Video about Neutral Turkmenistan on display in Tbilisi

Published in World
Friday, 11 December 2020 14:22

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan and the International Day of Neutrality from December 9, 2020, the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia on large monitors installed in the center of Tbilisi has launched a video dedicated to these significant events.
This is not the first video this year dedicated to the neutrality of Turkmenistan.
Thanks to the new video, the Georgian public can get to know more about Turkmenistan, its enormous successes in political, economic and cultural life.
The video will be displayed until 15 December 2020.


In downtown Tbilisi, a banner was installed in honor of the 25th Anniversary of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan

Published in World
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 15:04

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan, a banner «25th Anniversary of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan. 2020 year - Turkmenistan-Home of Neutrality» was installed in downtown Tbilisi.

Thus, Georgia congratulated the people of Turkmenistan on the remarkable date. This is a clear example of manifestation of deep respect for the Turkmen people, great attention to significant events in the country.

The action will last until the end of the year.


В честь празднования 25-летия Постоянного Нейтралитета Туркменистана в центре Тбилиси установлен баннер «25-летие Постоянного Нейтралитета Туркменистана. 2020 год – Туркменистан – родина Нейтралитета».

Таким образом Грузия поздравила народ Туркменистана со знаменательной датой. Это наглядный пример проявления глубокого уважения к туркменскому народу, огромного внимания к значимым событиям в стране.

Акция продлится до конца года.


5th Ukrainian Film Festival “Ukraine in Focus” is starting in Tbilisi

Published in Culture
Monday, 29 April 2019 10:00

Modern Ukrainian films will be shown in Amirani during May 2-5, 2019 with English and Georgian subtitles

The 5th Ukrainian Film Festival “Ukraine in focus” is starting in Tbilisi on May 2, 2019. Modern Ukrainian movies will be shown in Amirani Cinema (M. Kostava Street No 36/1) during May 2-5 in original language accompanied with English and Georgian subtitles. Poster and event details are available at Official Facebook page of the festival .

The festival “Ukraine in focus” will be opened with a movie “The Wild Fields” (2018) by director Yaroslav Lodygin on May 2, 2019 at 8 pm in Amirani Cinema. Later, during May 3-5, the following movies will be shown in the frameworks of the festival: “The Gateway” (feature film by director Volodymyr Tikhiy, 2017), “Volcano” (Feature film by director Roman Bondarchuk, 2018), Comedy movie “Hero of My Time” (directed by Antonina Noyabrova, 2018), “When the trees fall” (directed by Marysya Nikitiuk, 2018) and selection of short films - winners of Odessa International Film Festival.

As a tradition of 5 years history of the Ukrainian Film Festival in Georgia, the special program for the young audience was prepared. Children and youth can enjoy the following modern feature movies: “Adventures of S Nicholas” (directed by Semen Gorov, 2018) and “Morshyn’s 11” (directed by Arkadii Nepytaliuk, 2019).   

Tickets for the festival movies can be purchased on, and with a symbolic price of 1 GEL. Therefore, it is highly recommended to buy tickets in advance to secure the available seats.

In addition to the main festival program, an actor’s workshop for kids from famous Ukrainian actors Irma Vitovska and Daria Polunina will take place on May 4, at 2 pm in Amirani Cinema. This activity without any age restriction will involve children in the magic world of cinema and give the possibility to step in actor’s shoes.

Maria Moskalenko, organizer of the event, states: „Ukrainian Film Festival will be held in Tbilisi for already 5th time, and every year this extraordinary event is visited by movie fans of different age and nationality. This year, modern films of various genres were selected and we hope that each attendant will have an opportunity to watch the show in which he/she is interested, familiarize with the world of the Ukrainian films and take something really special from the festival.”

Organizers of the festival are FX Film Georgia and JS Films. The event will be held with the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, State Agency of Cinema of Ukraine, Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall, Georgian National Film Center and Odessa International Film Festival.


Mini-football tournament under the auspices of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia held in Tbilisi

Published in Sport
Monday, 22 April 2019 17:02

The Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia held a mini-football tournament in the Olympic complex in Tbilisi, which was attended by representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Georgia, media representatives, as well as citizens of Turkmenistan.

Starting a sporting event, its organizers noted that from April 5th to May 5th, a month of sports and fitness events is held annually in Turkmenistan, and foreign diplomatic institutions of the country are also involved in this relay, initiating sports events in different countries.

