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Wednesday, August 3
Ex-President Shevardnadze calls on Saakashvili to use every possible means to restore dialogue with Russia

The Georgian ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze has called on President Saakashvili to make every effort to restore dialogue with the Russian Federation. “There is no other way that Abkhazia and South Ossetia can be returned,” Shevardnadze said in his interview with Asaval Dasavali. The only beam of hope has been the meeting of Russian and Georgian Patriarchs in Kiev.

At the same time Shevardnadze said he believes that “if restoring national integrity by the Georgian Patriarch succeeds, it is not likely the Georgian government will support these efforts." Despite this, Shevardnadze said he appeals to the Georgian Government to support the Patriarch and to establish contacts with Russia.

More English teachers arrive in Georgia

Native English Teachers continue to arrive within the frame of the educational program “Teach and Learn with Georgia”. Before the beginning of the new academic year, several groups of volunteer teachers are expected to arrive. Up to 1500 teachers will begin their assignments in 2011, 24 Hours reports.

The latest groups of volunteer teachers arrived in Georgia from the US, Canada, Great Britain and Australia. Teachers will undergo training before beginning their assignments. During the summer, the volunteer teachers will get involved in various educational projects, for example taking part in summer school activities. Beginning with the new academic year, these teachers will be placed in secondary schools in Tbilisi and in the regions of Imereti, Samegrelo, Adjara, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kakheti, Guria, Shida Kartli and Kvemo Kartli.