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Georgia is a largely mountainous country in which the rural population, 47% of the total, has not benefited from the country’s economic growth.  Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Georgia’s agricultural productivity has declined, shifting the GDP to a largely service-based economy.

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Georgians uprooted by war stage four-day protest to demand new homes

5 April 2019

The protesters said there was widespread frustration among those still waiting to be rehoused more than a decade after war drove them from their homes TBILISI, April 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of Georgian families occupied a tower block this week in a protest activists said highlighted…

Georgia temporarily lifts ban on sale of agricultural land to foreign citizens

7 December 2018

Georgia’s Constitutional Court has suspended a moratorium on purchasing agricultural land by foreign citizens. While the court ruled the ban was unconstitutional, the suspension will only be temporary as constitutional amendments are set to kick in. Foreign citizens now have nine days left to…

Caucasus "Land grab" feared in remote UNESCO heritage site

20 February 2017

For the people of Upper Svaneti, a remote sliver of land nestled high in the gorges of Georgia, the last words uttered by the dying are portents of the future. And the future looks bleak. Residents say the same ominous rattle has echoed over so many of its death beds this past year - "The Svans are…