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Country profile: Georgiaupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 10:54:00

Georgia forms part of the gateway between Europe and Central Asia, bordered by Russia to the north and Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan to the south.

Georgia arrests 15 alleged spiesupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 09:16:00

Georgia has arrested 15 people who allegedly spied for Russia, including six pilots in the Georgian Air Forces, Georgian authorities said Friday.

In Georgian republic, 3 miners killed in blastupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 08:42:00

Three coal miners died in a methane explosion late Friday in Georgia, the state-owned Novosta Gruzii news service said, citing municipal officials.

Republic of Georgia's unique balletupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 06:38:00

CNN's Ivan Watson takes an inside look at the state ballet of the Republic of Georgia.

Georgia pipeline fuels new hope and old tensionsupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 06:38:00

Linking Europe with the oil reserves of the Caspian Sea, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline was one of the largest engineering projects ever undertaken in the region.

Georgia's powerful patriarchupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 06:07:00

CNN's Ivan Watson profiles the leader of one of the most powerful institutions in Georgia, the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Tourists disturb peace in Georgia's monastic cavesupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 10:32:00

In an isolated mountain valley on the southern edge of the former Soviet Union stands a cliff honey-combed with caves.

Cave tourism in Georgiaupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 10:32:00

CNN's Ivan Watson explores how tourist development might affect a history of quiet in Georgia.

Russia-Georgia tensions still high one year on from conflictupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 10:10:00

One year after Russian tanks rolled into the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the conflict that erupted over a breakaway territory continues to stoke tensions in the region, with repercussions around the world.

Georgia, South Ossetia trade jabsupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 00:00:00

The former Soviet republic of Georgia and one of its breakaway territories, Russia-backed South Ossetia, accused each other of violating the cease-fire that ended last year's Russian-Georgian war, days before the conflict's anniversary. Fears of New War Rise At Georgia's Borderupdated: Sat Nov 01 2008 16:00:00

The crackle of gunfire at night makes sleep all but impossible along Georgia's border with separatist Abkhazia, feeding the fears of so many here that the war they hoped was over may be erupting anew Dutch: Russian Cluster Bomb Killed Journalistupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 15:00:00

A Dutch government investigation has found that a Russian cluster bomb killed a television cameraman in Georgia in August, the Foreign Ministry said Monday

Deadly explosion in Georgiaupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 14:38:00

A car exploded outside the Russian military's headquarters in Tskhinvali, Georgia Friday, killing seven.

Russia blames attacks on 'forces' in Georgiaupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 14:38:00

The Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday that "some forces in Tbilisi" are trying to provoke new violence in Georgia. Russian Troops Dismantling Georgia Postsupdated: Sun Oct 05 2008 19:00:00

Russian troops on Sunday began dismantling positions in the so-called security zones inside Georgia that they have occupied since August's war Georgia President Eager to Join NATOupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 10:00:00

Georgia's president says he hopes a visit from NATO's chief will accelerate his nation's drive to join the Western alliance

Russian forces withdraw from key Georgian checkpointsupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 09:51:00

Russian peacekeepers are withdrawing from five checkpoints in western Georgia where they have been since the conflict between the two countries broke out last month, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday, according to the Interfax news agency.

U.S. accuses Russia of waffling on cease-fireupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 15:11:00

The United States on Wednesday criticized Russia for failing to live up to the cease-fire agreement in Georgia and for refusing to remove its military forces.

Georgia police officer slain near Russian checkpointupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 09:22:00

A Georgian policeman was shot and killed on Wednesday near a Russian checkpoint in Georgia, Georgia's Interior Ministry said. EU Monitors Deploy to Georgia updated: Mon Sep 08 2008 12:00:00

European Union monitors will deploy to regions surrounding South Ossetia and Abkhazia by next month and Russian troops will pull out after that President Dmitry Medvedev said Monday

Georgia receives aidupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 01:30:00

The US Navy delivered 17 tons of humanitarian aid to a Georgian port Saturday, while Russians watched every move. US to Give $1B in Aid to Georgiaupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 18:00:00

Pushing back against an increasingly aggressive Moscow, President Bush said Wednesday the U.S. will send an extra $1 billion to Georgia to help the pro-Western former Soviet republic in the wake of Russia's invasion 3rd US Aid Ship En Route to Georgiaupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 10:00:00

A Navy ship loaded with humanitarian aid was on its way to Georgia on Wednesday, as the Bush administration prepared to roll out a $1 billion economic aid package

Putin: U.S. had role In Georgiaupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 09:56:00

In an interview with CNN's Matthew Chance, Russian PM Vladimir Putin claims a U.S. role in the Georgia conflict.

