Shota Rustaveli bas-relief unveiled in Riga, Latvia
President of Georgia along with the Latvian Culture Minister unveiled a bas-relief of Shota Rustaveli, the greatest poet of the 12th century in Riga today.
Mikheil Saakashvili said at the ceremony that a memorial to the greatest poet should be in all the countries, Georgia has diplomatic relations with.
"This is a very nice gesture from the Latvian government and society. Rustaveli is Georgia for us and as Georgian embassies are everywhere, Rustaveli should also be everywhere where Georgia is presented", he said.
Georgian Orthodox Church marks the day of King Davit Aghmashenebeli on February 8. Holy services are held in every acting churches of the country. Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia will conduct the service dedicated to this day at the Holy Trinity cathedral.
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.
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.