Month: August 2010

Embassy Row: Georgia

If you happen to be in Washington DC make sure you go to the Embassy Row.  It is not hard to be found: get on the Dupont Circle take Massachusetts ave. and walk towards the Sheridan Circle. In about two minutes you will see the first diplomatic building which is the Chancery of the Portuguese Embassy. From that point Embassy Row or your international adventure begins because there are approximately 60 embassies around. Keep walking straight up to the Sheridan Circle and you’ll see diplomatic missions of Indonesia and India. A little bit farther, after the crossroad of Florida Ave. approximately 10 Embassies are located next to each other. These are missions of Turkmenistan, Togo, Greece, Ireland, Egypt, Sudan and etc. Georgian embassy is sandwiched between Greek and Turkmen missions.

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Georgians protest Russian occupation in front of the UN headquarters

On August 7, 2010, 12:00 noon approximately 50 Georgians gathered in front of the UN headquarters in New York to protest two years of Russian occupation of Georgia. The protest was peaceful and lasted for an hour. Protesters held flags of Georgia and posters like “Russia get out of Georgia” or “Russia gives us back our homes”.

Among all the protesters were IDPs from Abkhazia who have not been in their homes for almost 20 years.

Photos by Mirian Jugheli

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Batumi Bike Festival 2010

On July 29 – August 1 Black Sea resort Batumi hosted the first international Bike festival in Georgia. The festival featured various events, including contests, Rock music concert, tour in mountainous Adjara and etc. More than 200 bikers from Georgia, Turkey and Armenia participated in the fest.

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