Georgia celebrates 100th anniversary since creation of First Democratic Republic of Georgia

Georgia celebrates 100th anniversary since creation of First Democratic Republic of Georgia

Georgia marks the 100th anniversary since the creation First Republic of Georgia today, Agenda.ge reported.

The Government of Georgia has organized more than 100 events abroad to specially mark the date. More than 100 start-ups, Georgian and international organisations are involved in organising events.

The presidents of six  countries: Armenia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia, as well as the president of the European Commission will attend festivities in Tbilisi.

Parliament Speakers of Estonia, Moldova and Ukraine, Foreign Minister of France, Vice-Prime Ministers of Belarus and Romania, Vice-parliament Speaker of the Czech Republic have also arrived in Georgia to celebrate the day.

Members of the Georgian diaspora, offspring of the leaders of the First Republic of Georgia have also come to their homeland to mark the Independence Day.

The Democratic Republic of Georgia (DRG) existed from May 1918 to February 1921 and was the first modern establishment of a republic of Georgia.

The DRG was created after the collapse of the Russian Empire that began with the Russian Revolution of 1917.

Facing permanent internal and external problems, the young state was unable to withstand invasion by the Russian Red Army, and collapsed between February and March 1921 and became a Soviet republic. 

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