Georgians

The Georgians, or Kartvelians (; Georgian: ქართველები, romanized: kartvelebi, pronounced [kʰɑrtʰvɛlɛbi]), are a nation and indigenous Caucasian ethnic group native to Georgia and the South Caucasus. Large Georgian communities are also present throughout Russia, Turkey, Greece, Iran, Ukraine, the United States and European Union. Georgians arose from Colchian and Iberian civilizations of classical antiquity; Colchis was interconnected with the Hellenic world, whereas Iberia was influenced by the Achaemenid Empire until Alexander the Great annihilated it. In the 4th century, the Georgians became one of the first to embrace Christianity and now the majority of Georgians are Orthodox Christians, with most …

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CEIP: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace · 5 June 2024 English

By adopting the law on foreign agents, the ruling Georgian Dream party is inviting Russia and the West to compete for Tbilisi’s favor.

and has in�uence over them. At least as many Georgians would like to see the return of South Ossetia choose just one thing, more than three quarters of Georgians would choose the return of Abkhazia and South


RAND Corporation · 4 June 2024 English

Testimony presented before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on June 4, 2024.

States participates, provide a useful forum for Georgians to seek resolution of issues related to Russia’s internally displaced persons—almost entirely local Georgians—fled Abkhazia and South Ossetia into Georgian-controlled aid. It also began funding programs to assist Georgians in such areas as reform—political, economic, and Democratic Institute (NDI)18 began assisting Georgians with training in the conduct of free and fair public protests. This spring, tens of thousands of Georgians have taken to the streets.38 Ivanishvili’s government


IMF: International Monetary Fund · 24 May 2024 English

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including due to migration-related FX inflows—giving Georgians cheaper access to imported inputs into production


FPRI: Foreign Policy Research Institute · 22 May 2024 English

For weeks, tens of thousands of Georgians have taken to the streets of Tbilisi and other cities to protest their government’s attempt to pass a so-called “foreign agents law,” which they claim is intended “foreign agents law” that Georgia’s parliament recently passed has drawn hundreds of thousands of Georgians to the streets of Tbilisi and other large cities. The protestors claim the law, which requires all of its people, and perhaps fatally undermine the European future the to which vast majority of Georgians aspire. For further comments contact: rhamilton@fpri.org Dato Sikharulidze The re-introduction

EXPERT COMMENTARY For weeks, tens of thousands of Georgians have taken to the streets of Tbilisi and other recently passed has drawn hundreds of thousands of Georgians to the streets of Tbilisi and other large cities European future the to which vast majority of Georgians aspire. For further comments contact: rhamilton@fpri expressed will of the overwhelming majority of Georgians. These e�orts include political manipulation, European strict and swift measures can help the Georgians save democracy and keep the country on its Euro-Atlantic


CEIP: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace · 21 May 2024 English

Turbulent developments in Europe and beyond are eroding the premises upon which the EU was established. European governments must respond strategically to protect democracy.

of life didn’t matter, why are Ukrainians and Georgians waving EU flags? 5/24/24, 5:07 PM Europe’s Inability


CEIP: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace · 17 May 2024 English

Passage of the controversial bill may drive a wedge between Tbilisi and Brussels and pave the way for a rapprochement with Russia.

hiatus; and Moscow abolished visa requirements for Georgians. Most significantly, Russia approves of Tbilisi’s


ICCN: International Center on Conflict and Negotiation · 16 May 2024 English

advance the necessary reforms detailed in the 9 steps.  The EU stands ready to continue supporting Georgians working towards a European future.

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CEIP: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace · 16 May 2024 English

Putin’s war on Ukraine marks the end of the near abroad—the idea that Russia enjoys a special status in much of the post-Soviet space. But while Russia’s neighbors are seeking …

borders. In 2021, for exam- ple, only 60 percent of Georgians and 74 percent of Armenians reported that they


ICCN: International Center on Conflict and Negotiation · 16 May 2024 English

Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led the chairs of foreign affairs committees in the parliaments of Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, …

role is to reflect the will of its people, and Georgians have unequivocally rejected this Kremlin-inspired


14 May 2024 English

SBHS provides behavioral health and developmental disabilities care to communities across East Central Georgia. SBHS delivered services to over 3,600 individuals during Fiscal Year 2023. Serenity’s main clinic is located …

culturally and linguistically diverse. About 10% of Georgians were born outside of the United States.4 Of foreign-born Institute, LGBTQ+ Georgians were more likely to be uninsured than non-LGBTQ+ Georgians (20% and 16% respectively) respectively). LGBTQ+ Georgians were also more likely to be food insecure than non-LGBTQ+ peers (26% to Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) for 202214, 12.7% of Georgians live in poverty. Columbia County has a lower throughout the service area. Overall, about 13.6% of Georgians under the age of 65 do not have health insurance


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