Georgy Tovstonogov was born in tsarist Russia in Tiflis (Tbilisi). However, according to his sister Natela, in fact, he was born in Petrograd, and only in 1919 he moved to Georgia.
Father of Georgy was an engineer, a gentleman and a high-ranking worker in the Ministry of Railways. He expected his son to be an engineer. However, fate interfered.