sovietization

Sovietization

Tbilisi addresses preserving fragments of Georgia’s Sovietization. Text and photos by Tamar Esakia Photo: National Archives of Georgia Kojori is a small town near Tbilisi – actually, it is technically in Tbilisi, because the administrative division places it within the city limits. Located at 1350 meters above sea level, Kojori – with its long cool […]

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Time-Traveling—Tskaltubo’s Soviet Ghosts

Exactly 10 minutes from Kutaisi, I find myself on a different planet completely by accident. That’s the only feeling one gets at the swimming pool of the abandoned Bathhouse #8 in Tskaltubo. I knew about this pool mostly from photo sessions by my friends and foreign photographers. And now I’m here in person, still suspecting […]

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Vashlovani—the Other Side of Georgia

The Story of the Georgian Sanctuary and Georgian Mars Text by Tinatin Mosiashvili, Journalist and tour guide Briefly If it’s not your first time in Georgia and you’ve already grown accustomed to the sights of Mtatsminda, Kazbegi, Ushba, or Shkhara, and if you’ve already taken part in a rtveli harvest, dipped churchkhela candy, sated yourself […]

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Freedom Square Tour

How much is there within one small circle Text by Tamar Esakia The main city square of Tbilisi often does not seem itself, sometimes because of turmoil and protest rallies or because of hellish traffic jams, but sometimes because of a more enjoyable reason: New Year’s decorations. Now is the time when anything can trigger […]

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