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UEFA Super Cup Ticket Rush in Tbilisi

UEFA Super Cup Ticket Rush in Tbilisi

Thousands of football fans in Georgia rushed to buy tickets for a match between Champions League winner FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC, the winner of UEFA Europa League, in an…
Tbilisi Open Air 2015

Tbilisi Open Air 2015

Tbilisi Open Air 2015 music festival was held on the shore of a water reservoir, known as Tbilisi Sea, in the suburb of the Georgian capital on July 3-7. About…
Yazidi Temple and Community Center in Tbilisi

Yazidi Temple and Community Center in Tbilisi

On June 16, 2015 Tbilisi’s small community of Yazidis celebrated the opening of a complex uniting temple and community center in the Varkteli suburb of the Georgian capital.
Flooded Mziuri Park

Flooded Mziuri Park

Mziuri Park in the center of Tbilisi is among the areas worse affected by the deadly flood in the capital city. Bodies of four people were recovered from the flooded…
Volunteers in Tbilisi Flood Relief Efforts

Volunteers in Tbilisi Flood Relief Efforts

Volunteers are turning out in large number to help in clearing up flood-hit areas from debris and mud.
Flood in Tbilisi in Pictures

Flood in Tbilisi in Pictures

Devastating flood in central parts of Tbilisi from the night of June 13 to June 14, 2015 claimed the lives of at least 19 people, left dozens of families without…
Flood in Tbilisi

Flood in Tbilisi

Devastating flood in central parts of Tbilisi from the night of June 13 to June 14, 2015 claimed the lives of at least 19 people, left dozens of families without…
Rally for Decriminalization of Marijuana

Rally for Decriminalization of Marijuana

Every year on June 2, since 2013, rallies are held in Tbilisi and some other cities of the country to demand decriminalization of marijuana. Under the Georgian law possession of…
U.S.-Georgian Joint Military Exercises

U.S.-Georgian Joint Military Exercises

Two-week long joint U.S-Georgian military exercises, Noble Partner, are held at the Vaziani training area outside Tbilisi on May 11-25. About 600 soldiers from the both countries are participating in…
International Day Against Homophobia in Tbilisi

International Day Against Homophobia in Tbilisi

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia was marked with several small and brief outdoor rallies in Tbilisi on May 17, 2015.
Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie

Dozens of people gathered outside the French Institute of Georgia in Tbilisi on January 8 in a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of the attack on satirical magazine…
Anaklia Gearing Up for ‘Rave Republic’

Anaklia Gearing Up for ‘Rave Republic’

After Russia’s annexation of Crimea, organizers of annual electronic music party KaZantip decided to move the event, first launched on the peninsula two decades ago, to Anaklia on Georgia’s Black…
Celebrating Association Agreement with EU in Tbilisi

Celebrating Association Agreement with EU in Tbilisi

Signing of the Association Agreement with the EU in Brussels on June 27, 2014 was celebrated in Tbilisi with an outdoor concert on Europe Square.
Lelo Burti – Easter Battle for Ball in Shukhuti

Lelo Burti – Easter Battle for Ball in Shukhuti

Every year on Easter Sunday residents of lower and upper Shukhuti village in western Georgian region of Guria compete in Lelo Burti, a traditional Georgian game similar to rugby. The…
Gig in Support of Ukraine

Gig in Support of Ukraine

Several Georgian music bands and singers played an outdoor gig outside former parliament building in Tbilisi center in support of Ukraine on March 15. The concert was held under the…
Karajala

Karajala

Karajala is a relatively large village with up to 9,000 inhabitants in Kakheti, a region in eastern part of Georgia. Located close to the town of Telavi, Karajala is populated…
2013 in Pictures

2013 in Pictures

Overview of some of the major developments of 2013.
2013 in Pictures

2013 in Pictures

Overview of some of the major developments of 2013.
Stalin in His Hometown and Beyond

Stalin in His Hometown and Beyond

Parliament passed on December 25 with its final reading amendments to the Liberty Charter aimed at actual enforcement of measure to prevent public display of symbols of totalitarian communist regime.…
Presidential Inauguration

Presidential Inauguration

Giorgi Margvelashvili was sworn-in as Georgia’s fourth president on November 17.
Life Along the Dividing Line

Life Along the Dividing Line

Russian troops started erecting fences along the breakaway South Ossetian administrative boundary line in 2009, intensifying the process this year. In some places the fences go through villages, splitting them…
Photos: Presidential Election

Photos: Presidential Election

Georgia held presidential vote on October 27 in which GD presidential candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili is set to win outright victory without requiring second round run-off.
Presidential Election

Presidential Election

Georgia held presidential vote on October 27 in which GD presidential candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili is set to win outright victory without requiring second round run-off. The election marked the first…
Tbilisi Ahead of Presidential Vote

Tbilisi Ahead of Presidential Vote

Campaign billboards and banners of presidential candidates are the most visible sign of upcoming presidential election on October 27. Outdoor banners and billboards of GD’s Giorgi Margvelashvili, Nino Burjanadze, leader…
Mtskhetoba

Mtskhetoba

Every year on October 14 thousands flock to a small town of Mtskheta, close to Tbilisi, to mark a religious celebration related to a legend according to which Christ’s crucifixion…
Protest Gig Against Occupation, Sochi Olympics

Protest Gig Against Occupation, Sochi Olympics

Several Georgian music bands and singers performed at an outdoor protest concert in downtown Tbilisi on October 13 against Russia’s occupation of Georgian territories and against Georgia’s decision to participate…
Presidential Candidates

