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Un manoscritto dalla grafia incerta, scarabocchiato in una stanza d'ospedale e consegnato ai giornalisti. Sarà questo l'ultimo atto pubblico dell'ex presidente della #Georgia, Mikheil #Saakashvili?
Dell'omone che vent'anni fa fece irruzione nel Parlamento della capitale, almeno in apparenza, non è rimasta traccia. All'epoca costrinse alla fuga l'illegittimo presidente Shevardnadze, sottraendo la Georgia al giogo sovietico. Vi riuscì imponendo la legge dei numeri al
tentativo di truccare le elezioni, la sua forza a quella dei filorussi, agitando come simbolo delle rose. Ricche di spine, sì, ma comunque preferibili al deserto di diritti e povertà.
Sky News UK, riuscita nell'impresa di comunicare con Saakashvili tramite il suo avvocato, ha
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Die ohnehin längst durchsichtige Maske der Russischen Föderation fällt immer schneller. Ein Thread: /1
Heute veröffentlichte das "Russische Ministerium für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten auf der Krim" @PMSimferopol folgenden Tweet. /2
"Die Proteste (...) die in #Tbilisi (Tiflis) ausgebrochen sind, führen zu Forderungen nach dem Rücktritt der Regierung. Wir empfehlen dem georgischen Volk, sich an eine ähnliche Situation in #Ukraine im Jahr 2014 zu erinnern und daran, wozu sie letztendlich führte!#ThinkTwice"/3
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Dass das Ausländische-Agenten-Gesetz in #Georgien zurückgezogen wurde, zeigt verschiedene Dinge, insbesondere auch mit Blick auf #Putin und #Russland. Was in #Tbilisi gerade passiert, wird im Rückblick historisch zu nennen sein. Ein kleiner Thread. 1/11
Zunächst zeigt das Einknicken der georgischen Regierung, dass das Gesetz aus ihrer Sicht eigentlich die "richtige" Stoßrichtung hatte, nämlich gegen die Zivilgesellschaft. Denn es ist genau diese, die das Gesetz nun zu Fall gebracht hat. 2/11
Dazu muss man wissen, dass in Georgien die Regierung und der Volkeswille ziemlich weit auseinandergehen. Während die aktuelle Regierung putinhörig ist, hassen die allermeisten Georgier #Putin. An keinem anderen Ort der Welt habe ich mehr Ukraineflaggen gesehen. 3/11
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President #Zelensky made a statement in support of protesters in #Tbilisi: I would like to thank all of you, who were holding Ukrainian flags in the streets and squares of Georgia these days. I want to thank you for our national anthem, which was played in Tbilisi. 1/4
...This is respect towards #Ukraine and I want to express my deep respect towards #Georgia.
There is no Ukrainian who would not wish success for our friendly Georgia. I wish you democratic success. I wish you #European success. 2/4
We want to be in #EU and we will be. We want #Georgia to be in the European Union and I am sure it will happen. 3/4
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An opposition representative said at a rally in Tbilisi that the protesters intend to prevent deputies from entering parliament for a meeting on Thursday, March 9.

Protesters began to sway the gates to the courtyard of the 🇬🇪 parliament.

#Tbilisi #Georgia #საქართველოს #თბილისი…
There are already tens of thousands of protesters near the building of the Georgian parliament, people continue to arrive.

#Tbilisi #Georgia #საქართველოს #თბილისი #TbilisiProtests #Georgians #GeorgiaProtests
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Riot police seen taking up positions inside the courtyard of the #Parliament. Photo shot through the gates by our own Guram Muradov/

