On November 8, 2017, within the frameworks of the public debates project, the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation organized public discussion on the following topic: “After the Empire: Russia’s Revolutions of 1917 and the political project of Georgia”.
At the first convention of Soviet writers in 1934, Titsian Tabidze and Paolo Iashvili were strongly criticized. However, during this period their essays were also translated, events were organized in their honor, and their poems were widely read.
This discussion held at HBF’s South Caucasus Regional Office concerned archives. What is the knowledge that can be generated, or what is the knowledge preserved by, archives? How can researchers or regular citizens find information and read case materials? What are the problems regarding this issue in Georgia and Russia?
Public debates have been dedicated to the presentation of a new book “Portraits of prisoners of ALZHIR: from the history of Stalinism” issued by the South Caucasus Regional Office of Heinrich Boell Foundation.