 14. During today`s visit PM Ivanishvili met with Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Çiçek. clip 

Orthodox Georgians mark the Day of King Davit IV

08.02.13 10:12

Georgian Orthodox Church marks the day of King Davit Aghmashenebeli on February 8. Holy services are held in every acting churches of the country. Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia will conduct the service dedicated to this day at the Holy Trinity clip 

Minister of culture to discuss restoration of Georgian temples in breakaway Abkhazia

07.02.13 15:06

Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia plans to contact the representatives of the Abkhazian puppet regime regarding the cultural monuments located on the territory of the occupied clip 

Tbilisi Opera Theatre has a new director

31.01.13 12:37

Tbilisi Zakaria Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre has a new director - Minister of Culture Guram Odisharia has presented conductor Giorgi Jordania at this position today. Minister said the candidate was selected according to his professional experience on international clip 

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Georgian patriarch returns from visit to Moscow

26.01.13 20:20

Georgian Catholicos Patriarch Ilia II has returned to Tbilisi after the 5-day visit in Moscow, Russia. The patriarch was in Moscow on a 5-day visit, during which he was awarded a special clip 

Georgian Patriarch met with Vladimir Putin in Russia

24.01.13 13:36

Visit of the Patriarch of All Georgia to the Russian capital continues. Late last night His Holiness was invited at the studio of the Georgian sculptor in Russia, Zurab Tsereteli, where Russian politicians were also clip 

Directors of Opera and Rustaveli theatres resign

24.01.13 10:30

Director of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre has resigned - Davit Sakvarelidze has not officially commented on the reasons of his decision, however, behind the camera he confirmed that he had differences with the officials of the ministry of culture regarding the development of art and clip 

Patriarch`s visit to Moscow continues

22.01.13 10:54

Ave Maria composed by the Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II was performed in honor of the visit of His Holiness to Moscow. Another anthem composed by Ilia II, dedicated to the Patriarch of Russia was also sung at the Christmas Festival held in the Russian clip 

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