Daily life in Soviet Georgia in 1976 at the photos of the Swedish photographer

Until 1936, the Russian-language Tbilisi city called Tiflis, and from August of that year, official form and became closer to native-sounding "tbili" — warm. Tbilisi — capital of Georgia and largest city of the country — is situated on the banks of the river Kura.

The city's location at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, close to a profitable and lucrative trade routes, made Tbilisi a bone of contention between the empires rivals throughout history. To this day the city is an important transit point for international energy and trade projects. Rich history is reflected in the vivid and memorable architecture of Tbilisi, where you can see the buildings of medieval, classical, far Eastern, art Nouveau, Stalinist and modern buildings.

Swedish photographer Wall-Eye Stenberg (Sten-Åke Stenberg) made a series of stunning images of everyday life in Tbilisi in October 1976.

Daily life in Soviet Georgia in 1976 at the photos of the Swedish photographerDaily life in Soviet Georgia in 1976 at the photos of the Swedish photographer

Daily life in Soviet Georgia in 1976 at the photos of the Swedish photographer

Keywords: City | Georgia | USSR | Tbilisi | Photographer

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