National gymnasts have successfully performed at the Ajaria
Cupinternational tournament in Batumi.
regarding the fifth biggest investor of Georgia, goes on growing more and more, first of all, in Ajaria
. This mood was supported by
The Ottoman Empire dominated for a longtime part of the current Georgian territory, notably the province of Ajaria
, which was islamicized as of the 16th century.
Georgia's southern Ajaria
region, populated by Islamic ethnic Georgians, was substantially free from central control until 2004.
Saakashvili amenazaba desde un inicio con reintegrar la provincia de Ajaria
, por la fuerza si era necesario.
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
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
Following the resolution of the situation in Ajaria
, the North-South route through South Ossetia is now the major smuggling route in Georgia.