About Sights – Ilia Chavchavadze Monument in Batumi

Ilia Chavchavadze is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of modern Georgia. Revered as Pater Patriae (Father of the Fatherland) of Georgia, he spearheaded the revival of the Georgian national movement in the second half of the 19th century. A monument to Chavchavadze was erected in the city of Batumi on Georgia’s Black Sea coast … Continue reading

About Famous Georgians – Kola Kwariani

Born in the city of Kutaisi in Georgia on 16 January 1903, Kola Kwariani (Georgian: კოლა (კოლია) ქვარიანი) was a Georgian professional wrestler known by the ring name Nicholas Kwariani or Nick the Wrestler. Kola saw wrestling for the first time at the age of 7 at a circus performance in Kutaisi and in 1917 … Continue reading

About Achievements – The First Georgian in Space

Fyodor Yurchikhin is the first astronaut from Georgia. Born on January 3, 1959, in Batumi, Georgia, he is of Pontian Greek descent. He has flown on three spaceflights, including missions to the International Space Station. Yurchikhin has spent over 370 days in space and has undertaken several spacewalks. His first spaceflight was a 10-day Space Shuttle … Continue reading