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Old and Colourful Akhaltsikhe

Author: Sulkhan Saladze From the 17th century, Akhaltsikhe became a meeting place for people of different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. The famous Dutch cartographer and shipbuilder, Nicolaes Witsen, referred to the 17th century Akhaltsikhe, Samtskhe Saatabago, as a large city....

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Colourful stories of Old Batumi

Author: Sulkhan Saladze In the beginning of the 1880s, Batumi suddenly changed its appearance and became amazingly colourful and diverse. Since 1878, everyone started travelling to Batumi one way or another. Europeans mostly chose to travel by boat, while others travelled by train and some by...

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From Kulbaks to Caravanserais

Author: Sulkhan Saladze Since the ancient times, colourful squares in Tbilisi attracted many people. These squares were always a place to meet for different cultures, for people speaking different languages. Their majority were traders. It didn’t matter which ethnic group they belonged to or...

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Alexandre Dumas’ Tbilisi

Author: Sulkhan Saladze In late 1858, Tsiskari magazine wrote: „From December 1 of this year, a renown French writer Aleksandre Dumas is visiting Tbilisi. He recently visited our editorial office. The writer, who is known all over the world, is currently travelling. Those who have read „The...

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"Sympathetic protest caused by human feelings" - one story of the protest of an anti-Semitic play in Kutaisi in 1901

Sopiko Zviadadze, Council of Europe expert, is sharing stores which clearly reflect the power of society in the fight against discrimination. Stories include the historical facts how citizens living in Kutaisi reacted on the facts when beliefs of other citizens were insulted. See the full story...

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Cultural Experience as a Prevention of Discrimination: Why Antisemitism didn’t take place in Georgia

Ketevan Kakitelashvili, historian, cultural researcher shares the history of why antisemitism didn’t take place in Georgia in her blog “Cultural Experience as a Prevention of Discrimination”. See full blog in Georgian.

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