Wednesday, 17.09.14
+19.6°
Home|News|Programs|About us|Contact us|Advertisement on Rustavi 2|Club
Politics|Economics|Criminal|Sport|Culture | |

September 2014

S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 





You are visitor number:


TOP.GE
enlarge photo

  

Russian occupants violate Georgian monument in Abkhazia

18.11.10 20:25

Cupola of 11th-century Georgian church has been replaced with a Russian one. In the village of Ilori in Georgia`s occupied region Abkhazia, Russian occupants have painted over the church`s all facade and part of its interior with white paint for purpose of erasing the Georgian trace there.

The Eastern side of the church, where inscriptions in Georgian alphabet were engraved, has been completely plastered. Air conditioners have been installed on teh church. Unique frescos are facing danger as well.

Russians have deployed their tanks and military equipment outside the main sacred place of prayer of noblemen from Georgia`s historic provinces - Samegrelo and Abkhazia.

The Church of St. George of Ilori is a Medieval Georgian Orthodox Church in the village of Ilori, Abkhazia, Georgia. The Church was built in the first quarter of the 11th century, AD, and represents one of the most important sites of western Georgian architecture. It is also considered to have been one of the more significant religious locations of medieval western Georgia. The building has a single-nave design. During its long history, the Church underwent several important architectural modifications and was repaired by Levan II Dadiani in the 17th century, only to be burnt down by Ottoman Turks in 1736. The building was eventually restored again in the latter half of the same century.

The holy rites were conducted in the church even in the Soviet period and were halted only after occupation of the territory of Abkhazia in the 90ties.

Tbilisi intends to send special address to international organizations working on protection of antique works and monuments due to the violation of the Church of St. George of Ilori. The Georgian side urges UNESCO for immediate response to the actions of Russian occupants.

Along with the Church of St. George of Ilori, a number of Georgian architectural monuments remain unprotected in occupied Abkhazia. 1100 Georgian architectural monuments in total are located in the region.

video clip photos print

MORE NEWS

Fire at the central station extinguished

16.09.14 10:00

Fire broke out at the so-called gipsy open market situated next to the Central Railway Station in Tbilisi early in the morning today. The fire spread on the blocks of apartments surrounding the market territory. More...video clip 

Three tourists robbed in Mestia

16.09.14 14:58

Three German tourists were assaulted and robbed in Svaneti Region of Georgia yesterday. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has confirmed the report. The tourists were traveling on the Mestia-Mulakhi section of the highway...More...video clip 

MIA publishes statistics of crime in August 2014

16.09.14 10:27

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has published the statistics of committed and investigated crime in August 2014 and in the first eight months of the year in total. According to the report, 2405 crimes were committed in August 2014 out of which ...More...video clip 

Old mand missing since the visit of the Vatican delegation to conflict zone

16.09.14 15:37

An 82 year-old man disappeared after the visit of the Vatican`s foreign secretary to the village of Khurvaleti today. The delegation arrived in the villages located along the administrative boundary line of the occupied Tskhinvali Region to...More...video clip 

Vano's Show

Comedy talk-show with famous guests, headlines and others

Comedy Show

Hilarious sketches with amazing performances of your favourite actors!

Labour Party leader sums up visit to U.S.

16.09.14 14:42

The leader of the Labour Party of Georgia has summed up his visit to the United States. Shalva Natelashvili reported the details of his meetings with American Congressmen and Senators, where, as he said, they discussed the election environment in Georgia and the reforms that should provide democratic conduct of elections.More...video clip 

MP Kutsnashvili takes Constitution to President

16.09.14 14:20

The member of the parliamentary majority, Zakaria Kutsnashvili went to the administration of the president to meet Giorgi Margvelashvili and explain the details of the constitution, which defined the authorities of the president. More...video clip 

Deputy Foreign Minister meets Geneva talks co-chairmen

16.09.14 11:54

First Deputy Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani met with the co-chairmen of the Geneva internationally mediated peace-talks on Georgia-Russia relations. More...video clip 

Prime Minister pays official visit to UAE

16.09.14 11:34

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili pays a two-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates. The first meeting within the visit will be held with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Al-Nahyan Binzaied at the Palace of Al-Mushriph.More...video clip 


  Full TV Guide
  Top Videos
Choice: At the Edge of Political Crisis
Choice: Tea Tsulukiani
P.S.: Murman Dumbadze
P.S.: Plasticine modelles into...

   
 

© 1994-2014 Rustavi 2 Broadcasting Company