100 Years of Independence

The government of Georgia has announced a series of festive events to mark the 100th anniversary from the creation of the Democratic Republic of Georgia in 1918.

The Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze stated today that special festive events will take place in Akhaltsikhe, in the south-west  of Georgia, on the territory of Rabati castle.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry also marks 100th anniversary this year and for the date, on May 26, on the day of Independence of Georgia, we plan to open Georgia’s diplomatic museum  and present interesting exhibitions from Georgia’s diplomatic history to the public,” Janelidze said.

In order to raise the people’s awareness of the important date the Foreign Ministry will organize public lectures, photo exhibitions, and open-door days in the capital Tbilisi until Independence day.


Janelidze also said that on May 26 sights in various foreign countries will light up in the colors of Georgia’s national flag-white and red.

The Democratic Republic of Georgia (DRG) existed from May 1918 to February 1921 and was the first modern establishment of a republic of Georgia.

The DRG was created after the collapse of the Russian Empire that began with the Russian Revolution of 1917.

Facing permanent internal and external problems, the young state was unable to withstand invasion by the Russian Red Army, and collapsed between February and March 1921 to become a Soviet republic.

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