The Crusaders of WWI

Seven months after Russia declared war on Germany in 1914, a small band of Georgian warriors clad in medieval armor rode into the capital of Tiflis and up to the governor’s palace, reporting for military duty, stating: “We hear there’s a war. Where’s the war?”


Ex-Soviet Spa Resort in Tskaltubo

In the 1920s, Tskaltubo was a thriving spa town with an exclusively Soviet clientele. Citizens would flock here as part of a state-funded health program on sanctioned vacations meant to reenergize them while they contemplated socialist ideals. If the workers were healthy, as the theory went, the workforce would be healthy and thus more productive to support the regime. – CNN

Recently, Ivanishvili announced that he was going to buy this resort in order to renovate it.

Before Ivanishvili, Saakashvili announced this.

Georgian horsemen in the Wild West circuses are credited with introducing trick riding to American rodeos

Ivane and Barthlome Baramidzes and the Indians

Georgian horsemen were notable participants of the Wild West shows in the 1890s. Since, Georgia was under rule of Russia, the Georgian riders were wrongfully called “Russian Cossacks”. The riders from Georgia featured in circuses and shows, well into the first half of the 20th century. Their performances, featuring trick riding and Georgian traditional folk dance, were extremely popular and exerted significant influence on cowboys in the United States. They are credited with introducing trick riding to American rodeos.

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Kvevri (Georgian: ქვევრი) are large earthenware vessels used for the fermentation, storage and ageing of traditional Georgian wine. Resembling large, egg-shaped amphorae without handles, they are either buried below ground or set into the floors of large wine cellars. Kvevris vary in size: volumes range from 20 litres to around 10,000; 800 is typical.

Alex Shchebet‎ got a chance to photograph kvevri masters during his travel around Georgia.

See more images on his Facebook page.

Centenarians of Adjara, Georgia

Ladies in Adjara, Georgia may know the secret of longevity. We can assume, combination of sea breeze, fresh mountain air and homegrown food is a trick. But, on the other hand, a caring and loving family, must be a part of it.

101 year old Maria Shaqarjani, from Batumi
108 year old Shadie Antadze, form Riketi, Khulo municipality
100 year old Antisa Norakidze, from Chaqvi, Kobuleti municipality
103 year old Patkume Diasamidze, from Chaqvi, Kobuleti municipality
101 year old Sundus Meliqadze from Zhanivri,Shuakhevi municipality
101 year old Khatije Sharashidze from Tskarota, Shuakhevi municipality
105 year old Altuni Putkaradze from Akhalsheni, Khelvachauri municipality
101 year old Tina Tapladze from Khulo
103 year old Naqipe Davitadze form Skhepi, Shuakhevi municipality
101 year old Patkume Davitadze from Skhepi, Shuakhevi ,municipality
112 year old Piqrie Iremadze from Iremadzeebi, Khulo municipality
107 year old Tuto Abashidze from Vernebi, Khulo municipality
103 year old Zaqie Davitadze from Naghvarevi, Shuakhevi municipality

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