#Police HQ issues call on citizens and political leaders to refrain from challenging officers and to keep public order. They warn that should protesters not heed the call, force will be used. #NoToRussianLaw
Protesters break through the additional metal barriers set up at the back entrance of the #parliament . #Police remain inside the gates.
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🇺🇲 и 🇪🇺 СПРЕМАЈУ МАЈДАН У #Tbilisi
Усвајање Закона о страним агентима довело је до узавреле атмосфере и туче у 🇬🇪 парламенту. Напета атмосфера пренијела се и на улице Тбилисија. Хиљаде људи се окупило на протесту.
Окупљена маса је покушала да провали у зграду парламента и почела да успоставља барикаде. Атмосферу извјештачи са лица мјеста упоређују са мајданским протестима у #Kiev 2013/14. Полиција је одбила напад на парламент и за сада контролише ситуацију.
🇪🇺 и 🇺🇲 дубоко су незадовољне неуталним ставом Грузије према рату 🇷🇺 и 🇺🇦. Влада у Тбилисију је одбила да уведе било какве санкције 🇷🇺, а камоли да изврши оружане провокације према побуњеној Абхазији и Јужној Осетији. Због тога су прошле године у Бриселу одбили да 🇬🇪 додијелe
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1. 🇷🇺🇬🇪 Thousands of people protest against what has been condemned as a #Russian-style law that threatens #Georgia’s democracy, in #Tiblisi.
People chant Sakartvelo and Putin 'Khuylo'.
📹 Mariam Nikuradze…
2. Earlier the 🇺🇦 anthem was played after the 🇬🇪 anthem.

#Georgia #თბილისი #TbilisiProtests
#Tbilisi #Ukraine #Russia #protests
3. While the drafts of the law was being discussed, a minute of silence was observed to pay tribute to the victims in #Ukraine 🇬🇪🇺🇦
#Georgia #თბილისი #TbilisiProtests
#Tbilisi #Ukraine #Russia #protests
#RussianUkrainianWar #Sakartvelo
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🚨🇬🇪Alta tensione in #Georgia. Migliaia di persone stanno manifestando a #Tbilisi davanti al palazzo del Parlamento dopo che quest'ultimo ha accordato il suo iniziale sostegno ad un progetto di legge sugli "agenti stranieri" che potrebbe costituire una svolta autoritaria e……
A sostenere la legge in questione è il partito al potere", Georgian Dream: la misura richiederebbe alle organizzazioni che ricevono più del 20% dei loro finanziamenti dall'estero di registrarsi come "agenti stranieri", pena multe salate. Cosa c'è di sbagliato?

Un piccolo……
Barricate erette attorno al palazzo del Parlamento. I manifestanti stanno tentando di rimuoverle per fare irruzione nei palazzi del potere. Vi riporto una frase emblematica, citata dalla Reuters, attribuita ad un manifestante di 30 anni: "Sono venuto qui perché so che il mio……
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Protesters in #Tbilisi start throwing Molotov cocktails at police officers.

The 🇬🇪 parliament passed in the first reading one of the scandalous laws on "foreign agents" that largely imitates 🇷🇺legislation

The US Embassy called these events "a black day for Georgian democracy."…
Tbilisi, Georgia

The crowd is chanting "Putin is khuylo! Russian warship, f*сК you!"

Clashes erupt near the Georgian parliament, where protesters are protesting against the adoption of scandalous laws on "foreign agents"

#Tbilisi #Georgia #Грузия #Тбилиси #საქართველოს #თბილისი
Georgians, destroy the dictatorship and go on the offensive! The Russians are now weaker than ever. You have a very good chance to liberate yourself and your country from the Russian world.

#Ossetia is Georgia! #Abkhazia is Georgia!

#Tbilisi #Georgia #საქართველოს #თბილისი…
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A lull after almost two hours of tension in #Tbilisi streets. The riot #police have pulled back after majority #MPs who voted for the "foreign agent" law have been rushed out from the #Parliament 1
Ruling party leader Irakli #Kobakhidze said the law has "no bearing" on #Georgia's #European future and his party is committed to #EU membership 2/5
#Kobakhidze said many of those who protest "haven't read the law, or read it without lawyer's advice", he accused radical opposition of manipulating the matter and lies about "Russian law" 3/5
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Today, actions are taking place all over the world against the war, against Putin and in support of A.Navalny
#Hamburg: They are chanting “Putin's gang on trial! Freedom to all political prisoners!”
The poster says “No war! No repression”
#FreeNavalny #СвободуПолитзаключённым
A rally and march against the war and in support of Alexei Navalny is taking place in #Amsterdam, #Netherlands and #Dusseldorf, #Germany.
The protesters came out with placards and white-blue-white flags
#FreeNavalny #PutinWarCriminal #PutinIsaWarCriminal #СвободуПолитзаключённым…
The rally is also taking place in #Armenia, #Yerevan
On the porters they wrote: "Putinism is a threat to the world", "Putin is a killer", "Freedom for Ilya Yashin", "Freedom for Navalny", "Freedom for Sasha Skochilenko", "Freedom for Alexei Gorinov", "Dictators are criminals",etc
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#OTD 9 Dec 1904, Arus Asryan, an #Armenia'n actress, People's Artist of the Soviet Union, was born in Tiflis (#Tbilisi). Asrian made her acting debut in 1918 in the role of Tigranian’s opera Anush at the Tbilisi Operetta Theater. She has been awarded two orders & various medals. Image
She joined the Tbilisi Armenian Drama Theater in 1923, the A. Mravian Leninakan Dramatic Theater in 1929, and the G. Sundukian Theater in Yerevan in 1940. ImageImage
Her roles have included Susan in Shirvanzade’s Namus, Shogakat and Anush in Paronian’s Beggars and Uncle Balthazar, respectively, Mirandolina in Goldoni’s The Tavern Maid. She also appeared as Liuba Shevtsova in Fadeev’s The Young Guard and as Rutsy in Drutse’s Birds of Our Youth ImageImageImageImage
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Hoy se cumplen 31 años de la (re)declaración de independencia de #Azerbaiyán, así que lo celebramos con un hilo sobre esta Tierra del Fuego que nada tiene que ver con Ushuaia, el país de los volcanes de barro y los mares que arden 🇦🇿🔥 Image
La historia de #Azerbaiyan empieza en la cueva Azykh, en donde habitaron los primeros humanos (o casi) en la zona.

