What is Tbilisi known for?

previous strength

"Brilliant" for his role in restoring the country's previous strength and Christian culture. George V was the last great king of the unified Georgian state. After his death, different local rulers fought for their independence from central Georgian rule, until the total disintegration of the Kingdom in the 15th century. Georgia was further weakened by several disastrous invasions (Timur's invasions of Georgia) by Tamerlane (Timur). Invasions continued, giving the Kingdom no time

feature unusual

News. Technology & Science. August 25, 2004. Amanda Onion. ''RNC to Feature Unusual Forms of Sound: Unusual Forms of Sound to Emanate From RNC'' but not used; it was extensively used against opposition protesters in Tbilisi, Georgia (Georgia (country)), in November 2007. RussiaToday : News : Georgian police accused of brutality birth_date Commons:Category:Tbilisi

century portrait

the 1180s and no later than the first decade of the 13th century, most probably c. 1205-1207. thumb 19th century portrait of Shota Rustaveli (Image:Shota niello.jpg) Urban music must have started as soon as the first cities appeared in Georgia. Tbilisi became the capital of Georgia in the fifth century, and was known as the cultural centre of Caucasus. Tbilisi was on the important routes connecting the East with the West, as well as the North


With Humphrey Bogart quotes on the menu and enormous "Casablanca" posters on the wall, not to mention the tantalizing white piano indoors, Cafe Casablanca is an homage to one of cinema's most romantic movies. With a menu that blends retro Americana and Moroccan cuisine, and Hollywood-price cocktails, this is one of the most atmospheric bars in the city. Live light jazz and chansons on Saturday. * '''Elvis Cafe''' just opened in about July 2010 in the Philharmonic Center (hint: take the underground walkway to get over - traffic is busy and unpredictable). Elvis Cafe offers American, Italian, Thai Asian fusion cuisine and sushi. They also have a bar (alcohol) and a nice selection of deserts. Food is fast and tasty, very clean and bright. Staff speaks English. * Commons:Category:Tbilisi

rich building

* His father had grown rich building

international working

. * February 21 – Rezā Khan (Rezā Shāh) and Seyyed Zia'eddin Tabatabaee stage a coup d'état in Iran. * February 25 – The Red Army enters Georgian (Democratic Republic of Georgia) capital Tbilisi and installs a Moscow-directed communist government. * February 27 – The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is formed in Vienna. Exploration and Colonization * The city of Tbilisi (Georgia (Georgia (country))) on the Kura River is founded by king Vakhtang I (Vakhtang I of Iberia) of Iberia (Caucasian Iberia). Its location gives it control of the trade routes (Silk Road) between western and eastern Transcaucasia (South Caucasus). * Margarete Maultasch, Countess of Tyrol (County of Tyrol), expels her husband John Henry of Bohemia, to whom she had been married as a child. She subsequently marries Louis of Bavaria (Louis V the Brandenburger) without having been divorced, which results in the excommunication of the couple. * Tbilisi becomes a capital of European Christian Cathedra after city Smirna. George V (the brilliant) returns Jerusalem and Grave of Christ from Muslims. * Saluzzo is sacked by Manfred V of Saluzzo. Bristol was among the first cities to adopt the idea of town twinning (Twin towns and sister cities). In 1947 it was twinned with Bordeaux and then with Hannover, Commons:Category:Tbilisi

research construction

to 14th annual All Soviet Komsomol Summit being held in Moscow as the representative of Azerbaijani students. In 1960-1963, he served as Chairman of the Baku Student Council; in 1962 through 1966, he worked as tutor in ''Baku Komsomol Committee'' and chaired the Yasamal (Yasamal raion) Komsomol Committee. In 1966-1967, during his doctoral studies Hasanov conducted scientific research at ''Scientific Research Construction Materials and Establishments Institute''. In 1967, he was appointed to the position of tutor at Central Committee of Azerbaijan Communist Party. DATE OF BIRTH October 20, 1940 PLACE OF BIRTH Tbilisi, Georgia (Georgia (country)) DATE OF DEATH - style "background-color: #DDDDDD" Tbilisi Commons:Category:Tbilisi

successful attempt

him for corrupion. Shevardnadze left party work after getting appointed to First Deputy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Georgian SSR in 1964. It was his successful attempt at putting Lolashvili behind bar's which got him promoted to the First Deputyship. In 1965 he was appointed Minister of Internal Affairs of the Georgian SSR. After initiatsing a successful anti-corruption campaign supported by the Soviet government Shevardnadze was voted-in as Second Secretary

series production

Forces . The first prototype made its maiden flight on 22 February 1975. After testing, the aircraft went into series production in 1978 at Tbilisi in the Soviet Republic of Georgia (Georgian SSR). Russian air (Russian Air Force) and ground (Russian Ground Forces) forces nicknamed it "''Grach''" ("Rook (Rook (bird))"). During flight-testing phases of the T8-1 and T8-2 prototypes' development, the Sukhoi Design Bureau's management proposed that the series