Presidential Candidates

23 candidates are running in the October 27 presidential election – the largest number of candidates since Georgia held its first presidential election in 1991; five presidential elections have been…
Photos: ‘Borderisation’ in Dvani

Photos: ‘Borderisation’ in Dvani

The village of Dvani on administrative boundary line with breakaway South Ossetia has seen series of rallies of various groups in recent weeks with participants, who mainly are arriving there…
Tbilisoba

Tbilisoba

Tbilisoba, the annual celebration of the capital city’s day first introduced in 1979, was marked over the weekend on October 5-6. The celebration involves various festivities and events mainly concentrated…
‘Borderisation’ in Dvani

‘Borderisation’ in Dvani

The village of Dvani on administrative boundary line with breakaway South Ossetia has seen series of rallies of various groups in recent weeks with participants, who mainly are arriving there…
Gali District in Pictures

Gali District in Pictures

On September 18 a special commission of breakaway Abkhazia’s Parliament is expected to present its findings of four-month long probe into distribution of Abkhaz passports to the residents of predominantly…
Gali District in Pictures

Gali District in Pictures

On September 18 a special commission of breakaway Abkhazia’s Parliament is expected to present its findings of four-month long investigation into distribution of Abkhaz passports to the residents of predominantly…
Tbilisi Open Air Music Festival 2013

Tbilisi Open Air Music Festival 2013

Dinamo Arena stadium hosted on June 5 Tbilisi Open Air annual music festival in which Deep Purple was a headlining act; lineup also included: electroclash band from Paris Black Strobe;…
Photos: Independence Day

Photos: Independence Day

Georgia marked its Independence Day on May 26 with series of outdoor events in Tbilisi and twenty five other towns across the country. There was no army parade, but military…
Georgia Marks Independence Day

Georgia Marks Independence Day

Georgia marked its Independence Day on May 26 with series of festivities and various outdoor events in Tbilisi and twenty five other towns across the country. There was no army…
Photos: ‘No to Theocracy’ Rally and Counter Demo

Photos: ‘No to Theocracy’ Rally and Counter Demo

A week after Orthodox clergy-led crowd violently attacked an attempted anti-homophobia rally, several hundred people gathered in downtown Tbilisi park under the slogan ‘No to Theocracy’
‘No to Theocracy’ Rally and Counter Demo

‘No to Theocracy’ Rally and Counter Demo

A week after Orthodox clergy-led crowd violently attacked an attempted anti-homophobia rally, several hundred people gathered on May 24 in downtown Tbilisi park under the slogan ‘No to Theocracy’ to…
Violence Against Anti-Homophobia Rally

Violence Against Anti-Homophobia Rally

Violence erupted in downtown Tbilisi on May 17 after police failed to contain aggressive anti-gay protesters, led by Orthodox clergy, from moving in direction of a venue where a small…
Patrol Base Lazika in Helmand

Patrol Base Lazika in Helmand

On October 9 Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System, DVIDS, which is a media and public relations operation run by the U.S. Third Army, released September images of construction of…
Saakashvili, Ivanishvili Meet in Presidential Palace

Saakashvili, Ivanishvili Meet in Presidential Palace

On October 9 President Saakashvili received in the presidential palace Bidzina Ivanishvili, whose Georgian Dream coalition won the parliamentary elections and is set to form new government. The meeting lasted…
Elections and its Immediate Aftermath

Elections and its Immediate Aftermath

Georgian Dream supporters hit the streets in the capital Tbilisi and other parts of the country shortly after the early exit polls were announced to celebrate victory in the October…
Prison Abuse Protests

Prison Abuse Protests

Students hit streets again in large numbers on September 24 as part of ongoing protests following the prison abuse scandal, which broke out after television stations showed on September 18…
Rabati, Akhaltsikhe

Rabati, Akhaltsikhe

An old part of Akhaltsikhe, town in Samtskhe-Javakheti region about 200 kilometers from Tbilisi, known as Rabati, which has undergone large-scale restoration over the past 15 months, opened its doors…
Tbilisi Ropeways

Tbilisi Ropeways

A new cable car system, installed by Leitner Ropeways, was opened in Tbilisi. The new ropeway is mainly designed as a tourist attraction, which crosses between Rike Park and Narikala…
Tbilisi Open Air Music Festival

Tbilisi Open Air Music Festival

In 2009 when Georgia refused to participate in Eurovision song contest in Moscow after the contest organizer, European Broadcasting Union, told Georgia to re-write its song lyrics, poking fun at…
Georgian Dream’s Campaign Rally

Georgian Dream’s Campaign Rally

Georgian Dream opposition coalition, led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, marked formal launch of its campaign ahead of parliamentary elections in October with a large rally on the Freedom Square in…
Independence Day

Independence Day

Kutaisi was focal point of this year’s celebrations of the Independence Day on May 26 as Georgia’s second-largest city hosted first session of Parliament in yet to be fully constructed…
‘Festival of Colors’ in Tbilisi

‘Festival of Colors’ in Tbilisi

Several hundred young people gathered on May 24 on a small lake of Kus Tba (Turtle Lake) in Tbilisi, throwing colored powder at each other, emulating Holi, the Hindu Festival…
Gay Activists Rally Outside Parliament

Gay Activists Rally Outside Parliament

Several dozen of gay rights activists and their supporters gathered outside the Parliament on May 18 in what they said was a protest to violence a day earlier, when the…
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