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.
"The creation of new corridors, in addition to facilitating trade, will lead to revenue generation for the country and reduce transportation costs," IRNA quoted him as telling a meeting of a joint transport commission in Tbilisi...Iran’s Roads and TransportationOrganization then issued a ban on the country’s trucks traveling to the isolated enclave.
Former Georgian PresidentMikheil Saakashvili’s agreed Friday that he would end his 50-day hunger strike once he was transferred to a military hospital, the official's lawyer told Reuters ... On Friday night, Saakashvili’s lawyer told Reuters he would be transported to a military hospital in Gori, located east of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi ... Mr ... ....
The battery is wound up, a soft melody begins to play, and the porcelain figures start to twirl, gracefully. You sit back, astounded and delighted ... A string of traditional instruments was enough to transport one to Tbilisi! Needless to say, one would want to return to the show, simply to hear them all over again ... Bravo indeed!. email@example.com .
13 (Xinhua) -- Turkey expects freight transport to increase on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railroad in the coming period when structural obstacles will be completely eliminated, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu said Wednesday.
Gharibashvili met with Azerbaijani PresidentIlham Aliyev in Baku late last month three weeks after receiving Pashinyan in Tbilisi... “Tbilisi has taken ... It is not clear whether Tbilisi hopes to arrange more such swaps or assist in the opening of Armenian-Azerbaijani transport links.
The lifting of transport quotas and liberalization of transports among Turkic Council countries are of critical importance, said Turkey's trade minister on Friday ... “Regional and holistic efforts should be made to facilitate transportation and reduce transportation costs.”.