production of the Su-25 should start at Factory No. 31 in Tbilisi, Soviet Republic of Georgia (Georgian SSR), which at that time was the major manufacturing base for the MiG-21UM "Mongol-B" trainer. After negotiations and completion of all stages of the state trials, the Soviet Ministry of Aircraft Production authorised manufacture of the Su-25 at Tbilisi, allowing series production to start in 1978. ; Commons:Category:Tbilisi

multiple people

'' card (2 GEL) at the counter (more than one person can use the card). You can top up the card with any amount you like, and use it for travel both on the metro and on buses. In Fall 2012, Tbilisi introduced free transfer system between metro and buses, allowing for an hour and a half of free transfer. It applies across metro-to-metro, and bus-to-bus, as well as across systems. You can use one card for multiple people, however, the second person will cost 0.50 GEL each time. 300px thumb Kura river, Tbilisi (File:KuraTbilisi.jpg) By bus City buses are yellow, and come in various sizes. The bus number and a description of the route are usually listed on signs in the bus windows, but only in Georgian. The city recently installed electronic arrival boards, with reasonably accurate estimated arrival times, at bus stops on major roads. The signs alternate between English and Georgian and display the bus number, minutes to arrival and destination. Board through any door you like, usually the double doors in the middle are easiest. A journey costs 0.50 GEL, and exact change is required if you don't have a touch card (which can be purchased at metro stations). Metromoney cards allow free transfers, and can be topped up at many pay boxes around the city, in addition to metro stations. Hold onto the ticket you receive on the bus; you will need to present it to the yellow-shirted ticket checkers. By minibus Marshrutkas are vans which service the side streets of the city; they are independently owned. Like buses, the route is posted in the front window (often only in Georgian), but marshrutkas use a different route numbering system, and the route descriptions may be more general than the buses (e.g. "Vake" rather than a specific street in the Vake area). The fare is (on average) 0.80 GEL. If paid with a touch card, every trip after the first one during the day is reduced to 0.65 GEL; shout "Stop" or "Gaacheret" when you want to get off, and hand the driver your fare on the way out. In the new yellow Ford Transit vans you can pay also with the electronic card you need for the metro. By cab Taxis in Tbilisi are typically privately owned vehicles, and are not metered. If you're going anywhere other than the nearest metro station, major hotels, or tourist destinations, or if you don't speak Georgian or Russian, it's likely that your driver will stop multiple times and ask pedestrians for directions. Even then, he may not know how to get to your destination. If the driver has difficulty finding your destination, he will charge you for his trouble. Always negotiate a price beforehand, unless it is a metered taxi. Prices start at 2 GEL for very short trips. A trip in the center of town should rarely cost more than 3–5 GEL, and anywhere in the city should never cost more than 15 GEL, unless you're going to the airport. By car End on parking is widespread, but the ubiquitous informal parking attendants will help you reverse out into the traffic, its all part of the service they offer in return for the usual tip. See thumb right 200px Dolmens in the Ethnographical Open-Air Museum (Image:Dolmeni. ethnografiuli.JPG) thumb right 200px Freedom Square (Image:Tavisupleba square. Monument of St. George.jpg) Museums There is a common English website for most museums. * Commons:Category:Tbilisi


'''Tbilisi''' ( ), formerly known as '''Tiflis''', is the capital (capital city) and the largest city (List of cities and towns in Georgia (country)) of Georgia (Georgia (country)), lying on the banks of the Mtkvari River (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 (Caucasian Iberia), Tbilisi has since served, with intermissions, as the Georgian capital. Formerly, the city had also served as the seat of the Imperial administration (Caucasus Viceroyalty (1844–81)) of the Caucasus during the Russian (Russian Empire) rule from 1801 to 1917, the capital of the short-lived Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic in 1918, of the Democratic Republic of Georgia from 1918 to 1921, of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1921 to 1991, and the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic from 1922 to 1936.

Located on the southeastern edge of Europe, Tbilisi's proximity to lucrative east-west trade routes (Silk Road) 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 (medieval architecture), classical (Neoclassical architecture), and Soviet structures (Stalinist architecture).

Historically, Tbilisi has been home to people of diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, though it is overwhelmingly Eastern Orthodox Christian (Eastern Orthodox Church). Notable tourist destinations include cathedrals like Sameba (Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi) and Sioni (Tbilisi Sioni Cathedral), classical Freedom Square (Freedom Square, Tbilisi) and Rustaveli Avenue, medieval Narikala Fortress (Narikala), pseudo-Moorish (Moorish Revival architecture#Moorish Revival in Europe) Opera Theater (Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre), and the Georgian National Museum.

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