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XX century Georgia in twenty snapshots - January

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.

XX century Georgia in twenty snapshots - May

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.

Soviet Past in the Shadows of Tbilisi

On December 1-7, 2014 Soviet Past Research Laboratory (SovLab) hosted an exhibition

Soviet Past in the Shadows of Tbilisi.

The exhibition took place at the Writers House (Address: 13, Machabeli st.)

XX century Georgia in twenty snapshots (2014)

(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"