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Monica Ellena

Georgia: Protecting an Ancient Alphabet in a Digital Age

Dato Dolidze’s fingers move slowly on the old handset as he writes...

Georgia: Pope Visits Tbilisi

Pope Francis arrived in Georgia on September 30, aiming to extend his...

Contemporary Art from Former Soviet Union Finds Collectors

In the early 1990s, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, art...

Football Tournament for Unrecognized States, Minority Groups Gains Traction

June is a big month for football. The Copa America tournament is...

Georgian Fashion: The Next Big Thing?

Last October’s appointment of 35-year-old, Georgia-born Demna Gvasalia as creative director of...

Georgia: Buying Bread with Less Dough

For Irma Nikoladze, a trip to the boutique bakery in her neighborhood...

Georgia: China Experiences Black Sea Setback

For China, the New Year got off to an inauspicious start in...

Georgia: Healthcare Costs Making Health Ministry Wheeze

The Georgian government is now providing state-funded healthcare for roughly 90 percent...

Georgia: Move Over, Russia. Here Comes China

China, the world’s largest economy, has set its eyes on Georgia, a...

Georgia’s EU Trade Deal: More Pain Than Gain?

One year ago, Georgia signed an historic free-trade deal with the European...

Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine: EU-Dreaming Despite the Difficulties

They knew it would not be a milestone event. But many in...

Georgia’s Child Brides: Opting for Marriage over School

As a nine-year-old, Tbilisi office manager Irina dreamed of becoming a doctor....

'Slowly, Change is Coming': Life for Women in the Post-Soviet World

From bride kidnapping to the gender pay gap, women in the 15...

Georgia: Tinkering with the Country’s Dance DNA

Three long-limbed, statuesque women swirl across the stage in red dresses. Their...

Georgia: Inclusive Public Education Making Progress

Twelve-year-old Dato’s dream is to become a traditional Georgian dancer. “Acharuli is...

Georgia: Grappling with Teacher Troubles

In 1960, the Georgian poet Ioseb Noneshvili lauded teachers as role models...

Georgia: Education Gap Has Alarming Economic Ramifications

When Rusudan, a 47-year-old woman from Georgia’s western city of Zugdidi, decided...

Georgia: Does Rise of Euro-Skeptics Spell Trouble for Tbilisi?

The strong showing of Euro-skeptic parties in May’s European Parliament elections raises...

Georgia Considers Ending Fee-Based Surrogacy

When Nino and Irakli (not their real names) held their baby daughter...