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Anatori, Khevsureti History & Culture

Anatori - The village wiped out in the burial vault

Anatori is situated in Khevsureti, three kilometers away from Shatili. Sources say the village wiped out in the XIII century was majorly populated by Sisauris.

Svaneti on the Bitcoin world map News

Svaneti on the Bitcoin world map

One January evening, when the price of Bitcoin reached USD 42000, "Mtis Ambebi" received a call from Buzzfeed, looking for contact details of several residents of Upper Svaneti, including a priest. Called wanted to dig deeper into an unbelievable story.

The children from a plastic bag hut Society

The children from a plastic bag hut

- How old are you? -Three. - What is your name? - Dato. - Your surname? - Tchikaidze. - Where do you live? - With my mother. - What is this village called? - Home. - Do you want a…

Flights to Mestia, Ambrolauri, and Batumi - Schedule and Prices Travel

Flights to Mestia, Ambrolauri, and Batumi - Schedule and Prices

Planes to Mestia and Ambrolauri take off from Natakhtari Airfield, four and two times a week, respectively. Kutaisi International Airport offers weekly flights to Svaneti. Tbilisi International Airport has three scheduled flights to Batumi a week.

The Recidivist Owns Manganese Extraction Licenses in Shkmeri News

The Recidivist Owns Manganese Extraction Licenses in Shkmeri

The examination showed that "Technology 2021", owning a 10-year manganese exploration and extraction license, started the process without fulfilling legal obligations. The company has not presented the assessment of the impact on Emerald Network. There are no scoping reports, meaning…

Khakhieti after the earthquake / Photo © Mtisambebi.ge News

Khakhieti - the village disappeared in seconds. Thirty years after the Java-Racha earthquake

„The earth was shaking under my feet. I thought the bomb was detonated nearby. I started screaming to save children in school; other parents ran with me. The ground was rumbling. The air was full of dust. The school was…

How a shelter on Mkinvartsveri became a landfill Travel

How a shelter on Mkinvartsveri became a landfill

Mkinvartsveri, with its white top and a view of Gergeti Trinity Church, attracts thousands of mountain-climbers from all over the world. Many of them visit Georgia only to ascent on the peak of Mkinvartsveri. Even Russians, who can climb the…

The solitary man from Aspara - the village owned by the local Bishop Lonely

The solitary man from Aspara - the village owned by the local Bishop

He has been alone for six years now. In winter, he is isolated from the outside world for six months. At -40 degrees, frozen Paravani lake is the only way to leave Aspara. Nikoloz Pachuashvili, the Bishop of the Eparchy…

After the election of Ramiz Ramazanov News

How "Georgian Dream" salvaged the Dmanisi city assembly by violence

Ramiz Ramazanov, a former member of "UNM," became the deputy chairperson of the Dmanisi city assembly. His fellow party members were looking for him for two days; State Security Service and police forces patrolled at his house. If he missed…

"Heshkili Huts" - the business in the deserted Svan village Travel

"Heshkili Huts" - the business in the deserted Svan village

Pilpani family used to visit Heshkili in the summer. First, they built a wooden hut in their ancestors' land, encircled by sky-high mountains. They also owned milker cows and used to host then-rarely wandering tourists with homemade products. After the…

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