Zviad Kvaratskhelia

Zviad Kvaratskhelia and Bacho Kvirtia

The Book of Tbilisi

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Tue 22 May 2018

Zviad Kvaratskhelia and Bacho Kvirtia

The Book of Tbilisi

Zviad Kvaratskhelia
Tue 22 May 2018,

In the 26 years since Georgia declared independence from the Soviet Union, the country and its capital, Tbilisi, have endured unimaginable hardships: one coup d’état, two wars with Russia, the curse of organised crime, and prolonged periods of economic depression. Now Tbilisi has begun to flourish again – drawing large numbers of tourists with its eclectic architecture and famous welcoming spirit.

Zviad Kvaratskhelia (pictured) and Bacho Kvirtia, two contributors to the short-story collection The Book of Tbilisi, offer snapshots of life in their city, reconciling its recent past with its glamourous present.

This year sees the 30th anniversary of the twinning between Bristol and Tbilisi and a range of exciting cultural, educational and commercial initiatives are being organised by the Bristol Tbilisi Association and partners to celebrate this wonderful anniversary. More information here.

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