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.
Not only has the location in Tbilisi established itself as a central hub for the transport of goods between Europe and Central Asia, but it is also becoming increasingly important as a logistics center as the industrial and utilities sectors in the Caucasus region are growing and, with them, the import and export of goods.
“I hope that Armenia will demonstrate political will and will sign the peace treaty with Azerbaijan, which is based on internationally recognized principles,” Aliyev said on Monday in Tbilisi after talks with Georgia’s prime minister Iraklu Gharibashvili ...Official Tbilisi ...
Aside from its strategic significance on the map, Georgia is an oil transport hub where infrastructure passes through like the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which is managed by a consortium in which British Petroleum (BP) is the largest shareholder; it features other fossil fuel companies like Total from France and ExxonMobil from America.
(MENAFN - AzerNews) By Ayya Lmahamad Some 463 million tons of Azerbaijani oil were transported through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline over the 16 years, Azernews reports with reference to Energy... .
The current geopolitical situation exacerbated by the Ukraine war and sanctions imposed on Russia has led the energy-rich Central Asian country of Kazakhstan to find alternate routes to transport its gas and oil to global markets ... It currently transports 12 million tons per year, of which 10 million tons of oil is Russian,” he said.
- Possible alternative routes for Kazakhstan's oil include transit via Russian ports, pipeline exports to China, supplies to Azerbaijan's Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan system and Georgia's ports, but all the destinations have limited capacity and multiply transport costs for shippers.
The two countries have reached an agreement to create a joint investment fund to develop and promote promising cooperation projects in both countries, and have agreed to improve efficiency by using the transport communications system, including the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, media reports said.
According to the statement from the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU), two coaches transporting the team from Tbilisi airport to their hotel crashed into each other when "the driver of the first of the ...