Eighteen-year-old Vako Marchelashvil of of Tbilisi, Georgia, spent six months preparing to the break the previous Guinness World Record of five cubes.
Score one for public engagement in a former Soviet country. Grassroots protests over Georgian leaders' plans to cozy up closer to the Russian energy giant Gazprom have led to the government dropping those plans.
Animals as well as humans have suffered from greed and neglect across the former Soviet Union, animals-rights activists say. Some of the worst offenders have been organizations owned by the government, such as zoos and circuses.
The morning after I arrived in Tbilisi after a two-year break (for semi-political reasons, but that's another story), I naively decided to walk -- instead of taking a taxi, as per my parents' suggestion -- to my meeting at the American Councils offices right off Chavchavadze Avenue.
The recent flood in my hometown Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, has drawn international attention and thousands of volunteers from across the country.
The recent flood in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, drew international attention mostly because the flood destroyed the Tbilisi Zoo.
There were no immediate reports that any of the fatalities were due to animal attacks. The zoo said one of the dead was Guliko
Does rooting for America in hockey and Russia in figure skating make me a "multi-nationalist" or a "patriotically challenged" citizen?
A walk down Rustaveli Avenue, so named after a 12th Century Georgian poet, on a cold January morning allowed me to appreciate some of the country's history, which my guide recounted with relish.
By all counts, Georgia is a wounded nation. Over the centuries, the Georgians have been invaded, occupied, looted, and killed