Nana Asnidze, 28, conducts Georgian language class in a middle school in the village of Ieli on Jan. 24, the first day of spring semester. During the past 20 years, residents have been gradually deserting Ieli, a distant mountain village in the Georgian region of Svaneti. However the recent promotion of tourism and promise of employment in Svaneti has slowed the trickle of migration form the region.
Temo Bardzimashvili is a freelance photojournalist based in Tbilisi.
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