Georgia turns 96

Updated: 24 June, 2014 seen 627

On May 26 in Georgia Independance day is celebrated.  Back in 1918 was founded first Democratic Georgian Republic.

Here is few interesting facts about that time Georgia I found on Wikipedia:

The Democratic Republic of Georgia 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. Its established borders were with the Kuban People's Republic and the Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus in the north, the Ottoman Empire and the First Republic of Armenia in the south, and the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic in the southeast. It had a total land area of roughly 107,600 km² (by comparison, the total area of today's Georgia is 69,700 km²), and a population of 2.5 million.

The republic's capital was Tbilisi, and its state language was Georgian. Proclaimed on May 26, 1918, on the break-up of the Transcaucasian Federation, it was led by the Georgian Social Democratic Party (Menshevik). Facing permanent internal and external problems, the young state was unable to withstand invasion by the Russian SFSR Red Armies, and collapsed between February and March 1921 to become a Soviet republic.

Today we walked along Rustaveli avenue in hopes to see some military, we saw just some few soldiers:

and here is one instagram from Rustaveli avenue:

What else can be added here? Sakartvelos Gaumarjos!