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if you want to go to the old waverly return to get him closer to the mill stone who took some of the country house holiday in the book good old goldman tells the really brilliant crewmate to choose to feel the most acutely to the world the rubens or child. this is art to the headlights when. the greek capital is braced for more products of a general strike a huge protest where forty six were injured in clashes with police the rest comes just ahead of parliament's key vote on even harsh austerity measures to avoid defaulting on their. greek economic turmoil is the first challenge for the new international monetary fund chief priest in the care of the first woman to head the organization also faces with a tough task of fighting off the perception that i.m.f.
is biased in favor of western countries. and fears grow that unrest in syria might strike a militant group there's been no weapons stored there in lebanon threatening to stoke up further trouble in the region while israel is reportedly deploying missile defense systems in its border with lebanon. next the latest in our series of reports on the life in the former soviet republics twenty years after the collapse of the u.s.s.r. . maypole ninth nine hundred ninety one george are achieved independence from the u.s.s.r. to know the for a violent standoff with a rapidly disintegrating soviet empire. we did get independence but it resulted in much blood in the structure. of a civil war broke out in georgia in ways to susie came sovereignty to this day the
nation has been unable to overcome its aftermath the country's infrastructure is in ruins tens of thousands of people have fled the country in the fall of the soviet union georgia was one of the wealthiest republics today one third of the population lives below the poverty line twenty years have passed but people here enjoy less freedom and they did during the soviet period. back in one nine hundred eighty eight gets mellish really was just a student he joined a mass from a strike outside government headquarters at that time the country was still cool to the georgian soviet socialist republic. that hunger strike which lasted eight or nine days triggered a movement of liberation i often sat on the steps of my friends. the number of
protests is going day by day says a somebody then a young historian lend his support to that cools. it independence was my watchword at that time i didn't miss a single public action all right. in a fullness nation going thousands of people gathered in tbilisi from an open ended rally outside government headquarters they wanted independence for the republican georgia. the gamsakhurdia leader of a nationalist movement with the speaker who made the most extremist remarks in an intensely dramatic speech. in the early hours of april ninth the soviet government dispatched ahmed vehicles and soldiers against peaceful demonstrators sixteen people died and hundreds were injured. say a mathematician and would be magnets of georgia was lucky enough to evade even injury. we were in too much of
a hurry we were trying to study history to help move it forward what happened then had to happen but of course the thought the georgian might become independent is ninety ninety one never crossed my mind back in the late ninety's. the spirit comes to her via the king the first president of a sovereign georgia in april nine hundred ninety one after an election campaign where independence was the catchphrase but it soon as he came to power he didn't expect that independence motto georgian or from this regions or in south ossetia would demand sovereignty into ethnic conflicts began. georgia responded by sending troops to suffer says here. that a year later to a because. people were once neighbors became bitter enemies thousands of refugees fled to georgia. as far as i know years ago this building was meant to be
a hospital. but there is no hospital in it now there is a building is used as a shelter for refugees. thousands of the georgians who have left since the early one nine hundred ninety s. still live in makeshift shelters they have lost everything homes jobs and even the hope to return to their home country georgians and cousins alike have gone through a lot of suffering such as the horrors of war a loss of loved ones and yet they don't blame one another for that conflict. well you know his inability sions help tone the people apart there was no amity between individuals my neighbor said to me what am i supposed to do one of my sons in law is in a pansy and that means my grandsons are peasants aren't they. another daughter's marriage to me george and so her children are georgians doing it to tell my grandsons apart what am i supposed to do in this situation. it's
a fighting between georgia standing army enough because the insurgents cause thousands of lives on both sides. to more is not cause young woman four of her five sons died in the war the youngest was seventeen when he volunteered to fight his grave is close to his father's. governable move there i would do like to have the word war confined to the history books will be my one new body to ever arteries again i wanted to be forgotten altogether. tomorrow and a husband wanted the new house to have enough room for all the children and their future families but now it's almost uninhabited one of the rooms houses a memorial museum to their family it features their son's medals they received and
the letters they sent from the front line to more especially treasures objects made by her children i want in this is the root of a pine tree they made a heart out of it will give. when my second son enjoyed making such things here she died in the battle on the same day as my youngest son. many georgian opposition parties and even viet gamsakhurdia as former associates demonstrated their discontent with the rule georgian intellectual sent numerous letters to the president asking him to come to his senses thirty a responded by imposing censorship. of. the ninety ninety one law even denied registration for all political parties it was indorsed by people who had served terms in soviet prisons and campaigned for georgia's freedom and independence. most people did what they themselves had been opposed to.