Se encontraron fósiles de neandertal de unos 300 mil años. Pero además tenían ¡CHIMENEA! La 1° de la historia. La hermandad entre azeríes y fuego comenzó entonces. ImageImage
(Sí, sí, la cueva está en el territorio en disputa de #NagornoKarabakh, pero bajo control de Azerbaiyán y reconocido internacionalmente como territorio azerbaiyano)
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today, EthnoFest in #Tbilisi (alas only realized it happening late afternoon), with plenty of great things you can get if you
-- enjoy #crafts
-- want to support local business, or
-- are thinking abt gifts already
Below some of my favourites. 1/n Image
This won the overall prize (congrats!!!) & was my favourite: fairly simple, evocative of #Tbilisi & #Batumi #architecture, nice #lighting addition somewhere in a flat, neat product. 2/n Image
More on Lampino & link to FB presence here:… 3/n
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final town-hall session still many in audience after very full @TbilisiZeg day.
Ukraine, the broader context, notes on caution & context & reflections.
"are we here today because there wasn't a Nuremburg trial for the Soviets?", asks @antelava w reference to comment by Giga Bokeria that there hasn't been enough of a reckoning with the crimes of communism. @TbilisiZeg
maybe not so much Nuremburg, but "West" could & should have paid much more attention to what happened earlier in Chechnya, etc., so some hope that this focuses minds on such crimes in the future, says @AnnaNeistat
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Forgotten Wars, Open Wounds -- @NorthAndrew and @saadmohseni abt the conflicts that we do not pay attention to. #Georgia slipping from minds; Iraq protests in 2019; Afghanistan now.
Third session in @TbilisiZeg in #Tbilisi.
.@saadmohseni In Afghanistan, "we paid a very heavy price for the victory over Soviets", the question I ask about #Ukraine -- how will this end? "The American have been very fickle."
"It's easy to cheer from the sidelines, but people get killed. We have been seeing that play out in our own lives in 44 years of war."
(In my view: fair point, but UKR is & wants to be in Europe, and that does matter.) #zeg22
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Esta semana, el 21 de septiembre, #Armenia cumplió 31 años de independencia, así que lo celebramos con un hilo sobre el primer país oficialmente cristiano del mundo, que tiene un Arca de Noé, una mano de oro y es cuna de todos los sufijos "ian".
Cuenta la leyenda que el arca de Noé encalló en el monte #Ararat, en la actual Turquía. Y dicen que descubrieron los restos del navío.

