Rustavi

What is Rustavi known for?


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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) From the 1970s Georgian folk music was introduced to a wider audience in different countries of the World. Ensembles Rustavi and later Georgian Voices Georgian Voices were particularly active in presenting rich polyphony of various regions of Georgia to western audiences


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A.D) had built a church and a canal. The academician Nikoloz Berdzenishvili wrote that from that time on Rustavi was considered as a big political and administrative center. During the reign of Vakhtang Gorgasali (5th century) Rustavi took an important part in the political life of Georgia. Since then a Bishopricpulpit had been founded in Rustavi and of the bishops out of twelve was sanctified according to the wish of Vakhtang Gorgasali. The churches of Kartli acted against the King

. In the battle the King Vakhtang Gorgasali was mortally wounded. Georgian warriors remained without their commander and they had been defeated by the Persians. They destroyed the Kingdom of Kartli and the government was given to Mirzahan—the Shah's vizier. Besides the manuscripts, the excavations of the castle Rustavi prove that Rustavi was a big political and administrative center. During the archaeological excavations the remnants of ancients buildings were found, there are the remnants


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connects this process with the name of the glorious ancestor of Georgian people. As Leonti writes in his works "The description of the Kingdom of Georgia" Rustavi was called as Bostan-Kalaki. It was situated on the river Mtkvari (Kura) and founded by the wife of Kartlos. She built a castle to the east of the mountain Iagluji. The historian Leonti Mroveli, who described the lives of the first Georgian kings, mentions the town Rustavi among those castles, which protested


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caused the collapse of the integrated Soviet economy of which the city was a key part. Most of its industrial plants were shut down and 65% of the city's population became unemployed, with the attendant social problems of high crime and acute poverty that such a situation brings. The population shrank from 160,000 in the mid-1990s to 116,000 in 2002 as residents moved elsewhere in search of work. New York-based artist Greg Lindquist (b. 1979) has documented Rustavi's crumbling concrete


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, the Georgian Archaeological expedition discovered a portrait of Rustaveli on the wall of ninth-century Georgian Monastery of the Cross in Jerusalem. A medieval Georgian inscription identifies the figure of the old man with long white beard and dressed in rich clerical habit as Shota from Rustavi. As historians suggest, Rustaveli undertook a pilgrimage to this monastery before his death. Biography Little, if anything, is known about Rustaveli from contemporary sources. His poem itself, namely


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), as well as the permanent correspondents in Moscow and Washington D.C.. By some critiques, the independence of the station had been questioned, with some claiming it is close to the Georgian government (Cabinet of Georgia). http: www.civil.ge eng article.php?id 19352 http: www.eurasianet.org departments insight articles eav032608b.shtml http: www.geotimes.ge index.php?m home&newsid 1534 http: www.ejc.net


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A.D) had built a church and a canal. The academician Nikoloz Berdzenishvili wrote that from that time on Rustavi was considered as a big political and administrative center. During the reign of Vakhtang Gorgasali (5th century) Rustavi took an important part in the political life of Georgia. Since then a Bishopricpulpit had been founded in Rustavi and of the bishops out of twelve was sanctified according to the wish of Vakhtang Gorgasali. The churches of Kartli acted against the King


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, the Georgian Archaeological expedition discovered a portrait of Rustaveli on the wall of ninth-century Georgian Monastery of the Cross in Jerusalem. A medieval Georgian inscription identifies the figure of the old man with long white beard and dressed in rich clerical habit as Shota from Rustavi. As historians suggest, Rustaveli undertook a pilgrimage to this monastery before his death. Biography Little, if anything, is known about Rustaveli from contemporary sources. His poem itself, namely


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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) From the 1970s Georgian folk music was introduced to a wider audience in different countries of the World. Ensembles Rustavi and later Georgian Voices Georgian Voices were particularly active in presenting rich polyphony of various regions of Georgia to western audiences


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, many Westerners find that the best thing to do is to simply walk around. Rustavi is largely untouched by tourism, so the observer can see Georgian city life in a very pure form. Go to the cinema, the theatre, check out a cafe, drink some beer. Buy Rustavi has two bazaars in town. There is the old bazaar, located incidentally in Old Rustavi, and there is the new bazaar, located in New Rustavi. To get to the old bazaar, simply take any #14 marshrutka heading towards Old Rustavi (southeast away

Rustavi

'''Rustavi''' ( . It has a population of 116,384 (2002 census) and is dominated by the Rustavi Metallurgical Plant (Georgian Steel).

The name of "Rustavi" is a Persian word and means "Rural District". This shows the long term presence of Persians in this region. Also the name of the country "Georgia" is believed to be taken from Persian word "gorg" which means (the land of) wolves. After "Gulistan Treaty" in 1813 AD, Persians lost their control over Georgia.

The history of Rustavi has two phases: an early history from ancient times until the city was destroyed in the 13th century, and modern history from the Soviet (Soviet Union) era to the present.

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