Georgian women dating
Just as in my favorite movie by Otar Iosseliani, “Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird,” women continued to stick to traditionally long skirts, not revealing too much bare skin.
Back then, nobody could imagine the freedom some young women celebrate these days.
Last year, East Point, a Georgian center of shopping, leisure and entertainment, elected Mayor Teona Chikladze.
She has fascinated Georgians with her positive attitude and her radically bright pink hair.
By 2006, it topped global lists for constructive business reforms, turning into the most business-friendly country, which explains its success in tourism that we can see today: Millions of people visit Georgia every year. Last October, Georgian elections featured several women candidates, including the most well-known, Tamar Chugoshvili, Nino Burjanadze and Helen Khostaria.
I interviewed Khostaria at her headquarters in downtown Tbilisi, where her team members, young and thoughtful volunteers, sat around the floor on big pillows, brainstorming about the key points of their campaign.
Repeated terrorist attacks across 2016 have shuttered many of the thriving nightclubs and tourist restaurants of Istanbul.
During the day, Sophiko works as a journalist, covering the most acute social and political issues for international Internet, radio and television media.
This weekend, Sophiko was hanging out at Fabrika until 2 a.m., together with artists, designers, musicians, journalists, students and foreign tourists — it could be a hangout in any Western capital.
Then the girls’ gang moved to Khidi, a nightclub under a bridge over the Kura River. They smoked, they had drinks, they danced their feet sore until morning.
"This is one of the most effective ways to convey your story, your message to people around you, and make your voice heard," Teona said.
"For years, dark colors dominated in Georgia, which was a relevant reflection of social, political and economic climate of that period — communist regime, perestroika, civil war.
“The time when men dictated how women behave is long gone,” my friend Timur said, admitting something not many men in the Caucasus region are ready to accept.