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Tbilisi



Introduction of Tbilisi
City and capital of Georgia, on the Kura River. Strategicallysituated on the route between west and eastTranscaucasia, it has had a turbulent history. Inhabitedas early as the fourth century b.c., it was foundedas the capital of the Georgian kingdom in a.d. 458 butlater fell to the Persians, Byzantines, and Arabs. AMuslim stronghold from the eighth to 11th centuries,it was restored to its position as the capital of an independentGeorgia by David II, the Builder of Georgia, in1122. Captured by the Mongols in 1234 and byTamerlane in 1386, it was put to the torch by the Persiansin 1795 and fell to Russia in 1801. It became thecapital of the Georgian republic in 1921 and the capitalof the independent Republic of Georgia in 1991.Joseph Stalin studied at the Orthodox seminary inTbilisi. City and capital of Georgia, on the Kura River. Strategicallysituated on the route between west and eastTranscaucasia, it has had a turbulent history. Inhabitedas early as the fourth century b.c., it was foundedas the capital of the Georgian kingdom in a.d. 458 butlater fell to the Persians, Byzantines, and Arabs. AMuslim stronghold from the eighth to 11th centuries,it was restored to its position as the capital of an independentGeorgia by David II, the Builder of Georgia, in1122. Captured by the Mongols in 1234 and byTamerlane in 1386, it was put to the torch by the Persiansin 1795 and fell to Russia in 1801. It became thecapital of the Georgian republic in 1921 and the capitalof the independent Republic of Georgia in 1991.Joseph Stalin studied at the Orthodox seminary inTbilisi.

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