Nana Janelidze`s film I Wonder If There Is A Theatre has been awarded with the highest prize of the the Russian Movie Academy Nika. The film with the key role played by Kakhi Kavsadze won the nomination of the best work among the movies from Baltic and CIS states. Movie Academy Nika was founded 25 years ago, in the period of the Soviet rule and on the first ceremony of the festival, Georgian film Repentance won prizes in six different nominations. Another Georgian movie in 2007 was also successful at Nika - Aleko Tsabadze`s Russian Triangle won the nomination of the Best Work then.
The autumn session of the parliament of Georgia opens with a meeting of the bureau, this time in Tbilisi. The Tbilisi office of the parliament was reconstructed and the lawmakers have moved from Kutaisi to the capital, however, the parliament speaker says the major sessions will be held in Kutaisi office sometimes.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has slammed the NATO Secretary General for his statements made on Ukraine`s crisis. Lavrov says that the statements made by Rasmussen on Ukraine`s crisis mostly exceed his competence.
Russia plans to alter its military strategy - deputy secretary of Russia Security Council Mikheil Popov has said. Popov defined that the developments in Ukraine and NATO`s presence in Eastern Europe, as well as its anti-missile defence plan makes Russia change the military doctrine and make it more precise.
Four convicts at the Kutaisi prison have gone on hunger strike. Reportedly, one of them has even sewed his mouth and eyes in protest. The protestors call for the prosecutor`s office to revise their cases, asserting they are not guilty in the crimes, for which they were convicted.
Three peaceful residents of the Shida Kartli Region, who were arrested last week by the Russian occupants for alleged crossing of the so-called border line of the occupied Tskhinvali Region, have been released today.