58 Interesting Photographs That Shows Street Scenes of Georgia, USSR During the 1970s

Georgia is a country located in the Caucasus, at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Georgia is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north and east by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. It covers 69,700 square kilometres (26,911 sq mi), and has a population of 3.7 million excluding the occupied territories. Georgia is a representative democracy governed as a unitary parliamentary republic. Tbilisi is the capital and largest city, home to roughly a quarter of the population.

During the classical era, several independent kingdoms became established in what is now Georgia, such as Colchis and Iberia. Georgians officially adopted Christianity in the early fourth century, which contributed to the spiritual and political unification of early Georgian states. In the Middle Ages, the unified Kingdom of Georgia emerged and reached its Golden Age during the reign of King David the Builder and Queen Tamar the Great in the 12th and early 13th centuries. Thereafter, the kingdom declined and eventually disintegrated under the hegemony of various regional powers, including the Mongols, the Ottoman Empire and successive dynasties of Persia. In 1783, one of the Georgian kingdoms entered an alliance with the Russian Empire, which proceeded to annex the territory of modern Georgia in a piecemeal fashion throughout the 19th century.

After the Russian Revolution in 1917, Georgia emerged as an independent republic under German protection. Following World War I, Georgia was forcibly annexed by the Soviet Union in 1922, becoming one of its fifteen constituent republics. By the 1980s, an independence movement emerged and grew quickly, leading to Georgia’s secession from the Soviet Union in April 1991. For most of the subsequent decade, post-Soviet Georgia suffered from economic crisis, political instability, ethnic conflict, and secessionist wars in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Following the bloodless Rose Revolution in 2003, Georgia strongly pursued a pro-Western foreign policy; it introduced a series of democratic and economic reforms aimed at integration into the European Union and NATO. The country’s Western orientation soon led to worsening relations with Russia, at one point even resulting in a brief war in 2008.

Georgia is a developing country, classified as “very high” on the Human Development Index. Economic reforms since independence have led to higher levels of economic freedom and ease of doing business, as well as reductions in corruption indicators, poverty, and unemployment. It is one of the first countries in the world to legalize cannabis, becoming the only former-communist state in the world to do so. The country is a member of international organizations across both Europe and Asia, such as Council of Europe, Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Eurocontrol, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development. (Wikipedia)

Batumi street scenes, Adjara, 1975
Batumi, Adjara, 1975
Georgian market, 1975
Georgian Military Road, 1975
Metechi Brücke, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1975
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta, Georgia, 1975
Tbilisi street scenes, Georgia, 1975
At the Georgian Army Road, 1977
Georgian Army Road, 1977
Georgian Army Road, 1977
Georgian flower street vendor, 1977
Georgian street scene, 1977
Georgians, 1977
Georgians, 1977
Hotel Iveria, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1977
Kazbek, Georgia, 1977
Metekhi St. Virgin Church, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1977
Monument of Shota Rustaveli in the background, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1977
Novy Afon Monastery about 20 km from Sukhumi, Abkhazia, Georgia, 1977
Novy Afon Monastery about 20 km from Sukhumi, Abkhazia, Georgia, 1977
Sachari Paliaschwili Theater, Tbilisi, 1977
Shota Rustaveli Ave, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1977
Shota Rustaveli Ave, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1977
Stalin Statue, Gori, 1977
Stalin’s birthplace. Overbuilt and behind Stalin Museum, Gori, 1977
Tbilisi market, 1977
Tbilisi market, 1977
Tbilisi market, 1977
Tbilisi street scenes, 1977
Tbilisi street scenes, 1977
Tbilisi street scenes, 1977
Tbilisi street scenes, 1977
Tbilisi street scenes, 1977
Tbilisi street scenes, 1977
Tbilisi street scenes, 1977
Tbilisi, 1977
Tbilisi, 1977
U-Bahn Station Lenin-Platz, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1977
Alaverdi Monastery, Kakheti, Georgia, 1979
Chicken vendors, Kakheti, Georgia, 1979
Gremi, Kakheti, Georgia, 1979
Gremi, Kakheti, Georgia, 1979
Kakheti market, Georgia, 1979
Kakheti street scenes, Georgia, 1979
Kakheti street scenes, Georgia, 1979
Kakheti street scenes, Georgia, 1979
Kakheti street scenes, Georgia, 1979
Kakheti, Georgia, 1979
Kakheti, Georgia, 1979
Kakheti, Georgia, 1979
Kakheti, Georgia, 1979
Kakheti, Georgia, 1979
Kakheti, Georgia, 1979
Men in Kakheti, Georgia, 1979
Pitsunda at Gagra, Abkhazia, 1979
Pitsunda at Gagra, Abkhazia, 1979
Pitsunda at Gagra, Abkhazia, 1979
Tbilisi street scenes, Georgia, 1979

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