About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:42 - 21 Apr.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Georgian FM Stripped of Russian Citizenship
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 28 Jun.'10 / 15:51

Russia has stripped Georgia’s Foreign Minister, Grigol Vashadze, of its citizenship, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Vashadze, who held double Georgian-Russian citizenship, requested the Russian authorities to renounce his Russian citizenship in November, 2009.

“Last week we received information that the Russian side has at last found time - or maybe as a result of great debates and great discussions – it made a decision to satisfy Mr. Vashadze’s appeal,” Davit Jalagania, the Georgian deputy foreign minister, said.

Vashadze lived in Russia for about 30 years and worked for the Soviet Foreign Ministry between 1981 and 1988. After quitting the diplomatic service he was engaged in a private business, before President Saakashvili offered him to take the post of the Deputy Foreign Minister in February, 2008 in charge of relations with Russia; in early December of 2008 he was appointed as Foreign Minister; he held the post of Culture Minister for a month before becoming the Foreign Minister.

Latest News
21 Apr.'14 17:42
Security Chief Replaced in Breakaway S.Ossetia
Attoev, who led breakaway region’s KGB since November 2006, was sent into retirement.
20 Apr.'14 21:13
PM Reaffirms Support for Khudoni HPP Project
Benefits of the project will outweigh its negative impact, Garibashvili said.
19 Apr.'14 20:13
CEC: Number of Voters 3.49 Million
Central Election Commission released updated figure of number of voters in Georgia.
19 Apr.'14 02:34
Georgian, Russian Diplomats Hold Phone Conversation
Karasin spoke with Abashidze by phone a day after the two diplomats met in Prague.
18 Apr.'14 15:36
Georgia in European Parliament's Resolution on Ukraine
It said that Georgia, like any other European state, has a European perspective.
18 Apr.'14 03:41
Anti-Discrimination Bill Passed with First Reading
The bill is criticized by human rights organizations and Orthodox groups, but for different reasons.
17 Apr.'14 23:42
Facing Public TV Board Law Woes, Parliament Elects Three More Members
GD votes down two candidates for board membership, picked by UNM parliamentary minority group.
17 Apr.'14 19:54
Court of Appeals Upholds Acquittal of Akhalaia
Former defense and interior minister, Bacho Akhalaia, remains in pretrial detention since Nov.2012.
16 Apr.'14 22:47
Meeting of Georgian, Russian Diplomats in Prague
Abashidze said Karasin told him Moscow has no intention to exert pressure on Georgia over AA.
16 Apr.'14 19:20
Georgian TV Crew, Detained at S.Ossetian Administrative Border, Released
Three members of the TV3 crew were released a day after being detained by the Russian border guards.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
54