Life on a Soviet Georgian Collective Farm (1950s)

Caucasian Shepherd

The Caucasian shepherd (Russian: ovtcharka, Georgian: nagazi) is a large breed of working dog valued for its fierce dedication in guarding both its herd and its family. The breed is becoming increasingly trendy… Continue reading

Photos of the Caucasus (George Kennan)

George Kennan (1845 – 1924) was an American explorer noted for his travels in the Kamchatka and Caucasus regions of the Russian Empire. He was a cousin twice removed of diplomat and historian George F. Kennan, with whom… Continue reading

Traditional Georgian Ornament

Source “Kartuli Ornamenti II.” Marina Tevzaia, 2009.

Views of Old Tiflis

Georgian Architecture Under Saakashvili

Tbilisi in 1947 (Robert Capa)

Robert Capa (born Endre Erno Friedmann) was a Hungarian combat photographer and photojournalist who covered five wars: the Spanish Civil War, the second Sino-Japanese War, the Western front of WWII, the 1948 Arab-Israeli… Continue reading

Soviet Georgian Liquor Labels

Tbilisi Public Architecture Timeline

Slides from a March 2012 talk at Columbia University by Rusudan Mirzikashvili and Levan Asabashvili: “The Architecture of Public Housing: Preserving a Post War Legacy.”

Maps