Ukrainian musician congratulates Georgia on the Independence Day

Ukrainian musician congratulated Georgians, by playing the composition of the Georgian composer Taktakishvili “Panduri”.

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Georgia’s most delicious dessert

When wandering around Tbilisi, an eye catches a colorful display of Churchkhela. It is a traditional Georgian dessert, that is made of condensed grape juice and variety of nuts. Selected nuts are threaded and dipped into a hot grape juice, then hang to dry. The juice is not limited to grapes, as well as the filling is not only a one type of nut. Mostly Churchkhela is made with walnut, but hazelnut and almond is used quite often. Also, a pomegranate juice may be used, instead of a grape. Georgia’s rich variety of grape, gives Churchkhela a vibrant color.

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Vintage Soviet Cars on the Roads of Georgia

The vehicles, that are long gone in the former USSR, still are running in Georgia, as a reminiscent of Soviet past. Due to Georgia’s mild climate, these vehicles remain in fair condition. These ghosts of the past, are still roaming the roads of Georgia.

The most cherished Soviet vehicle in Georgia is, of course, Niva. Since, Georgia is known for its mountains, Soviet SUV comes handy. There is even a saying: “Niva will go anywhere.”

Obviously, more and more people are upgrading to a more modern cars. SUV is a top choice, while Georgia’s young and wild at heart, usually go for BMW or Mercedes.

Old Lada delivering goods

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The shepherds of Tusheti

Dmitry Gomberg is a photographer, who devoted five years of his life to the mountains of the Caucasus. He lived among the mountaineers, observed them and became one of them. His journey produced an unforgettable photo stories.
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The couple from Adjara is about to celebrate 76th wedding anniversary

Turmanidze family is the clear example of true love, that withstands the time. 95 year old Khasan and 94 year old Zeqie Turmanidze, are about to celebrate their 76th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 20th, 1941. The couple has 162 descendants. They have: 8 children, 37 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren and 31 great- great- grandchild.

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St. Tamara’s day

May 14th, Georgia celebrates St. Tamara’s day. She was the ruler of Georgia from 1184 to 1213 : the peak of country’s Golden Age. She was called the king Tamara, since it was thought, that the word queen, would belittle her image and power.

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Tbilisi Auto Museum welcomes restored vehicles of XXth century

Tbilisi Auto Museum is an interesting place, where visitors can see many unique exhibits. Today, Presentation of newly renovated “Gas” 4 (1933) and “Gas” M1 (1936) was held in there. The restoration of cars took about two years. It should be noted, that “Gas” 4 was the first Soviet pickup and there are only 4 copies of this kind.

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