On January 21-24, 2011 Russia-based Yuri Levada Analytical Center (Levada Center) conducted a research and surveyed 1600 Russians in 130 settlements of 45 regions of the country. Youngest interviewees were 18 years old. The Levada center posted results of the survey on its website [RUS]. According to them, Statistical error in the data from these studies does not exceed 3,4%. Here are the results:
Results show that Russians dislike Georgia more than USA, EU, Belarus and Ukraine.
Ilusha Tsinadze was born in Georgia. When he was 8 years old he and his family moved to USA. Since then Ilusha has maintained strong ties with Georgian culture, especially Georgian music. Tsinadze was 13 years old when parents bought him his first guitar, and that’s when his journey began. After a graduation from high school Ilusha was accepted to William Paterson University, where he studied jazz. In 2005 Tsinadze visited Georgia and discovered his musical heritage. He met several musicians in Georgia and decided to learn some of the songs. Ilusha began to collect stories and songs from his relatives and became inspired to share Georgian music with an American audience.
Ilusha Tsinadze created a band that features Richie Barshay (drums), Chris Tordini (bass), Rob Hecht (violin and bass clarinet), Liam Robinson (accordion), and guest vocalist Jean Rohe (Ilusha’s girlfriend). Currently they’re working on their first project called Mother Tongue (Deda Ena). The album will feature 8 Georgian traditional songs and 2 of Ilusha’s own compositions.
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.