Russia condemned for recognizing rebel regionsupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 16:49:00

Western nations and organizations Tuesday condemned Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions in Georgia.

Bush warns Moscow over breakaway autonomyupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 22:03:00

U.S. President George W. Bush has urged Russia not to recognize the independence of Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, saying he was "deeply concerned" by the Russian parliament's move toward recognition. Cheney Sent to Georgia on Diplomacyupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 09:00:00

President Bush is dispatching Vice President Cheney to Georgia, setting up a high-ranking diplomatic mission to an ally reeling from a short, intense war US Warship with Aid Reach Georgiaupdated: Sun Aug 24 2008 13:00:00

A U.S. Navy warship carrying humanitarian aid anchored at the Georgian port of Batumi on Sunday

Russian withdrawal under wayupdated: Sun Aug 24 2008 11:09:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on witnessing a significant Russian troop withdrawal.

Huge fire as Georgian train hits landmineupdated: Sun Aug 24 2008 11:09:00

A train carrying fuel hit a mine and burst into flames near the Georgian city of Gori Sunday morning, according to an Interior Ministry spokesman.

Tbilisi: Russian troops hold Georgian checkpointsupdated: Sat Aug 23 2008 07:39:00

Most Russian troops have withdrawn from eastern and western Georgia, but they still maintain some checkpoints in the country, a spokesman for Georgia's Interior Ministry said Saturday.

Russia: Troops to withdraw Friday, could take 10 daysupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 03:14:00

Russian forces will be moving out of Georgia by Friday night, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday.

U.S. getting aid to Georgia but not to South Ossetiaupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 22:01:00

The United States has sent 25 planeloads of humanitarian assistance to Georgia even as aid experts try to determine the full extent of the crisis. What Israel Lost in the Georgia Warupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 17:45:00

When hostilities broke out, the Israeli government rushed to limit its defense industry's ties with Georgia. That's because the Jewish State can't afford to annoy Russia Interview: Georgia's President Keeps Firingupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 19:00:00

Mikheil Saakashvili says he will not stop trying to get the Russians out of Georgian territory and continues to insist the war was Moscow's fault The Ethnic Toll in Georgiaupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 11:40:00

Refugees recount how neighbor turned against neighbor and why some Ossetians can no longer live with Georgians

Russian president slams Georgia's 'morons'updated: Mon Aug 18 2008 22:22:00

Russia's president launched a verbal volley at Georgia's leaders on Monday, as Georgia hit back with renewed accusations that the Russian invasion was premeditated. The Strategic Lessons of Georgiaupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 19:00:00

What the lopsided conflict is teaching military strategists, policymakers and soldiers about fighting wars

Cyber attacks in Georgiaupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 11:47:00

A cyber attack coordinated with a military offensive. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

U.S. at risk of cyberattacks, experts sayupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 11:47:00

The next large-scale military or terrorist attack on the United States, if and when it happens, may not involve airplanes or bombs or even intruders breaching American borders.

Lawmaker hints at long stay in Georgia, despite cease-fireupdated: Sun Aug 17 2008 21:17:00

Though Russia says it will begin pulling back its troops from Georgia on Monday, it's unclear how long the redeployment will take, and a Russian lawmaker has compared the situation to the U.S. presence in Iraq.

Georgia accuses Russia of cutting rail line, starting firesupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 21:30:00

Georgia accused the Russian army of destroying a key railway bridge Saturday and starting massive fires in the scenic Borjomi Gorge, in violation of a new cease-fire agreement between the two countries.

