Tbilisi (Georgian:თბილისი[tʰˈbiliˌsi]), commonly known by its former name Tiflis, and often mispronounced as Tiblisi, is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Kura River with a population of roughly 1.5 million inhabitants. Founded in the 5th century by the monarch of Georgia's ancient precursor Kingdom of Iberia, Tbilisi has since served, with intermissions, as the capital of various Georgian kingdoms and republics. Under the Russian rule, from 1801 to 1917 Tiflis was the seat of the Imperial Viceroy governing both sides of the entire Caucasus.
Located on the southeastern edge of Europe, Tbilisi's proximity to lucrative east-west trade routes often made the city a point of contention between various rival empires throughout history and the city's location to this day ensures its position as an important transit route for global energy and trade projects. Tbilisi's varied history is reflected in its architecture, which is a mix of medieval, classical, and Soviet structures.
The Spring Rhythms. Tbilisi-80 (Russian:Весенние ритмы. Тбилиси-80, Vesennye ritmy. Tbilisi-80) was a musical event held in Tbilisi, capital of the Georgian SSR, Soviet Union, from March 8 to March 16, 1980. It was the first official rock festival in the Soviet Union and is frequently considered the turning point in the history of Soviet and Russian rock music.
The festival was organized by the Georgian National Philharmonic Hall, the Union of Composers of the Georgian SSR, and the Republican Center for Youth Culture at the Georgian KomsomolCentral Committee. The acclaimed Russian musicologist and the first Soviet rock-critic Artemy Troitsky was also heavily involved in organizing the event. The organizers enjoyed the support of Eduard Shevardnadze, the contemporary First Secretary of Georgian Communist Party, who is said to have sought, in this way, to pacify the Georgian youth increasingly involved in nationalist and dissident activities after the April 1978 demonstrations in Tbilisi, and to nurture his image as a liberal leader.
Perhaps most infamously, in 2019 protestors in Tbilisi rallied against a visiting Russian Communist MP after he was invited to address the parliament from the speaker’s chair ...Police in Belarus and Russia will look to the revolutions in Kyiv and Tbilisi and see what became of those who had sided with the authorities.
In the early hours of April 9, unknown perpetrators smashed all the windows of the car as it was parked near the home of the broadcaster’s driver, Archil Tibunashvili, in the village of Gamarjveba near Tbilisi, the capital, according to news reports and Zurab Gumbaridze, the broadcaster’s chief executive officer, who spoke with CPJ via phone.
Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner has left the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, where local ... According to Georgia's 1TV channel, law enforcement officers were mobilized at the international airport in Tbilisi, from which where Pozner and those accompanying him departed early morning.
Legendary military commander, Major GeneralArkady Ter-Tadevosyan, who was known by his nom de guerre—Komandos— passed away Wednesday. He was 81 ... Ter-Tadevosyan is best known as the commander of the operation of liberation of Shushi on May 8, 1992. He was born in Tbilisi. After graduating from there, he decided to become an officer ... .