Armenian participants of the Eurovision 2012 boycott the annual contest demanding change of the country where it must be held this year. Azerbaijan`s capital is preparing to host the contest in 2012, but the Armenian contestants definitely will not take part in it. The group of Armenian singers sent a letter of address to the organizers of the contest, saying not a single singer will arrive in Baku, explaining political reasons of the boycott, which is along well-known conflict between the two nations, the murder of an Armenian citizen on Armenia-Azerbaijani border by a sniper. As it is stated in their message, they refuse to perform in a country where mass pogroms of Armenians were organized and were hatred towards Armenians reached state level. The singers announce that they are ready to participate in the song contest any time, if the European Union of Broadcasters decided to move the contest to another country, where peace and harmony will rule as it was during the Junior Eurovision in Yerevan, where Azerbaijan refused to participate. The organization committee of the contest has not replied to the address of Armenia so far.
According to media reports, Chorbishop of Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia Jakob (Konstantine Iakobashvili) made illegal political calls during Sunday sermon containing signs of pre-election campaign - the statement released by some non-governmental organizations says.
The delegation of the government of Georgia has concluded its visit to Brussels. The Prime Minister and the Georgian ministers paid their last visit to the Royal Museum of Art and History of Belgium [Musées Royaux d`Art et d`Histoire], where a special reception was held in honor of the delegation and the upcoming celebrations for the Independence Day of Georgia.
The administration of the Patriarch of Georgia has released a special statement a day before the events that are intended to be held in Tbilisi on the International Day Against Homophobia, which a year ago crew into the clashes between the LGBT supporters and the worshipers led by clergymen.
First holy liturgy has been conducted at the Iveria Virgin Mary Temple, which is still under construction on Makhata Mountain, Tbilisi. This is a temple, constructed by the minimum donations by the citizens of Georgia...
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No military parade will be held on May 26th, the Independence Day of Georgia. The representatives of the ministries today assembled in the format of an organization group for the May 26 events to discuss the program of the day.
The office of the Patriarch of Georgia has denied the reports as if the last version of the draft law on anti-discrimination is acceptable and has been approved by the Orthodox Church of Georgia. The special statement was released today.
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili has commented about the controversy around the Sakdrisi gold deposit and instructed the Minister of Culture to settle this dispute effectively as soon as possible.