Separatists seize 13 villages, Georgia saysupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 18:03:00

Russian-backed militia members in western Georgia have seized control of 13 villages and a power plant in the region, the Georgian government said Saturday. Russia Signs on to Cease-Fireupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 10:00:00

Russian soldiers dug foxholes Saturday on a hillside near the capital of war-battered Georgia as a cease-fire went into effect

Turkish journalists attacked in Georgiaupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 21:12:00

Video that aired on a Turkish television network Thursday showed reporters from two stations ducking for cover and saying their last prayers as their vehicle came under attack in Georgia.

Bullets fly at news crew's carupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 21:12:00

A Turkish television network aired video showing reporters ducking for cover as their vehicle came under attack in Georgia. Georgia Signs Cease-fire, Reluctantlyupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 15:00:00

A reluctant Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said Friday he signed a cease-fire agreement with Russia and declared in the presence of the chief U.S. diplomat that the West had behaved in ways that invited the invasion

U.N. seeks solution for Georgiaupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 09:03:00

The conflict in Georgia is topping discussions at the U.N. CNN's Richard Roth reports.

U.N.: 115,000 displaced by Georgia conflictupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 07:16:00

The U.N. refugee agency said Thursday that the number of people uprooted by the conflict in Georgia is approaching at least 115,000.

Russia to U.S.: Choose us or Georgiaupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 21:48:00

Russia pressed the United States on Wednesday to choose between "a real partnership" with Moscow or an "illusory" relationship with U.S. ally Georgia.

Cease-fire broken?updated: Wed Aug 13 2008 21:38:00

Witnesses tell CNN that Russian tanks are moving further into Georgia. Michael Farber: No blood on the sand hereupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 17:23:00

BEIJING -- I went to a beach volleyball match, and a truce broke out.

CNNMoney: Oil gains $3 on supply drainupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 14:58:00

Oil prices soared Wednesday after the government reported a surprisingly sharp decline in the nation's petroleum inventories. Russian Convoy Heads Into Georgiaupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 05:00:00

A Russian military convoy thrust deep into Georgia and Georgian officials said Russian troops bombed and looted the crossroads city of Gori

Georgia agrees to Russian-French plan to settle conflictupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 03:01:00

The presidents of Georgia and Russia have agreed to a six-point plan to calm the conflict over Georgia's separatist territories, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said late Tuesday.

Leaders of ex-Soviet republics support Georgia at rallyupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 18:01:00

The leaders of a former Eastern Bloc nation and four former Soviet republics showed support for Georgia in its conflict with Russia at a massive rally in Georgia's capital Tuesday night.

Intense violence in Georgiaupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 15:58:00

Russian armored vehicles rolled deep into central and western Georgia. Russians Continue Hacking Georgian Sites updated: Tue Aug 12 2008 15:00:00

Attacks by Russian hackers against Georgian Web sites, including one hosted in the United States, continued Tuesday even as Russian President Dmitri Medvedev ordered a halt to hostilities against Georgia

CNNMoney: Oil falls despite Georgia strifeupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 14:59:00

Oil prices declined Tuesday as investors wrestled with ongoing concerns about falling global demand and worries about supply disruption in Eastern Europe. Oil Steady on Dollar, Georgia Conflictupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 12:00:00

Oil prices fluctuated Tuesday as a stronger dollar and weakening crude demand from China balanced concerns about the Russia-Georgia conflict and its potential to disrupt crude supplies in the region

Georgia to leave alliance of ex-Soviet statesupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 10:24:00

Georgia's president said Tuesday his nation would withdraw from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), an alliance of former Soviet republics. Russia Halts Military Action updated: Tue Aug 12 2008 05:00:00

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev ordered a halt to military action in Georgia Tuesday, saying it had punished Georgia and restored security for civilians and Russian peacekeepers in South Ossetia Failing the Georgia Test updated: Tue Aug 12 2008 04:00:00

Russia's lightning invasion of its neighbor is proving that U.S. diplomacy is inflexible and campaign politics a distraction

Russian military pushes into Georgiaupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 00:31:00

The Russian military advanced into Georgia on two fronts Monday, heading toward cities outside the breakaway provinces that have been the centers of fighting.

Russians take over Goriupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 00:31:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports from Gori, Georgia, where Russian forces have taken over.

Russian military dwarfs Georgia'supdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 20:05:00

Russian troops advanced out of two breakaway Georgian regions on Monday as the outnumbered and underequipped troops from the former Soviet republic retreated to defend the capital of Tbilisi.

