A Century Ago, Georgia’s Government-in-Exile Chose a French Estate

Independence, Interrupted

For years to come, the estate would serve as the headquarters of Georgia’s anti-Soviet emigre community in Europe, becoming a symbol not only of many Georgians’ hopes for an independent, democratic future but also of the immense obstacles that stood in the country’s historic path and, to a certain extent, still do.

Georgia’s Adjaran Mosques Are Uniquely Beautiful, and Falling Into Disrepair

Adjara’s Tarnished Jewels

The interior designs of the mosques in Adjara, Georgia, are unlike anything else in the Islamic world. Yet many are in various states of disrepair, and some have entirely collapsed, as the mosques’ defenders grapple with the best way to preserve this heritage.