loves a train to become a mathematician in the early one nine hundred ninety s. he left university and went into business his elder brother if you'll be chose the korea of an actor today he's very popular in georgia. his songs in short films have an uncanny bearing on the country's present day situation. i had no desire to get involved in the war in a car zero such a war where brothers were killing brothers so i decided to stay away from georgia for a time there are. those who are displeased with the first president gathered to openly
demand his resignation the nation likely to stand off between protesters and the regime erupt into street fighting involving all tillery and tanks ziad gamsakhurdia had to flee the country. six it was shevardnadze with georgia's second president the experience political heavyweight and back michelle goldberg perestroika soon after he took office he lifted the ban on opposition political parties and allowed independent media when i did it after i went into business and nine hundred ninety three i launched a project called restore me to over ten years i turned the small studio in the provincial town of her stomach into a leading national broadcaster. the first study to t.v. channel rushed out of the country's new leaders including president eduard
shevardnadze and was focused on runaway corruption. corruption in the economic sphere was enormous after seven knots they came to power but on the other hand businessmen learned new skills in tune with modern times and a real market economy took shape true there was pervasive corruption from talks about them but there was also freedom of speech and individual liberty a sort of quagmire that we have now didn't exist then. independent t.v. channel or starve it to became a so-called platform for the opposition and had great political weight but president shevardnadze who declared freedom of speech as a principle made no attempt to sway the channels editorial policy. of new stuff to t.v. channels and other georgian media pave the way for radical political transformations november two thousand and three saw a bloodless coup in georgia dubbed the rose revolution. the second it's really
a young and ambitious person came to power. and that was when i tended my resignation of my own free will to prevent bloodshed when they burst into the house of parliament i went out into the street to meet my followers and many were coming from me is the law for the army no doubt the army was of defeated them but then the ofter bloodbath i make no distinction between the two sides all of them and georgian citizens. mikhail saakashvili had promised to beat corruption and lead the nation to prosperity however it was the press that was the first victim of his law and order.
leading independent t.v. channel. to. really realize that his window of opportunity was quite. cultish foresees ambition to take control of the channel it goes back to two thousand and four slow the new system of government simply weak we thought we needed to build a viable state first and then take care of the rest of us with our as it turned out the regime's aim was to take control of the channels i think the blame for what i did because i gave away restudy to i didn't want to rock the boat because knowledge as about the same time george's media was going out of its way to report on mikhail second police reforms on face value the changes look quite impressive petty crime is being stamped out people no more secure on the streets of the towns after. traffic patrols that stopped taking bribes. it's true they can.
interest traffic police are totally free from corruption but you can get your license within a day after pain right through official channels. instead of line in somebody's spark it's. for many years nino burjanadze speaker of the country's parliament and one of my. closest associates in two thousand and eight she resigned from the post of parliamentary speaker and founded opposition party. in the us the reserve very serious problem by its corruption in the elite it has grown even larger compared to what it was like in the last years of shevardnadze is through when everybody was talking about corruption in georgia's government. there. was always an opposition moderates to saakashvili as the owner of a major medical insurance company he knows all too well the meaning of so called
elite corruption saka through as soon as seconds billion his inner circle came to power they set about collecting taxes and so-called dirty money with the recent very many people to prison ever businessmen as well as former officials among them and people realize they had better pay as much as they were expected to pay they sold the property they ceded their shares in businesses to members of suckers release party prosecutors office and the interior ministry kept a close eye on the deals this man the. ten top discontent fun erupted into a mass rally in november two thousand and seven according to various estimates fifty to one hundred thousand opposition supporters came to the house a problem to d.c. . for several days they kept around the trial vigil on nov seventh police barlinnie dispersed the peaceful rally hundreds of demonstrators were injured oh please take us. police beat up people lying on the ground to fastens.
