Soviet Tbilisi in Pictures

I just stumbled upon at these interesting photos of Soviet Tbilisi ranging from 1950’s to the end of 1980’s. These images feature some buildings and monuments that are not there anymore or have been changed. I will write another post about that later. In the meantime take a look at ‘greener’ Tbilisi.

Lenin monument at the former Lenin square and nowadays Freedom Square with St. George Statue

Lenin monument at the former Lenin Square (Currently Freedom Square)

The other Side of the square

The other angle

National Polytechnical Institute (Currently Georgian Technical University)

National Polytechnical Institute (Currently Georgian Technical University)

Former Adjara Hotel (Currently Holiday Inn Tbilisi) and a circle that today is a parking space for the hotel

The Baratashvili Bridge

The Baratashvili Bridge

Dinamo Stadium

Dinamo Stadium

Hotel Iveria (Currently Radisson Blu Iveria)

Hotel Iveria (Currently Radisson Blu Iveria)

Hotel Iveria (Currently Radisson Blu Iveria)

Hotel Iveria (Currently Radisson Blu Iveria)

Tbilisi Philharmonic (Currently Tbilisi Concert Hall)

Tbilisi Philharmonic (Currently Tbilisi Concert Hall)

Tbilisi Philharmonic (Currently Tbilisi Concert Hall)

Tbilisi Philharmonic (Currently Tbilisi Concert Hall)

Brezhnev waving from a building next to the Tbilisi Philharmonic

Brezhnev waving from a building next to the Tbilisi Philharmonic

A view from the Tbilisi Funicular

A view from the Tbilisi Funicular

The Heroes Square and Tbilisi circus

The Heroes Square and Tbilisi circus

Old Train Station in Tbilisi

Old Train Station in Tbilisi

Old Train Station in Tbilisi

Old Train Station in Tbilisi

Parliament of Georgia

Parliament of Georgia

Rustaveli ave. and the parliament of Georgia

Rustaveli ave. and the parliament of Georgia

Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre

Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre

Restaurant at the Mtatsminda Park

Restaurant at the Mtatsminda Park

Tbilisi Sports Palace

Tbilisi Sports Palace

Hotel Abkhazia (The building has been demolished in 2011-2012)

Hotel Abkhazia (The building has been demolished in 2011-2012)

Metro station 300 Aragveli

Metro station 300 Aragveli

Metro Station Lenin Square (Currently Freedom Square)

Metro Station Lenin Square (Currently Freedom Square)

Metro station Rustaveli ave.

Metro station Rustaveli ave.

A boat on river Mtkvari

A boat on river Mtkvari

Tbilisi Sports Palace

Tbilisi Sports Palace

Tbilisi Tram

Tbilisi Tram

Tbilisi tram

Tbilisi tram

Unfortunately I am not aware of authors of these images, if you know any please let me know and I will credit them.

 

 

16 comments

  1. Hey Mirian,
    These are amazing photographs. Thanks a lot for sharing. I visited Tbilisi back in 2011 and loved the city.

    I am waiting for a time to be able to visit it again.

  2. Loved these photos! I visited Tbilisi in 1990, 1998, and 2010. As you said, some buildings are gone or changed, but the memories remain.

  3. Feels like it’s my city, felt there like at home, and am always eager to come back.
    anyways… Tbilisi is obviously much better without that Lenin statue😉

    Greetings from Poland!

  4. Thank you for these photos. I especially remember the 1990s and I’ve good memories despite the difficult quality of life there was. My family and I left Georgia in 1998 and since I went back only once in 2009 and I’m eager to return again and bring my friends and my fiance to show them the city were I was born and grew up only until my 10yo, and of course wisit the rest of my beautiful Georgia. When I see these photos it reminds me what a wonderful childhood I had and why I regret having left my country…ჩემი საყვარელი თბილისი

  5. Thank you for the pictures! I was in Tbilisi in 1986 and returned again in 2013. My first visit was on a college tour of the USSR. Absolutely adore Tbilisi and I hope to come back again.

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