Humanitarian effort begins in Georgiaupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 18:08:00

The number of people displaced by the warfare in Georgia is approaching 100,000 and the figure could rise, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday.

Bush, Cheney signal support for Georgiaupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 17:19:00

President Bush condemned the escalated violence between Russia and U.S.-backed Georgia on Sunday, while Vice President Dick Cheney said aggression against Georgia "must not go unanswered."

Georgian President: Moscow picked fightupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 17:18:00

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili argues in an op-ed column in Monday's Wall Street Journal that Russia picked the fight with Georgia in South Ossetia to crush Georgia's pro-Western democracy.

Russia trying to crush democracy, Georgia leader saysupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 17:17:00

Russia is attacking Georgia to achieve "regime change" and crush Georgia's pro-Western democracy, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said Monday.

Georgia and Russia claim 'mass arrests'updated: Mon Aug 11 2008 17:16:00

Both Georgia and Russia claim that ethnic Georgians and ethnic Russians are wrongly being detained in the conflict over South Ossetia.

Analysis: Georgia's major miscalculation?updated: Mon Aug 11 2008 17:15:00

There has been no doubt of Europe's priority in the conflict between Georgia and Russia: Bringing about a ceasefire on both sides and minimizing further bloodshed. Beyond that, nothing in this conflict is simple.

Georgian president takes coverupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 17:15:00

Georgia's president is surrounded by security, who cover him before rushing him away. Georgia: Russians Have Split Countryupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 17:00:00

Russian forces seized several towns and a military base deep in western Georgia on Monday, opening a second front in the fighting

Fighting escalates in Georgiaupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 13:14:00

Georgia's president says his country is facing a "large scale" military intervention. Journalist Elene Gotsadze explains.

Violence in 2nd Georgian breakaway territory concerns U.N.updated: Mon Aug 11 2008 02:35:00

As fighting continued Sunday between Russia and Georgia over the separatist province of South Ossetia, U.N. officials expressed concern about violence in another Russian-backed breakaway territory in Georgia. Putin Assails US on Georgia Conflict updated: Mon Aug 11 2008 02:35:00

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is criticizing the United States for airlifting Georgian troops from Iraq

Obama, McCain urge restraint in Georgiaupdated: Sat Aug 09 2008 22:31:00

U.S. presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama both spoke to Georgia's president Saturday and continued to call for an end to Russia's bombing of the former Soviet republic. Has Georgia Overreached in Ossetia? updated: Sat Aug 09 2008 13:00:00

Analysis: By tackling Russia, Georgia's President Mikhail Saakashvili has picked a fight he can't win without more Western support than he's likely to get

Bush meets Putin over Georgia fightingupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 15:45:00

The U.S., European Union and international security organizations Friday called for an end to fighting between Georgia and militant separatists that has dragged in Russian forces.

NATO: Trying to help Georgiaupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 15:45:00

NATO Deputy Spokesperson Karmen Romero says NATO is trying to help Georgia and is in contact with Russia. Georgia: More Air Attacks by Russiaupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 13:35:00

Intense fighting reportedly raged for a second night in the Georgian separatist region of South Ossetia on Saturday and Georgia's interior ministry reported air attacks on three military bases and key facilities for shipping oil to the West

South Ossetia shootings heighten Georgia tensionupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 11:57:00

Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia offered differing accounts Friday of a shooting that highlights continued tension between them amid Georgia's NATO ambitions.

Georgia denounces Russian 'harassment'updated: Thu Apr 24 2008 12:42:00

Former Soviet state Georgia Wednesday accused Moscow of "harassment" for allegedly shooting down of one its spy planes, escalating tensions between the two countries ahead of a U.N. Security Council meeting.

Georgia turns to U.N. after saying Russia shot down spy planeupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 06:05:00

Georgia has asked the U.N. Security Council to discuss Russia's "military aggression" after saying a Russian jet shot down one of its unmanned spy planes.

Georgia fears at Russian ties with breakaway regionsupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 09:49:00

Georgia sought the backing of NATO and the European Union on Friday after Russia stepped up pressure by announcing intensified ties with two separatist Georgian regions.

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