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This is Salome, a raver from Tbilisi at Drama Bar, a club in an old Bourgeois Tsarist building.

Nostalgia for the Soviet Union and decaying industrial behemoths

This driver showed us a lot of industrial ruins of closed Soviet factories on the way from Zugdidi to Zestaponi. With a mix of stoicism and melancholia, he would point out old textile plants, paper production facilities, and tile factories which have decayed to grey and sombre looking concrete carcasses.…

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…