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The Tbilisi Metro (Georgian:თბილისის მეტროპოლიტენი) is a rapid transit metro system in Tbilisi, Georgia. Opened on 11 December 1966, it was the fourth Metro system in the former Soviet Union. Like most ex-Soviet Metros, most of the stations are very deep and vividly decorated.
The Tbilisi Metro comprises two lines, 27.1 kilometres (16.8mi) in total length, serving 22 stations. In 2012, the Metro transported 93.9 million passengers, a significant increase on the 85.6 million passengers served in 2011. It is operated by the Tbilisi Transport Company, which began operation the same year as the Tbilisi Metro, in 1966.
As of 2012, the system consists of two lines, serving 22 stations, operating on 27.1 kilometres (16.8mi) of route and 62.5 kilometres (38.8mi) of track. Of the 22 stations, 20 stations are below ground and two are surface level. Of the subterranean stations, 16 are deep level and 4 shallow. The former comprise 6 pylon stations, 5 column and 5 single vaults (built to the Leningrad Technology). The shallow stations consist of three pillar-trispans and one single vault (Kharkov Technology). Due to Tbilisi's uneven landscape, the Metro, particularly the Gldani-Varketili line, travels above ground in two locations.
Tbilisi (Georgian:თბილისი[tʰˈbiliˌsi]), commonly known by its former name Tiflis, and often mispronounced as Tiblisi, is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Kura River with a population of roughly 1.5 million inhabitants. Founded in the 5th century by the monarch of Georgia's ancient precursor Kingdom of Iberia, Tbilisi has since served, with intermissions, as the capital of various Georgian kingdoms and republics. Under the Russian rule, from 1801 to 1917 Tiflis was the seat of the Imperial Viceroy governing both sides of the entire Caucasus.
Located on the southeastern edge of Europe, Tbilisi's proximity to lucrative east-west trade routes often made the city a point of contention between various rival empires throughout history and the city's location to this day ensures its position as an important transit route for global energy and trade projects. Tbilisi's varied history is reflected in its architecture, which is a mix of medieval, classical, and Soviet structures.
The Spring Rhythms. Tbilisi-80 (Russian:Весенние ритмы. Тбилиси-80, Vesennye ritmy. Tbilisi-80) was a musical event held in Tbilisi, capital of the Georgian SSR, Soviet Union, from March 8 to March 16, 1980. It was the first official rock festival in the Soviet Union and is frequently considered the turning point in the history of Soviet and Russian rock music.
The festival was organized by the Georgian National Philharmonic Hall, the Union of Composers of the Georgian SSR, and the Republican Center for Youth Culture at the Georgian KomsomolCentral Committee. The acclaimed Russian musicologist and the first Soviet rock-critic Artemy Troitsky was also heavily involved in organizing the event. The organizers enjoyed the support of Eduard Shevardnadze, the contemporary First Secretary of Georgian Communist Party, who is said to have sought, in this way, to pacify the Georgian youth increasingly involved in nationalist and dissident activities after the April 1978 demonstrations in Tbilisi, and to nurture his image as a liberal leader.
Ano in the capital of Tbilisi, and Tako in the small town of Zugdidi, near the Black Sea coastline, the outlet reported ... Rather cinematically, the twin sisters met each other as adults for the first time at a metro station in Tbilisi ... Like a scene straight out of a movie, they met as adults for the first time in a metro station in Tbilisi ... .
Thousands of anti-LGBTQ+ protesters forced a mass evacuation of a Pride festival in Tbilisi, Georgia... pic.twitter.com/tBt6E5zRz1— Tbilisi Pride (@TbilisiPride) July 8, 2023 ... Tamaz Sozashvili, a co-founder of Tbilisi Pride,previously told Metro.co.uk that the riots remain the ‘scariest day of my life’.
I, wanting to please a person, praised the successes of the Georgian economy. A 10% growth, they say, is faster than even in China. It would be better to be silent, or to ask which wine is tastier ... In the center of Tbilisi, on average, from 3 to 5 lari (90-150 rubles). One-day metro ticket (with a map) – 3 GEL ... So, Gamarjoba, Tbilisi! ... Photo ... Photo.
Over the last few years EU-provided development funds for Georgia have found their way into the pockets of Russian businesses – for instance a $50 million EuropeanBank of Reconstruction and Development-funded contract to provide rolling stock for Tbilisi’s Soviet-built metro system went to Russia’s Metrovagonmash in 2021.
A queer teen has detailed the moment men threatened to kill him in Tbilisi, Georgia — all because he dared to wear his shirt ‘unbuttoned’ ... Ablotia told Metro.co.uk ... ‘I’m too shaken to take the bus or the Metro now,’ he added ... Tamaz Sozashvili, a co-founder of Tbilisi Pride, told Metro.co.uk that the riots remain the ‘scariest day of my life’.
No other Tbilisi neighborhood says spring better than my Vera... Vera is one of Tbilisi’s oldest districts, first documented in the 13th century ... Rainer Kaufmann, a bold German journalist smitten with the country during the Soviet period, opened the place in 1995, when Tbilisi was still smoldering from civil war.
There is hardly a neighbor in his suburban Tbilisi apartment building who has not received this gift since Semyonov moved to Georgia following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine... Tbilisi was covered in late-spring snow, and anti-Russia messages were everywhere ... But Tbilisi did not believe in tears.
Georgia seems to have gone Ukraine crazy since the outbreak of war in February. Taxi drivers have the Ukrainian flag on their dashboards ...Medicines come in blue and yellow bags. There are Ukrainian-coloured scooters for hire in Tbilisi and written on the huge city metro telescreens are the words ‘Be Brave like Ukraine’ ... However, another reads ... .
TBILISI — Georgia will impose an overnight curfew, close its public transport, including metro system, and ban gatherings of more than three people from Tuesday to try to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said on Monday.
It might be easy to lay out a clear metro map when there are only 22 stations to mark, but the TbilisiMetro still deserves credit for doing so in such a satisfying way ... It might be easy to lay out a clear metro map when there are only 22 stations to mark, but the Tbilisi Metro still deserves credit for doing so in such a satisfying way.
Support rally outside Rustaveli MetroStation in Tbilisi, during 2018 metro workers' strike ... In summer 2018, the Ertoba2013 union, which organises Tbilisi’s metro workers, shut down the Georgian capital for several days, before the city municipality eventually met its demands ... But the metro workers came to the 8 March event too.