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Tbilisi was named after its hot sulphur springs, where, legend goes, a king established the city after being impressed by the springs. Even today, the city has a spa culture with many brick-domed sulphur baths, some built in Persian style with colorful glazed facades, especially the Orbeliani Bathhouse.
Last week saw another scandal in occupied Abkhazia, this time connected with the rest of Georgia. The Asian Stink Bug problem has been substituted with the Abkhazian doctors problem; those who cross the occupation line and travel to Tbilisi to attend medical trainings. As they say in Sokhumi: “what ...

As expected, both Sokhumi and Tskhinvali have immediately rejected the initiative. But this does not seem to faze Tbilisi much. “On the economic side of the initiative, we do not expect that it will produce results within two months. But if we do not do anything, nothing will ever happen,” insists Tsikhelashvili.
The works for Tbilisi Art Fair are being curated by a group of invited experts to ensure that they are of high quality. Members of TAF's board include Rita Janssen, advisor for international cultural cooperation for BOZAR and Nicolas V. Iljine, who participated in the creation of museum projects such as ...
This Thursday, April 26, the Ukrainian Film Festival themed “Ukraine in Focus” starts in Tbilisi. Every day until Sunday, April 29, a handful of contemporary Ukrainian films will be shown at the Amirani Cinema. Entrance is free for all guests wishing to see the latest Ukrainian movie creations. The festival is to ...
A group of Georgians and Armenians living in Tbilisi, gathered on Sunday evening at the Armenian Embassy in Tbilisi to express solidarity with the Armenian people, who have been holding large-scale protest rallies against the Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, since April 13. The demonstrators in ...

Video PlayerClose. GEORGIA-TBILISI-FASHION WEEK. A model presents a creation by designer Tamara Tsiteladze from Georgia in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, on April 22, 2018.(Xinhua/Kulumbegashvili Tamuna) ...
Any economic activity that starts from 8pm and lasts until morning is considered a 'Night Economy.' It involves various directions, including transport and communications, restaurant and hotel business, culture industry, trade and tourism. An explanation was made by Tbilisi Mayor, Kakha Kaladze on Friday, ...
Tbilisi will host the meeting of the World Bank executive board for the first time in May this year, Georgia's Finance Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said after a meeting with the World Bank Group's Executive Director, Frank Heemskerk, which was held in Washington DC yesterday. Mamuka Bakhtadze and ...
Following in the footsteps of many European cities, Georgia's capital of Tbilisi plans to revive nightlife and the night time economy of the capital which is a significant contributor to a city's economy. Tbilisi City Hall presented the concept plan for developing night-time economy in Tbilisi today, which includes ...
Tbilisi, Georgia – April 25 @ Adjara Group Property (Top hotel chain in Georgia). How many years has it been going? 1st. What was the inspiration to start it? Education shortfalls and national bank / ministry / gov requests. What exciting things can people look forward to? Regional representation from the ...
“Fashion and nightlife are blooming in Tbilisi,” says Gola, adding that nightlife in particular has played a “huge role” in drawing more people to the city. ... In the past five years, however, Tbilisi's electronic music scene has flourished, while new galleries, restaurants and creative spaces continue to open.
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze spoke of the importance of the land use master plan for Tbilisi and promised his office will assist the authors in improving the project. Photo from Tbilisi City Hall's press office. Kaladze said the master plan is vital for Tbilisi and himself as the mayor of the capital. It cost 2.8 million ...
Peter Paltchik of Israel reached the highest step on a Grand Prix podium for the second time in his career with a fine win over debuting Russian opponent Mirab Margiev in Tbilisi. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam bronze medallist Paltchik, 26, had too much experience for Merab Margiev, 26, who was gracing the IJF ...
For the fifth year in a row, Tbilisi International Airport has been named one of the best airports in Eastern Europe at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018, held last week in Stockholm. TAV Georgia (Tbilisi and Batumi International Airports) reports that as a result of surveying air-travelers, the International ...
The arbitrary change of Tbilisi look, including the change of the color of the buildings will be followed by 500 GEL fine. Under the current Code, ... In addition, tightened administrative punishment also refers to damaging yards, squares and streets on the territory of Tbilisi. Previously, such actions were ...
The Tbilisi Grand Prix 2018 took place in Georgia last weekend, and there were a number of wins via ground techniques, known as "newaza" in judo terminology. Watch below for five example from the men's divisions, where we've highlighted four armbars and one particularly nasty choke from the back.