Se supone que el patriarca Hayk, fundador de Armenia, era tataratatara nieto de Noé. O chozno, que es una palabra que no uso nunca.
#Armenia fue reino y/o imperio y también parte de muchos otros imperios, entre ellos el Persa, el Romano, el Bizantino y el Otomano, que dividió Armenia y a su población en Occidental y Oriental en el siglo XVI. Esto traería unos cuantos problemas más adelante... y hasta hoy.
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#ThisDay Sep 16, 1822, Tserents, a prominent Armenian writer, was born in Constantinople. Together with Raffi, Tserents was the founder of Armenian historical novel. Novel "Thoros of Levon" was dedicated to the tragic events in the history of #Armenia'n Kingdom of Cilicia, 12th c
His best known novel, The Travails of the 9th Century, reflects the liberation struggle of the Armenian people against the Abbasid Caliphate in the 9th century. Tserents' novel Theodoros Rshtuni is about the historic struggle of the 7th century for a strong centralized state.
Tserents studied at Venice, at the San Lazzaro degli Armeni of the Mekhitarist Order between 1831–1837 and continued his education in Paris (1848–1853). He returned to Constantinople in 1853 and lived for several years in Cyprus, working as a teacher & scientist.
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#OnThisDay, September 15, 1906, Dmitriy Nalbandyan, a prominent Soviet #Armenia'n painter, People's #Artist of the USSR, member of the USSR Academy of Arts, Hero of Socialist Labor & twice winner of the Stalin Prize, was born in Tiflis (now #Tbilisi), Russian Empire.
The beginning of Nalbandyan's artistic career happened to be during the 1930s, the time when active restructuring in the artistic sphere has begun, and Social Realism started to gain its momentum. He worked in the field of graphics, painted portraits, still lifes & landscapes.
In his work, the artist tried to convey the image of the typical Soviet man and reflect important episodes of the life of the Soviet Union, embodying the ideology of the Party and following the appeal for the formation of a new citizen and building a new society within Socialism.
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Unweit von Gelati liegt dann noch das Kloster Motsameta, das wie man sieht, häufig für Hochzeiten genutzt wird. Hier befinden sich die Gebeine der Märtyrer Davit und Konstantin, die im 8. Jahrhundert ermordet wurden, als sie eine Rebellion gegen die Araber organisierten. ImageImageImageImage
Wenn du „Gamardschoba“ (georgisch für Guten Tag) so akzentfrei sprichst, das dich alle für einen Einheimischen halten. 😅
Es ist wohl einer der skurrilsten Gebäude in Kutaisi mit einer tragischen Geschichte. Ende der 2000er wurde Initiative des damaligen Präsidenten Micheil Saakaschwili entschieden, das georgische Parlament nach Kutaisi zu verlegen… Image
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okay, let's talk about what Boris #Nemtsov said after the 08.08.08 aggression (#Tskhinval)
Boris Nemtsov is a well-known russian opposition politician who was killed in 2015. there will be tweets with his direct quotes🧵
#Немцов #AbkhaziaisnotGeorgia #SouthOssetiaisnotGeorgia
“Let's start with the most dramatic and bloody events about Ossetia and Abkhazia. the problems of South Ossetia and Abkhazia have been dragging on for a long time, they did not arise during the time of Putin or even during the reign of Yeltsin, they are much older… 🧵
…The conflict between Abkhazians and Georgians dates back hundreds of years. During the time of Stalin, who was a Georgian, there was a forced Georgification of Abkhazia. That is, Georgians moved to the territory of Abkhazia and had to assimilate there…🧵
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.@FRANCE24 reports that Russian advances in Ukraine have stalled. No significant territorial changes on the ground in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, US sources put the number of Russian soldiers killed in this reckless invasion at around 6,000. #Kyiv
I don't know what will stop Vladimir Putin," says journalist Manon Loizeau on @FRANCE24. "Yes, we should all be afraid." #Ukraine #Kyiv #Moscow #Russia
Interesting point from @JasperMortimer on @FRANCE24. While Lavrov said today that he doesn't have the authority to agree on anything with his Ukrainian counterpart, this raises questions about what on earth is going on with the bilateral negotiations held on the Belarus border.
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❗️Belarussians are not the enemy to Ukranian people

At the protest in support of #Ukraine in #Tbilisi a #Belarusian woman asked to stop discrimination by passport

"My passport does not indicate my position. My heart and soul pray for Ukraine," she wrote on the poster.
It has become known that citizens of Belarus, despite their political position, have been subjected to discrimination in Europe.

In Poland, there were cases when they were denied housing or employment. The number of attacks on Belarusian truck drivers has increased.
Most Belarusians in Europe are political refugees who left dictatorship. They fully support Ukraine, as do most of Belarusians.

The fact that Lukashenko let the Russian troops come in is just a new article for his criminal case, but not a reason to hate our people.
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