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Georgia’s nightmare before Easter

Georgia has received plaudits for its response to COVID-19. But as the biggest event in the Christian calendar approaches, the nation finds itself torn between church and state, faith and science.
Giorgi Lomsadze Apr 16, 2020

In Georgia, more important than Santa

New Year’s is the main winter holiday in the post-Soviet world, after the communists took Christmas customs and melded them into the more secular January 1. But Georgia’s mekvle tradition long predates this shift.
Giorgi Lomsadze Dec 27, 2019