Georgia is a country located in the Caucasus region. It formed a part of the former Soviet Union from 1922 to 1991.The capital and largest city is Tbilisi.
Georgia is situated between the Greater Caucusus and Lesser Caucasus mountain ranges. It is a democratic republic. It is a member of the Council of Europe and the GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development, along with Azerbaijan, Moldova and Ukraine.
In a DW interview, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili spoke about tension with Russia caused by protests on the streets of Tbilisi, and her country's wish to put the Soviet past behind and join the European Union.
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Large crowds have tried to storm Georgia's parliament building. Riot police used tear gas and fired rubber bullets to try to disperse the protesters. The unrest was sparked after an invited Russian lawmaker addressed the assembly from the speaker's seat.
The battle over abortion rights in Georgia poses a threat to the state's movie industry as studios threaten to leave. After filming "Avengers: Endgame" in Atlanta, Disney is the first big-name production company that wants to avoid the state in the future.