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26 to operate 30 gas supply grids and gas distribution networks in the Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Shida and Kvemo Kartli, Ajaria, Guria, Imereti, Samegrelo regions of Georgia.
Early last month, as Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili prepared for his ill-fated invasion of South Ossetia, his security forces proceeded to a series of arrests in Ajaria, an enclave at the opposite end of the country.
The small and ethnically distinct regions of South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Ajaria were incorporated into the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic and--on the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991--remained as autonomous regions within the state of Georgia.
In other words, Georgia's demands over what it perceives as its "provinces" in Ossetia, Abkhazia, or Ajaria, adjacent to the Black Sea and Turkey, are demands that the West will support once it wins Russian support over other issues, most prominent of which is cooperation against North Korea and the constantly heated Iranian enrichment file.
Materials from Georgia's Ministry of Internal Security mention similar kinds of propaganda--such as distribution of inflammatory leaflets--in Georgia's Muslim-populated autonomous republic of Ajaria as well.
In this volume, Pelkmans (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology) offers the results of research carried out during extended stays in the Georgian province of Ajaria between 1999-2001.
Still, on he went through Bulgaria and the Black Sea, across the Ukraine - the world's most corrupt nation - and Moldavia and an area of Georgia called Ajaria, which appeared a lot worse to me than Slovakia.
Georgian officals had believed that previous detonations of bridges linking Ajaria to Georgia were the result of Russian machinations.
The Autonomous Republic of Ajaria, a monocracy located on Georgia's Black Sea coast with a predominantly Muslim population, remains in open confrontation with the Georgian Parliament and sustains close ties with Moscow.
Meanwhile Ajaria, the Black Sea coastal province centred on Batumi, is also largely beyond the control of the central government in Tbilisi.
1998 "The Tale of Two Resorts: Abkhazia and Ajaria Before and Since the Soviet Collapse.