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Kategorie: Faces of the East

Georgian literature, #spendyoursummeringeorgia and a yellow card for Ivanishvili

Gvantsa is a writer, publisher and promoter of Georgian literature abroad. Last October she was at the Frankfurt book fair with her publishing house, as Georgia was the official guest of honour in 2018. Almost 160 novels have been translated from Georgian into German since 2012 and Gvantsa is very…

From mass-produced Soviet wine to international premium product from Georgia

Kakha is the founder of Giuaani wine resort in Kakheti, Georgia’s prime wine region. He also used to be an influential MP under the President’s Shevardnadze and Saakashvili, worked in finance for many years and survived an assassination attempt in 2004 after tensions with some business partners. His ancestors have…

Discussing Nietzsche and Hermann Hesse at the night club

Kesaria (right) and Tamo (left) were out together in a techno club in Tbilisi. Kesaria, who is the daughter of a Georgian ambassador is an actress working at a theatre in Tbilisi after having studied in London. Tamo is a Georgian artist who recently finished a residency in Düsseldorf. She…

Emigrating because of war – returning for techno

Yuri originally hails from Georgia, but his family emigrated to Canada when he was still a little child. Large scale poverty and war after the collapse of the Soviet Union drove about 1,5 Million Georgians to leave their country, most of them to Russia. Since returning for the first time…