New Georgian President: “government must never allow discrimination”
caucasus / georgia

New Georgian President: “government must never allow discrimination”

Giorgi Margvelashvili, the winner of a landslide vote on Sunday to elect the country’s next President, believes that “the objective of a democratic state is to protect the rights of every citizen.” In a written response to a series of questions posed by the voter information website Prezidenti.ge, Margvelashvili outlined his views on various issues, including … Continue reading

Georgian President: Russia foments homophobia
caucasus / georgia / homophobia / religion / russia / UN

Georgian President: Russia foments homophobia

In a provocative speech to the UN General Assembly on September 25, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili read out a long condemnation of Russia’s politics in the former Soviet space.  Saakashvili warned UN delegates that the Russian-backed Eurasian Union was being shaped by “ex-KGB officers in Moscow” and was primarily a tool to maintain influence over … Continue reading