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Recently, British professor George Hewitt - known lobbyist of the Abkhazian separatism - complained on British publishers in Sukhumi. "The son-in-law of Abkhazians" admitted that he could not find anyone in the United Kingdom, who was willing to publish his book on conflicts in Georgia - because of its one-sided approach i.e. political bias. Professor Hewitt is quite well-known to Georgians. Aft...
 
Koba Bendeliani
We present an interview of information agency InterpressNews with head of the Club of Experts, former security minister of Abkhazia Levan Kiknadze on results of the so-called Abkhazian presidential elections and what expectations official Tbilisi may have regarding the new head of the Sukhumi authorities. - Mr. Kiknadze, Ankvab gained a convincing victory in so-called Presidential elections i...
 
Madlena Macharashvili
After the death of de facto leader of Abkhazia Sergei Bagapsh duties of the president are carried out by Vice-president Alexander Ankvab. It is him who experts and analysts expect to become Bagapsh's successor. But still everything will be decided in illegitimate elections of the illegitimate authorities. There Ankvab's competition, along with others, will become more prominent political figures...
 
Natia Verdzeuli
If the so-called South Ossetia silently obeys orders from Russia, people in Abkhazia have long understood that their independence is ephemeral and nothing good is expected in the future. As president of the Club of Experts and former minister of security of Abkhazia, General Major Levan Kiknadze said in conversation with a correspondent of the Kartuli Sitkva newspaper, the number of articles exp...
 
Madlen Macharashvili
Hot summer in Sukhumi is not very pleasant in political sense either. Russian-Abkhazian games continue in the same way. While Abkhazians demand surrender of Kitovani from official Tbilisi Russia is engaged in drafting more and more new documents to juridically "register" of Abkhazia. Work has already finished on the concept about protection of interests of Russian citizens in Abkhazia, namely th...
 
Medianews
According to expert Gocha Gvaramia, document drawn up by Russia about the return of property in Abkhazia that ethnic refugees from Abkhazia left behind, is a well-calculated political step. Thus the Kremlin will kill two birds with one stone. Russia has a well-designed game, because on the one hand, it will show the world that, ostensibly, Abkhazia is not an occupied territory and does not have ...
 
Zaza Kvekveskiri
Here is an interview that president of the Club of Experts, former security minister of Abkhazia General Levan Kiknadze gave to Akhali Sitkva newspaper. Mister Kiknadze, you were successful in Abkhazia. And even now you have a significant respect there. How is this happening? Despite the fact that your assessment is very pleasant I cannot call my work in Abkhazia successful. Since I would ...
 
Georgian villages that are adjacent to the occupied regions live under constant threat. Residents often find bombs, grenades near their homes. There are also frequent cases of detonation of explosive devices. And border crossing, the Russian occupants or the separatists often detain local residents accusing them of crossing of so-called borders. The latest cases happened in the village of Tak...
 
Tamar Ninidze
An interview of Droni Ge newspaper with president of the Club of Experts and ex-minister of security General Levan Kiknadze. - It is interesting to know what do you think about how dangerous Moscow trips and agreement between Nogaideli party and Edynaya Rossia are for Georgia? - State security should be considered as a state when national interests of a state are protected. The main functi...
 
"The Messenger"
The de facto Abkhazian authorities have refused to discuss Georgia’s strategy on the occupied regions, calling it "instruction on how to regain Abkhazia" and an "attempt to slightly bribe" the Gali population, the news agency Apsnypress has reported. Speaking with de facto Abkhazian officials on Tuesday secessionist President Sergey Bagapsh said that the Abkhazian side "will not even ta...
 
Giorgi Tsiklauri
The Caucasus that for centuries had been under strong influence of the Persian Empire, and sometimes even a part of it, today is again returning to being a subject of interest of Iran. This is happening after bicentennial break, during which Russia incorporated this strategically important Caucasus region into itself. The collapse of the Soviet Union made Iran face necessity to deal with new ...
 
Recently there have been emerging such details about Georgia-Russia war that Heidi Tagliavini might feel ashamed for several points of her report. For example, American sources published testimonies of Russian intelligence agent Sergey Tretyakov who moved over to the American side where he stated that Russian security services had been working on plans to start war with Georgia and to decoy Geor...
 
David Dzneladze
The third and most recent deserter has caused a new round of information war between Georgia and Russia. It's been two days since Vitaly Khripun's transition to the Georgian side, the circumstances of which the Club of Experts reported on the 21st of December, , but the media still has not overcome the confusion of initial reports of television and news agencies. Against this background, we offe...
 
Maia Tetradze
The puppet regime of Abkhazia has a new old "president". But Genearl Levan Kiknadze, president of "the Club of Experts and a former Minister of Security of Abkhazia does not agree with a suggestion of experts that unprecedented victory of Bagapsh in the elections might be followed by a series of opposition demonstrations. He gives other option of event development to the newspaper "Versia". M...
 
Giorgi Kalatozishvili, Vestnik Kavkaza, Tbilisi
December 12 is the day of Presidential elections in Abkhazia. The election campaign there is closely followed in Georgia. Vestnik Kavkaza talked about this issue with Gocha Gvaramia, representative of the Club of Experts and editor of the information and analytical website Georgia Online. How calm are these elections going to be? In 2004 there was the fiercest confrontation between main rival...
 
Salome Gogokhia
"Today Khajimba has the highest rating" – Levan Kiknadze On the 12th of December the Abkhazian "presidential "elections will happen. So far candidates have not been officially named but in the period that is left till the elections there have been active discussions about who will take part in the battle for the presidential chair. As opposed to the previous elections the Kremlin does n...
 
Salome Gogokhia
What is the connection between "Iaponchik" and Visarion? On the 13th of October 69 year-old kingpin Viacheslav Inamkov, one of the leaders of the Russian criminal circles nicknamed "Iaponchik" was buried in Moscow. Underworld leaders of the criminal world came to bid him a final farewell. In an interview given to "Rezonansi" Levan Kiknadze, the president of "the Club of Experts" talked in ...
 
In July 2009 a group of former Georgian security servicemen initiated and founded an organization 'the Club of Experts" in Tbilisi. These people were professionally and personally connected to Abkhazia and are witnesses and participants of the tragic events that have been going on there since the nineties of the last century. We spoke to Gocha Guniava, one of the founders of "the Club of Exp...
 
What is the Abkhazian opposition and who is behind it? Nona Suvarian, «Akhali aliansi» The 12th of December was chosen as the date for the first presidential elections since the recognition of Abkhazian independence by Russia. Both the opposition and authorities of the separatists became more active for the forthcoming elections. Bagapsh once again decided to get support and vo...
 
We can say that pre-election marathon in Abkhazia has already started. Along with it political and civil confrontation within the society is becoming more and more strained. And that may lead to armed conflict among Abkhazians. Independent expert Goha Gvaramia comments on this situation and possible events. Mister Gvaramia, considering the worsened confrontation, how likely is it that we wi...
 
A new scandal regarding the Kokoiti government is starting to unfold in Tskhinvali Region. A Russian governmental commission that includes representatives of the investigative department of FSS has been working for a week already in Tskhinvali. The main objective of the commission is to find out how purposeful was expenditure of the Russian Budget funds that was allotted for the rehabilitation of ...
 
Political situation in Abkhazia became even tenser since the recognition of Abkhazian independence by Russia and signing of various bilateral agreements between them. Abkhazian opposition accuses government of following a course that is against the state interests. But all this resembles more an election campaign rather than an attempt to build a truly independent Abkhazia and an attempt to escape...