Angela Wheeler traces the history of Tbilisi Zoo, from Soviet cultural attraction to the focus of the recent flooding disaster, and looks at why it has been allowed to operate in its present location for so long.
The Stalin Museum in Gori, Georgia is not just a museum. It is a site of heated polemics about Stalin’s significance and legacy in the world today. Nowhere is this more evident than in the museum’s visitors’ book.
Erekle Koplatadze explores Gori’s controversial Stalin Museum and asks what its place is in modern-day Georgia.
A few years ago, an unknown individual with the initials “A. E.” began transforming the facades of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi into canvases of poetry. Around the city, walls were covered with quotes by poets and artists like James Blake, Charles Bukowski, Patti Smith and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Unlike ordinary graffiti, these fragments appeared mysterious and thought-provoking. Who wrote them and why? What was it that they were supposed to communicate?