(pilot project) In 2017 the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation will support institutional development of the Soviet Past Research Laboratory (SOVLAB). Goal of the pilot project is to promote issues related to Georgia’s Soviet past through mobilizing SovLab's resources.
(closed project) In 2016The Soviet Past Research Laboratory (SOVLAB) implemented the project Forgotten History - Memory between Defiance and Collaboration in cooperation with the Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus Regional Office.
After 1921, in the “Soviet country”, church bells occasionally rang out as an echo of the old life during the abolished religious holidays. A tiny and fragmented group of brave and steadfast citizens had overcome countless legal obstacles to register a “Society of Believers” and in so doing put themselves in danger of being blacklisted or having their civil rights curtailed.
In 1961, forty years after Georgia’s Sovietization, the 1 May International Workers’ Day celebrations were extended. Tbilisi was expecting an honored guest, with great eagerness as well as fear and anxiety. The local elite needed to show the chief, Nikita Khrushchev, that it was pursuing an effective course, and that the hatred that Georgians had felt for him since 9 March 1956 had subsided.
(closed project) In April, 2014 Soviet Past Research Laboratory (SovLab) with financial support of the Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus Regional Office has started implementation of the project "XX century Georgia in twenty snapshots"