the only remaining independent t.v. channel showed these events in tbilisi to a nationwide audience it was like shut down while it was on the air with a regular news bulletin. the moving of the mathematicians by closing the channel the government is violating the constitution this means that this is a dictatorship regime mr schroeder here they are coming into the studio i want to say thank you i hear shouts in the control room that overture and i hope our employees will be injured or our guests. the independent journalist of us tokamak he'd say became popular in georgia in the mid one nine hundred ninety s. he enjoys asking unpleasant questions no matter who is in power he says now in hiding in switzerland his latest piece of investigative journalism concerns the
armed conflict between georgia and south to set you up in two thousand and eight. when up on this for me i know of no journalist who would not have wanted to get a scandal to get the facts. but all the state media summed up my work there is high treason. the self-proclaimed republic of south ossetia hasn't been under georgia's direct rule since nine hundred ninety two. really repeated many times the republic had to return to georgia and he promised to settle the situation through diplomacy . we don't need a war l their pals in an ascension people don't need one either there is a force that wants the defeat of the georgian that has an assyrian people i promise they won't let it happen. but in the early hours of august the altering repeated showed symbolic from georgian territory in
the morning troops were sent into the republic. it was the start of the military operation described by saakashvili of the introduction of constitutional order in the territory south of setia. i was woken up by a little noise everything bus. that shaking we went outside was screamin and cryin it was as if all of us had landed in hell after a volcanic eruption everybody stayed awake throughout the night the noise never died down but even for a second. color man put out a lot of lives in an old house on the outskirts of the village of galle cooler fifteen kilometers from the border with south a thirty year he's not interested in politics and doesn't know the first thing about international relations but artists from around the world for his home to
display their works one of the art projects was called liquid art it was to have been implemented jointly with russian artists in late september two thousand and eight. the georgian word for this place is near it isn't places like this that georgians traditionally make wine in artists of different nationalities are going to contribute to georgian traditions they will get in to press grapes with their feet just as it was done in the old days a year later we were going to jointly made product i wine brand called liquid art. in the spring of two thousand and eight carom and began building a pavilion for the exhibition he was still constructing it in august when another war broke out between south setia and georgia. i went on building the pavilion during the war fighting was going on right behind the mountain fifteen kilometers from here i saw the flashes and heard the bombings i
also saw helicopters up in the air this. hostilities came to an end nine days later when russia sent troops into south ossetia to separate the warring parties georgia subsequently broke off diplomatic relations with russia. when both turn kemah he was working on a film about the georgian city and conflict he made arrangements for an interview with european human rights campaigners to be held in geneva shortly before he was due to go the journalist received a tip off that he had better stay in switzerland. all sorts of problems cropped up after my return from senegal i won't talk about them because my words may get in
the way of the investigation. i can only tell you that i received open threats and heard something so humiliating that i can't repeat it. no comma he'd say lives in a swiss hostel for political refugees friends keep them abreast of events by. i hear you going to switzerland. that's right in october by that time you must complete all formalities concerning immigration chances are i myself will return home by then and there is a regime change. did you say regime change yes why not that's a possibility. now we hope so. vegetating and so is us somebody have been friends ever since they went to school together when parliament appointed ceasar to the post and. he gave his friend a job in his office when his first term of office came to an end annoyed him
a second term and now the journalist is in hiding in a foreign country he acts on this man is unemployed could be a while if i had praised health already as i would have been elected. they would even have changed the law to let me for ten terms. in the last presidential election live i'm good church allowed say i was officially the runner up his party's headquarters supplied the zero s c e commission with evidence documenting scores and irregularities some of them made public in the commission's conclusions but the final report ultimately described the election as a valid. deal he gets such a let's say is a famous georgian musician in protest against the second should be regime he decided to bury kate himself in a television studio made up to look like
a prison cell for several months he stayed in the room with four t.v. cameras tracking his every move just. today children means prison all of georgia is a prison but the georgian people made a mistake by electing what i call an illegitimate person. politician sportsman and artists all visited his cell to support the musician get such a lot say heads the leading opposition party he visited his brother three times during his self-imposed imprisonment. how are you so so what are you i get loads of letters to castles are full of them already the guy's a nuts they made the same town to make. you his one man prison show again of the eleven pm and last till morning the following day the whole country would discuss what had been said during the night after two months of
self confinement the only potential love they took time out for a public appearance at the b.c. stadium b.v. a cage in the midst of the show was a strikingly symbolic act the people who had filled the stadium and jason robards turned to try to lead his show into what amounted to a protest rally. on april ninth two thousand and nine leaders of all opposition parties as their followers to take to the streets in tbilisi. just felt get out second street get out saakashvili get down gets out and if you know it all visitation has never said saakashvili is our president we call him a de facto rather than does your president. today the former participants in the rallies for georgia independence the united into a party. that our aim is to create a party that is without power of
a georgian history it should be a party based on genuine national values shared by most people in our country. the lead of the new party is live and. a former magnets in the wind industry he has the support of eros he could smell it's really the architect of the country's leading television company and george's last ambassador to russia the party's third leader is a historian who has won the nation's affection as an honest woman. some of the soldiers rulers in recent years have been so different a woman be hard put to say which of them is fully to blame for the present day situation there are no independent courts of law democratic institutions are not allowed to develop and the country's people are intimidated in the autumn of two thousand and eight a group of friends met in old warehouses turned into studios in moscow they were all says who are keen to participate in an international project that was to take
place in the home of qatar malcontents allowed to say. i will tell you this is a remarkably exquisite european style project but i think we need to make slight changes to emphasize a note of sorrow in it merry making is out of place after what happened when you don't do that at a funeral the funeral still goes on. the russian artists didn't visit the georgian friends in either two thousand and eight or later they have decided against going to georgia for the troy be for they do not travel in politics they believe that in their beautiful country of long traditions funerals will give way to weddings and the street protests will be else to buy projects concerts and seattle festivals.
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