Presentation of National Geographic Georgia’s October release dedicated to 100th Anniversary of Independence of Georgia and celebration event for 6th birthday of magazine
Event was hosted and represented by Director General of Georgian National Museum, member of Scientific Council of National Geographic Georgia Prof. Davit Lordtkipanidze, Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia Mr. Zviad Gabisonia, Executive Editor of National Geographic Georgia and publisher Ana Tsabadze.
National Geographic exclusively published memoirs of High Commissioner of Great Britain Sir Oliver Wardrop, which were transferred to Bodleian Library of University of Oxford on June 1.
In frames of cooperation between National Geographic and SRNSFG, National Geographic Georgia published wide article “Incomplete Symphony” concerning political achievements, international policy and positions of First Democratic Republic of Georgia in 1918-1921. Article also includes, further explanation of grounds, coming out of which Georgia lost independence, completed by Georgian historian Mr. Beka Kobaxidze, in Georgia, Great Britain and France. In the article you will also meet viewpoints and conceptions of distinguished scientists, such as Stephen F. Jones, Richard Hovannisian, Neil MacFarlane and Gillian Evison.
October Edition also includes article and photos done by National Geographic’s first field correspondent Maynard Owen Williams. Maynard traveled over Caucasus region after dissolution of USSR and depicted social and political environment of that time. Williams separately depicts Georgia and mentions Georgian people as the most outstanding and compelling nation in Caucasian Region. Most of his assessments and opinions seem a bit credulous today, but in all his final picture of Georgian socio-political context is quite interesting and fascinating.
Article additionally includes story of Georgian noble Aleksandre Chavchavadze and his custom golden pocket-watch with engraved initials “აჭ“, which was mastered by prominent French watch maker Paul Buhré. Today watch has become part of indefinite exhibition of Tsinandali Museum. For brief introduction of October edition please follow the link. You can also see short-movie completed in frame of cooperation between National Geographic Georgia and Radio “Freedom”.
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