Georgia a Eurasian country celebrates its 17th independence day

May 26th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin  

By Renu

Georgia MapGeorgia is situated at the cross roads where Europe meets Asia bordering Turkey to the southwest, Russia to the North, Armenia to the South and Azerbaijan to the East and Black Sea touches its Western coastline.

In the past for several centuries Georgia was the object of rivalry between its neighbours Russia, Turkey and Persia, before being ruled by Russia in the 19th century. However after the Russian Revolution of 1917, Georgia experienced independence for a short period(1918-1921) but again became part of Soviet Union in 1922 and finally regained independence in 1991. On may 26,1991 Zviad Gamaskhurdia was declared the first elected president of independent Georgia. For Georgia journey after independence was not smooth.It was marked by civil unrest and economic crisis.Georgia gradually started stabilizing its position from 1995 onwards.

Now Georgia is a representative democracy and a secular, unitary,semi presidential democracy.Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage and is famous for its cuisine and traditional hospitality and has its own alphabets.

We wish our Heartiest congratulations to this beautiful nation and its citizen on their National Day.

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