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Four militants killed in Russia anti-terror raid

Four militants have been killed after Russian special forces stormed an apartment in St Petersburg as part of an anti-terrorism operation – according to…

Four militants have been killed after Russian special forces stormed an apartment in St Petersburg as part of an anti-terrorism operation – according to…

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Life's a beach in Batumi, Georgia's top Black Sea resort

A jewel on the Black Sea, the Georgian resort of Batumi is also known as the party capital of the region. The main city of Adjara, an autonomous

A jewel on the Black Sea, the Georgian resort of Batumi is also known as the party capital of the region. The main city of Adjara, an autonomous

Culture

Traveller's diary: Batumi

Batumi is Georgia’s party capital, and the main reason people come here from across the region is its spirit of freedom and fun. Georgian laws are

Batumi is Georgia’s party capital, and the main reason people come here from across the region is its spirit of freedom and fun. Georgian laws are

Culture

Kakheti: Georgia's cradle of wine

Kakheti is Georgia’s main wine-producing region in the country’s east. Wine grapes have been cultivated in these lands for 8,000 years, which

Kakheti is Georgia’s main wine-producing region in the country’s east. Wine grapes have been cultivated in these lands for 8,000 years, which

Culture

Traveler’s diary: Kakheti

“Every village man must have a vineyard. First come your vines, then your family”,- says Davit, who lives with his extended family in a stone cottage

“Every village man must have a vineyard. First come your vines, then your family”,- says Davit, who lives with his extended family in a stone cottage

Culture

Warming to Tbilisi

In the first of our series exploring the sights and delights of Georgia, Georgian Life, we begin our journey in the country’s largest city and its

In the first of our series exploring the sights and delights of Georgia, Georgian Life, we begin our journey in the country’s largest city and its

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Traveler’s diary: Tbilisi

It’s generally acknowledged that in Tbilisi old meets new, and the East meets the West. However, once you come to visit, you’ll probably find out

It’s generally acknowledged that in Tbilisi old meets new, and the East meets the West. However, once you come to visit, you’ll probably find out

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Copper craft: precious metal and traditions in Lahic

Copper has forged the history of the Azeri village of Lahic. The community, nestled in the southern Caucasus, feels much further away in time and

Copper has forged the history of the Azeri village of Lahic. The community, nestled in the southern Caucasus, feels much further away in time and

Culture

Traveller's diary: Lahic

The hammering of coppersmiths is the first thing you hear as you arrive in Lahic. This little village of the Ismailly Rayon, one of the 59 districts

The hammering of coppersmiths is the first thing you hear as you arrive in Lahic. This little village of the Ismailly Rayon, one of the 59 districts

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Getting a glow of health in the land of fire

The land of Azerbaijan is rich in wonders, among them the soothing oils of Naftalan. Its benefits can be enjoyed at resorts around the city and

The land of Azerbaijan is rich in wonders, among them the soothing oils of Naftalan. Its benefits can be enjoyed at resorts around the city and

Culture

Traveller's diary: nature's cures

Our crew discovered one of the most cosy and unusual ways of staying in good shape – the naftalan oil hot baths. Unfortunately I could not try it

Our crew discovered one of the most cosy and unusual ways of staying in good shape – the naftalan oil hot baths. Unfortunately I could not try it