Oman's budget airline SalamAir will be flying to Tbilisi in Georgia and Baku in Azerbaijan starting June 14 directly from Muscat. The airline tweeted on Monday that people looking to travel during the Eid holidays should look no further as 'SalamAir will be flying Tbilisi three times a week and Baku twice a ...
A. My first impression of Georgia was of course Tbilisi. And when I walked for the first time through the streets of Tbilisi I told myself “what an inspiring city this is!” It is the pull of history, and not only history, but a creative, young spirit; old traditions on one side and on the other side - a young population with a ...
Ukraine's Anna Muzychuk ranks third at European Rapid Chess Championship in Tbilisi. 23:20, 01 April 2018. Ukraine. 22. Comments. Muzychuk was earlier reported to have skipped the Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships in Saudi Arabia in December 2017 over human rights controversy. Photo from UNIAN.
Georgian judokas have triumphed at Tbilisi Grand Prix receiving five gold, three silver and six bronze medals at a competition hosted in the Georgian capital ... Tushishvili received a new title in his ever-growing career to send Georgian fans home happy during the last contest of the Tbilisi Grand Prix 2018.
Moreover, Tbilisi constantly reminds Russia that the Georgian authorities have on multiple occasions taken it upon themselves not to use force in the conflict zones: Georgia signed the six-point Sarkozy-Medvedev agreement in August 2012, and Saakashvili publicly announced Georgia's policy of non-use ...
Day one of the Tbilisi Grand Prix here in Georgia saw Vazha Margvelashvili become man of the day. He was superb all day long and after a sublime ouchi-gari he used an armlock to score ippon in his first contest. Next up was a brilliant counter against Israel's Yarin Menaged before he came up against last ...
Time will pass and after decades we might recall today's Tbilisi like we evoke Soviet Tbilisi in our memory when looking at old photos of the 70s. Photography is one of the most important archives recording the history of the city and different stages of its development. At present, we are witnessing Tbilisi in ...
The thief in law Suliko Sharikadze (Suliko Tbilissky) has been detained at Tbilisi International Airport, Georgia Online reported. The Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs detained the criminal on arrival from Belarus. Sharikadze, who was thief-crowned in 1993, is going to be tried for belonging to the "thieves' ...
The “illegal occupation and annexation” of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, “were committed in complete disregard for the Constitution and legislation of Ukraine, as well as for the fundamental norms and principles of international law,” the Georgian MFA said in its ...
Senior managers of the Jazeera Airways confirmed their desire to launch regular flights between Tbilisi and El-Kuwait. Representatives of the Kuwait air company noted that they consider Georgia's aviation market to have vast prospects for further growth and development. The meeting also focused on the ...
“Conduction of Caspian Energy Forum in Tbilisi is particularly important with regard to the development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as the development of the business-to-government dialogue, establishment of business contacts and realization of ideas, projects and innovative ...
A brand-new international competition for young opera singers will be launched in Tbilisi next month, with an aim of discovering emerging talent judged by famed opera professionals from leading companies. The Tbilisi International Voice Competition Opera Crown, established by the Tbilisi Opera and ...
The Days of Minsk will be held in Tbilisi on 21-23 March. The program features business, cultural and sporting events. In particular, the parties will sign a trade and economic cooperation program for 2018-2020. Cooperation agreements will be signed by the Minsk City Technopark and Georgia's Innovation ...
They may be marionettes, but this is seriously moving stuff. Attached to the theater, and built by Gabriadze in 2011, is one of the city's most instantly recognizable landmarks: the Leaning Tower of Tbilisi. Keep an eye on the tower on the stroke of each hour, when an angel mannequin comes out to strike the ...
Over 300 contestants are about to converge in the Black Sea city of Batumi for nearly two weeks of competition within the European Individual Chess Championships, before European Women's Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships take place in capital Tbilisi. The former tournament is set to run between ...
One of the historic parts of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi will soon be given new life as a rehabilitation and restoration project of Lado Gudiashvili Square has officially kicked off today. Unveiling the project, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze thanked the people who have been protecting Gudiashvili Square from ...
The Georgian capital of Tbilisi has long been a crossroads for many different faiths, and a unique example of this religious openness can be seen at the Jumah Mosque. Located amid the sulfur baths of the city's ancient Abanotubani district, down the road from a church and synagogue, this simple red brick mosque is known ...
