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2018
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Georgia (country)

Decades:
See also: Other events of 2018
List of years in Georgia (country)

The following lists events in 2018 in Georgia.

Incumbents

National

Autonomous republics

Adjara

  • Chairman of the Government: Zurab Pataradze (15 July 2016 – present)
  • Chairman of the Supreme Council: Davit Gabaidze (28 November 2016 – present)

Abkhazia

Disputed territories

Abkhazia

South Ossetia

Events

January

  • 3 January – Protests erupt in breakaway Abkhazia over the de facto president Khadjimba's decision to pardon and hand over to the Georgian authorities the region's ethnic Georgian native serving a 20-year prison term for the kidnapping and murder of Abkhaz officials. The region's legislature convenes in an emergency session to set up a commission to investigate the legality of Khadjimba's move.[1]
  • 5 January – The Tbilisi City Court sentences the former President Mikheil Saakashvili to three-year imprisonment in absentia for abusing power in pardoning the former Interior Ministry officials convicted in the 2006 Sandro Girgvliani murder case. Saakashvili, the opposition United National Movement party, and the incumbent President Giorgi Margvelashvili denounce the decision.[2]
  • 30 January – Ceiling collapse at the Tbilisi Metro station Varketili, renovated in August 2017, injures at least 14. An investigation into possible violation of safety norms is launched.[3][4]

February

  • 22 February – A Georgian citizen, Archil Tatunashvili, dies while in custody of the Russian-backed South Ossetian authorities in Tskhinvali, leading to an outrage in Georgia and concerns expressed by the EU mission and foreign embassies.[5][6]

March

  • 21 March – The Parliament of Georgia adopts a bipartisan resolution condemning "gross human rights violations in the Russian-occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region", including the deaths of two Georgians, Giga Otkhozoria and Archil Tatunashvili in the conflict zones in May 2016 and February 2018, respectively.[7]
  • 23 March – The Parliament of Georgia adopts with the third and final reading amendments to the new constitution, incorporating several Venice Commission-recommended changes to the original amendments.[8]

May

Scheduled

Deaths

  • 3 January – Valery Chalidze, a Soviet-era dissident and human rights activist (born 1938).
  • 4 January – Tristan Makhauri, a Georgian philologist and folklorist (born 1959).
  • 8 January – Mariam Lordkipanidze, a Georgian historian (born 1922).
  • 9 January – Mikheil Naneishvili, a Georgian philosopher and politician, MP (1992–1995, 1999–2004) (born 1934).
  • 10 January – Gia Chanturia, a Georgian diplomat and oil executive, ambassador to Azerbaijan (1994–1996), head of International Oil Corporation of Georgia (1995–2004) (born 1957).
  • 24 January – Otar Kajaia, Georgian linguist and lexicographer (born 1923).
  • 6 February – Pridon Sakvarelidze, Georgian politician and author, MP (1992–1995, 2012–2016) (born 1954).
  • 15 January – Samson Kutateladze, a Georgian businessman and former brigadier general, MP (2008–2012) (born 1964), shot.
  • 12 February – Tedo Uturgaidze, Georgian phylologist and scholar of the Kartvelian languages (born 1927).
  • 26 February – Giorgi Maisashvili, a Georgian economist and politician (born 1962).
  • 1 March – Zurab Vadachkoria, Georgian illusionist (born 1961).
  • 8 April – Leila Abashidze, a Georgian actress (born 1929).
  • 22 April – Nino Khurtsidze, a Georgian chess player (born 1975).
  • 25 April – Dali Panjikidze, Georgian translator and Germanist (born 1937).

References

  1. ^ Fuller, Liz (31 January 2018). "Analysis: Is History Repeating Itself In Abkhazia?". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Saakashvili Found Guilty of Exceeding Authority". Civil Georgia. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Tbilisi metro station ceiling collapses injuring 14". JAMnews. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Varketili metro station reopens after last night's intensive works". Agenda.ge. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Majority, Opposition MPs Draft Resolutions Condemning Tatunashvili's Death". Civil Georgia. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "Georgia Vows To Repatriate Man Who Died In Custody In South Ossetia". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 
  7. ^ "Parliament Adopts Bipartisan Resolution on Human Rights Violations in Abkhazia, S.Ossetia". Civil Georgia. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2018. 
  8. ^ "Constitutional Changes Passed on Final Reading". Civil Georgia. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2018. 
  9. ^ http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-05/27/c_137208756.htm
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