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The Statue of Nariman Narimanov in Marneuli. (Photo: Joseph Alexander Smith)
Joseph Alexander Smith
23 Jul 20
For some, Narimanov is an inspirational role model. For others, he was a Communist traitor.
To mark Mother Tongue Day (national celebration of Georgian language) school students in Akhalkalaki helped create this mural which graces the side of the city’s Cultural Center. Nearby, a statue of Mesrop Mashtots – originator of the Armenian Alphabet guards the city’s central square. (Photo: Joseph Alexander Smith)
Joseph Alexander Smith
10 Jun 19
Russian remains a key means of communication despite official efforts to promote state language.