At the end of the tournament in Tbilisi, its winners were awarded prizes and memorable awards.


Death toll rises to four as 4-year-old child dies in Tbilisi explosion

Published in Society
Thursday, 17 January 2019 09:47

A four-year-old child has died in hospital after a Tbilisi residential building explosion rocked Tbilisi several hours ago. Doctors say the child was in a critical condition when he was brought to Imedi Clinic.

Among the injured are six minors and two middle-age individuals-a man and a woman, based on the latest information.

Georgian PM Mamuka Bakhtadze has declared 17 January as a mourning day.

Flags on state buildings will fly at half-staff tomorrow. 

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili, who visited the injured children in the Iashvili Clinic, stated that their lives are not at risk.

She said that she is deeply touched by the huge tragedy and offered her condolences to the families of those who died.

The local authorities will accommodate them until the building is checked for safety and mandatory works are done.

EARLIER: 21:47

Three people have been killed and at least five injured in a powerful explosion in the Didi Digomi district of Tbilisi about two hours ago – among the injured four are children.

A gas leak may have caused the explosion. Nearby buildings were also damaged in the blast, locals say.

The evacuation of people from the building where the explosion took place has ended.

Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze and Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze are at the scene.

Health Minister David Sergeenko told the media that the health condition of two minors is satisfactory, while the condition of two others is critical. One has a skull trauma, but fortunately there is no need of surgical intervention. Another is being transported from the Imedi clinic and his health condition, as far as I know, is critical,” Sergeenko said.

Residents told the media that there was a strong gas smell present in the building throughout the day. Employees of gas provider company Kaztransgas came to the building to check for a leak, but left the scene after finding that nothing was wrong with the gas infrastructure

Patrol police, rescuers and emergency brigades are at the scene.

The staircase inside the building has been destroyed, as well as the walls of several flats.

Earlier: 21:47

A residential building has exploded due to an alleged gas leak in Didi Digomi district of Tbilisi.

Three deaths have been confirmed, several have been hospitalised.

Rescue workers are currently trying to extinguish the fire and evacuate people from the building.



EU4Business in Georgia: Training opportunity for business consultants

Published in Economics
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 10:51

Business consultants in Georgia have until 24 September to apply for a four-day EU4Business training course on ‘Change Management for Consultants’.

The course will take place in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi over two modules, on 27–28 September and 8–9 November. It will provide consultants with the tools, methodologies and processes to deliver high-quality projects on time, within budget and with minimal risk.

The course is aimed at experienced consultants with at least five years’ experience in the field of management consulting (in areas such as IT, implementation of production systems, strategic management, human resources, etc.).

Participants will learn change management skills to meet the demands of complex clients with large-scale projects.

More information on eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found here. (

This training course is part of the ‘Advice for small businesses’ programme implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and supported by the EU under the EU4Business initiative.

‘Smart cameras’ observe most violations in Tbilisi, Gori and Kutaisi

Published in Society
Monday, 18 December 2017 16:25

In the 1-26 November period, the so-called smart surveillance cameras have observed the highest number of violations in Tbilisi, Gori and Kutaisi. 

In particular, 15 542 video penalties have been imposed on drivers in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi. 

It’s notable that penalties were imposed on citizens only for exceeding speed in Gori. 

As for other towns, Kutaisi experienced 3 232 penalties, Kharagauli – 936, Samtredia – 318, Khashuri – 453, Mtskheta – 58, Khelvachauri – 6 and Telavi – 4 in the same period. 

The so-called smart surveillance cameras fixed 26 452 video penalties in 25 days in total. 


