Ronald Reagan honored with bronze statue in central Tbilisi
Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan has been honored with a statue in central Tbilisi. The bronze sculpture by Georgian sculptor Avto Monaselidze will be officially opened on November 23, the St. George`s Day.
"Freedom is never more than one generation" - the quotation by Reagan is engraved in Georgian and English languages on the sculpture.
Erecting the bronze figure of the American symbol of the end of the Cold War and the Soviet age is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of collapse of teh Soviet Union.
The sculpture depicts Reagan sitting on a bench so that anyone would be able to sit next to him and take a photo with the 40th President of the United States.
Russian helicopters have violated Georgian airspace - several helicopters flew over the Georgian controlled territory from the occupied Tskhinvali Region yesterday and from the occupied Abkhazia today.
President of Georgia paid tribute to the memory of Georgian national hero, Zhiuli Shartava on his 70th anniversary. Giorgi Margvelashvili announced at the memorial today that by commemorating Zhiuli Shartava, he was also paying tribute to all, who fell in the tragedy of Abkhazia.
Today the first National Hero of independent Georgia – Zhiuli Shartava would become 70 years old. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili together with Defence Minister Irakli Alasania, other members of Georgian Government and MPs paid a tribute to the memory of Zhiuli Shartava at Saburtalo Pantheon.
Two tourists were killed, two others are missing and only one of the crew survived in an avalanche in Ushguli. The survived tourist contacted the rescue service for help in Ushguli. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has already confirmed the report about the death of tourists.
Interpol is considering the request of the Ukraine`s government to issue an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. The international organization has received an official letter from the Ukraine`s government and will publish the order warrant on its website soon.