Giorgi is a Tbilisi-based freelance journalist focusing on politics in the South Caucasus. He has been covering the region for two decades and his work has been published in international outlets including Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Guardian and Eurasianet.
Despite Baku’s messages of reassurance, many locals fear campaign of ethnic cleansing.
Russia remains cautious as Azerbaijan’s block of the region’s only gateway drags into its ninth month.
Many Georgians oppose welcoming visitors from Russia until it ends supporting breakaway territories and its assault on Ukraine.
Former leader appeared emaciated in latest legal hearing, sparking condemnation from Kyiv.
The abduction of a British banker in Georgia has dealt another blow to the country’s international reputation and raised questions about official collusion in the kidnapping business.
The offer of a basic meal is enough to lure the poorest Georgian children into attending school.