Excursions to Tbilisi and Gori for the Winners of the History Competition and their Teachers

Excursions for the winners and their teachers of the History Competition were held in Tbilisi and Gori on October 29 and 30, 2022.

Excursions to Tbilisi and Gori for the Winners of the History Competition and their Teachers ©Melita Pachulia

Excursions to Tbilisi and Gori for the Winners of the History Competition and their Teachers ©Lika Katsitadze

Excursions to Tbilisi and Gori for the Winners of the History Competition and their Teachers ©Lika Katsitadze

Excursions to Tbilisi and Gori for the Winners of the History Competition and their Teachers ©Lika Katsitadze

Excursions to Tbilisi and Gori for the Winners of the History Competition and their Teachers ©Lika Katsitadze

Excursions to Tbilisi and Gori for the Winners of the History Competition and their Teachers ©Lika Katsitadze

On October 25-28, 2022, a history camp was held in Yerevan for students who won the History Competition. The Georgian delegation refused to participate in it in order to avoid the imminent threat of military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Instead, excursions for the winners and their teachers were held in Tbilisi and Gori on October 29 and 30, 2022. 12 students and 3 teachers from Tbilisi and different regions of Georgia participated in it.

On the first day, the participants of the event visited the Museum of Soviet Occupation. After that, a meeting was held in one of the partner organizations of the project, Soviet Past Research Laboratory (SovLab), where the students got acquainted with its activities and presented their winning essays to each other. The meeting was led by SovLab researcher Rusudan Kobakhidze. At the end, Irakli Khvadaginai, the Director of SovLab, gave a tour of Tbilisi “Topography of Red Terror” and showed samples of Soviet architecture. The students were given the publications of the winners of the previous history competition, as well as the materials prepared by SovLab at different times.

The second day began with a visit to the Stalin Museum. After that, young people full of impressions, visited the cave town Uplistsikhe. That day further deepened the students' knowledge about the Soviet past and the history of Georgia. Evening excursions to the Museum of Soviet Occupation and Stalin Museum, as well as an excursion to Tbilisi, were conducted by the representatives of the project partner organisation Sovlab.

 

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