Published in Culture
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 12:37

On April 27, 2017 Ukrainian Film Festival “Ukraine in Focus” opening ceremony will be held in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. Modern Ukrainian films will be shown at the Cinema “Amirani” (36 Kostava Str.) from April 27 to April 30. Attendance for all guests will be free of charge. Films will be shown in native language with English and Georgian subtitles. Program of film screening and other details will be posted on Facebook page of the Film Festival:
 Film Festival “Ukraine in Focus” will be opened with the film of the Director, Taras Tkachenko “The Nest of a Turtledove” (2016) at 20:00 on April 27 at the Cinema “Amirani”. Then on April 28-30 the following films will be screened in the scope of the festival: “My Grandmother Fanny Kaplan” (Director Olena Demianenko, 2016), “#SELFIEPARTY” (Director Lyubomyr Levytsky, 2016), „Ukrainian Sheriffs” (Documentary film, directed by Roman Bondarchuk, 2016), “Close relations” (Documentary film, directed by Vitaliy Mansky, 2016), “The Servant of Nation 2“(Film, Directed by Oleksiy Kiriuschenko, 2016).
Festival “Ukraine in Focus” prepared separate surprise for the lovers of short films. On April 29, at 20:00 p.m. short feature films-winners of Odessa International Film Festival will be screened: “Away” (Directed by Katya Gornostay, 2015), “Nail” (Directed by Philip Sotnichenko, 2016), “Men’s Work” (Directed by Maryna Stepanska, 2015), “It was raining in Manchester” (Directed by Antonio Lukich, 2016). 
And of course The Ukrainian Film Festival has not left the younger audience without attention. Animated film “The Dragon Spell” (Mykyta Kozhumyaka) (Directed by Manouk Depoyan) will be screened for children in the scope of the festival. This cartoon was released in 2016 and according to world film rental, more then 165 000 viewers have watched and fell in love with it.  The Animated Film “The Dragon Spell” (Mykyta Kozhumyaka) will be screened for the first time in Tbilisi, in native language (Ukrainian).
Except the film screenings, those who are interested may also attend the master classes and meetings with Ukrainian cinematographers within the section “Film Industry”, which will be organized throughout the day, on April 28, at RadioCafe (2 Dolidze Str. Tbilisi). Film operator Jaroslav Pillunsky will present the case of the project “Yellow Bus”, which aims to support cultural-educational communication with kids; Director of the Cinema “Zhovten” (Kiev, Ukraine), Ludmila Gordeladze will speak about her experience in cinematography, based on the case of the Cinema “Zhovten”. The meeting will be led by the Actress of Film and Theatre, Actress in the leading role in the film “The Nest of a Turtledove”, Rimma Zyubina; General producer of Odessa International Film Festival, Yuliya Synkevich will talk about building festival strategy for the film. Director Roman Bondarchuk will talk about the ‘subaqueous stoneы’ of Oscar campaign, based on the case of his film “Ukrainian Sheriffs”. The section “Film Industry” will be completed with the discussion on the cinematography issues between Ukrainian producers and Philip Illenko, Chairman of Ukrainian State Film Agency.   
Maria Moskalenko, the organizer of the festival commented: “Ukrainian Film Festival is organized in Tbilisi for the third time and each year this unordinary event is visited by more and more film-lovers of different ages and nationalities.  This year we have on the program the modern films of various genres and we hope that every viewer will be able to attend the film screenings of his/her interest, will learn more about Ukrainian cinematography and take something special from the festival”. 
Film Festival is organized by the company FX Film Georgia and JS Films. The event is organized with support of Ukrainian State Film Agency, Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia, Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, Georgian National Film Center, Odessa International Film Festival, as well as Company Solar Media Entertainment and Arcadia Media House.  

The President of the Republic of Latvia Will Pay a State Visit to Georgia

Published in Politics
Monday, 27 March 2017 14:45

The President of the Republic of Latvia, H.E. Raimonds Vējonis and the First Lady, Mrs.  Iveta Vējonewill will pay a three-day visit to Georgia. They will be hosted by the President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili and the First Lady, Mrs. Maka Chichua.
The official welcoming ceremony will be held tomorrow at the Presidential Palace. As a part of the visit, presidents will hold tete-a-tete and extended meetings. They will also hold a joint press conference and sign mutual documents.
President Vējonis will lay a wreath at the memorial of soldiers, fallen in fight for Georgia’s independence and hold a working dinner with the Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia.
On March 28, presidents will attend a friendly football match between Georgia and Latvia.
On March 29, presidents will visit the occupation line in Khurvaleti, after which they will visit Kvareli and open a Latvian investment project.
The state visit will end on March 30.

Georgia hosted Sóley, an Icelandic Singer

Published in Culture
Monday, 27 March 2017 10:55

Tbilisi hosted Sóley Stefánsdóttir, better known simply as sóley, an Icelandic multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. AlterVision presented her and her bend members at SPACEHALL, in Tbilisi.
The atmosphere was pleasant, quiet and comfortable. Sóley’s music united the hearts of all the listeners. The singer thanked Georgia for hosting. 

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