Protests have gripped Georgia for the last week following a vote against promised constitutional amendments that would have changed the country’s electoral system.
Norik Gasparyan is a journalist and correspondent for the Tbilisi-based “Aliq Media” news agency since 2015. Gasparyan has written for the “Armenian Times” newspaper and has translated the book, “The Armenian Genocide in the Georgian Press: 1914-1918” from Georgian into Armenian. He is currently working on the Armenian translation of Anna Dolidze’s upcoming book, “Towards an Unknown Port.”
Eight ethnic Armenians were elected to the First Constituent Assembly of Georgia in 1918. Four were members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and the others from the Georgian Social Democratic Party. This article explores their lives and political activities.
For the past month, protests have been taking place in Georgia. Norik Gasparyan looks at what instigated this latest upheaval and what changes protesters are demanding from their government.
A leading member of the Georgian Social-Democratic Party at the turn of the 20th century, Eleonora Ter-Parsegova played an important role in the struggle leading up to Georgia’s independence in 1918 and later, after it was sovietized.
Deepening already existing relations between Armenia and Georgia will only benefit the two countries, however, the potential for economic cooperation is not being realized to its fullest. Armenian and Georgian economists agree that political will is needed.
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