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Progress in Georgia hampered by its neighbour to the north

The contrast between Georgia in 1994 and this year is vast. In early post-independence Georgia the then President Shevardnadze – who died in July – controlled only a few streets in the capital Tbilisi, whilst a variety of police, mafia and other local strongmen ran small fiefdoms in the rest of the country.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The contrast between Georgia in 1994 and this year is vast. In early post-independence Georgia the then President Shevardnadze – who died in July – controlled only a few streets in the capital Tbilisi, whilst a variety of police, mafia and other local strongmen ran small fiefdoms in the rest of the country.

Progress in Georgia hampered by its neighbour to the north