Vazha Tavberidze

Vazha Tavberidze is a staff writer with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Georgian service. RFE/RL is a media organisation covering news in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Middle East.

Georgia’s Euros run gave the nation some respite

If you had told me a month ago that Georgia would make it into the play-offs, defeating Portugal on the way, I’d have called you mad – which, much like in English, isn’t a word in Georgian that necessarily carries a negative connotation. Over these last two weeks, especially after the historic 2-0 win against