Back in Tbilisi, this asparagus appeared in the central bazaar a couple weeks ago, along with other welcomed indications that springtime has finally arrived: baby potatoes, Armenian tarragon, purple basil, nettles and ekala, a wild spinach from west Georgia. While most people here associate springtime ...
Tbilisi City Hall has announced the creation of a new public park for Georgia's capital of Tbilisi. Covering 13,000 square metres, the new park will be located in Tbilisi's district of Gldani. Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze visited Gldani today to see how the new park will be developed there. He said that the project ...
Tbilisi City Hall has announced the creation of a new public park for Georgia's capital of Tbilisi. Covering 13,000 square metres, the new park will be located in Tbilisi's district of Gldani, according to Agenda.ge. Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze visited Gldani yesterday to see how the new park will be developed ...
Around 200 guests partied until late in honor of revered Scottish poet Robert Burns at the 9th Tbilisi Gala Benefit Burns Supper and Ball at the Funicular Ballroom on February 3, which helped to raise over 43,000 GEL for charity. Three charitable causes – Temi Community (caring for a wide range of ...
The former colonel Dodo Gugeshashvili of the now-disbanded Mkhedrioni military formation was shot in her home along with her son in Tbilisi's Dighomi district. Dodo Gugeshashvili with her son Nodar Gugeshashvili. Source: primetime. While Dodo Gugeshashvili survived, her son, Nodar Gugeshashvili, ...
Former French player Christian Karembeu (2nd L) and Georgian football star Kakha Kaladze (3rd L) gesture as they present the FIFA World Cup Trophy during a ceremony in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Feb. 8, 2018. The FIFA World Cup trophy arrived in Tbilisi on Thursday as part of its worldwide tour ahead of the ...
Today, February 8, 2018, marks the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Tbilisi State University, Georgia's oldest and largest university. Founded at the time when the collapse of the Romanov Dynsasty briefly allowed for the establishment of an independent Georgia, Tbilisi State University ...
Spread over more than 450 sqm, located on the first floor of Tbilisi Mall at 16km Aghmashenebeli Alley, the new Zara Home store represents all the collections of the home wear brand, including Zara Home Kids. The newly opened Zara Home also features an innovative design, true to the current image of ...
TBILISI, DFWatch–A woman who served in a banned paramilitary force in the 1990s and her son was shot in Tbilisi Wednesday morning. Dodo Gugeshashvili (59), a former high-ranking member of the Mkhedrioni paramilitary group, sustained a wound to her chest and was hospitalized. Her son, 32 year ...
The capital of Georgia has been on our “we wish we could expand here” list for ages, and we're super happy we finally had the chance to do it with the dreamteam of Spotters we selected. Check out Spotted by Locals Tbilisi! Georgia (and Tbilisi) has experienced a mini boom in tourism the past few years, ...
#“The new building in central Tbilisi will be equipped with modern facilities, with electrical and civil engineering labs, classrooms, teaching and common areas,” reports the Trend News Agency. “The construction of the academic building started in August 2017 and is expected to be fully finished and ...
In those days, descending into Tbilisi's metro was a leap of faith. You never knew if a power outage would strand the train, bursting with human load, deep in a tunnel and you'd spent an indefinite, dimly lit period of time gasping in the embrace of your fellow commuters. You could only hope then that you ...
Tbilisi Mayor's Office will start mandatory registration of taxis. The statement was made by Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze on January 24. Kaladze stated that the residents of Tbilisi and the guests of the capital deserve a high-quality, safe and comfortable taxi service. The Mayor explained that the mandatory ...
The FINANCIAL -- Minister of Internally Displaced Persons From The Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia, Sozar Subari together with the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Romeo Mikautadze and the Mayor of Tbilisi, Kakha Kaladze examined the ...
An exhibition titled "Religions in Georgia" has opened in Tbilisi on the initiative of the Georgian State Agency for Religious Issues. ... by the National Museum of Georgia, displays various religious books, attributes, historical photographs and documents, an APA correspondent reported from Tbilisi.
With nearly 32,000 searches in the last 12 months, a potential city pair from Tbilisi to Copenhagen has been identified as this week's "Skyscanner-anna.aero Unserved Route of the Week” – a powerful analysis based on aspirational data captured from the Skyscanner.net flight comparison site used by +60 ...


 

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