International Folk Festival of Georgian Songs Chveneburebi was closed with a gala concert on Mtsatsminda Park, Tbilisi, last night. Folk ensembles of Georgian immigrants from Turkey, Greece, Iran, France, Armenia and the United States participated in the festival, which opened in Batumi four days ago. The concerts were held in Anaklia resort city too. The festival Chveneburebi was founded by the blessing of the Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II.
Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia plans to contact the representatives of the Abkhazian puppet regime regarding the cultural monuments located on the territory of the occupied Abkhazia.
Tbilisi Zakaria Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre has a new director - Minister of Culture Guram Odisharia has presented conductor Giorgi Jordania at this position today. Minister said the candidate was selected according to his professional experience on international level.
Visit of the Patriarch of All Georgia to the Russian capital continues. Late last night His Holiness was invited at the studio of the Georgian sculptor in Russia, Zurab Tsereteli, where Russian politicians were also present.
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Director of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre has resigned - Davit Sakvarelidze has not officially commented on the reasons of his decision, however, behind the camera he confirmed that he had differences with the officials of the ministry of culture regarding the development of art and opera.
Ave Maria composed by the Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II was performed in honor of the visit of His Holiness to Moscow. Another anthem composed by Ilia II, dedicated to the Patriarch of Russia was also sung at the Christmas Festival held in the Russian capital.
Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II has been hosted by Russian Patriarch Kiril in Moscow today. The meeting, on which Georgian patriarch expressed his hope of solving problems in Georgia-Russia relations, was held at the Residence of the Russian Patriarch.