When and who wrote “Suliko”?

In my previous post I wrote about Ilia Chavchavadze. So, I definitely have to mention Akaki Tsereteli.


The first thing I want to tell you about Akaki Tsereteli… is that not to confusing him with Zurab:) Akaki Tsereteli is not just a great friend of Chavchavadze, but also well-known national poet, beloved by all Georgians; playwright and author of the visiting card of the Georgian affair lyrics — song “Suliko”.


So, let us begin.

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To some extent this man is the epitome of Georgian code of honour in the field of art, because only his family knew Tengiz Abuladze well. The moral values he placed in his works, which are understandable to those who have seen his works.

I was extremely surprised that not everyone of my generation (about 30 years old) heard about Tengiz Abuladze. It is strange. This man was much spoken about during the period of early restructuring, particularly about the fact that he dared to talk truth about the Soviet Union in his movies when it was almost impossible.

The identity of this very bright cultural figure of Georgia was hidden from the public, so I will gladly tell you about him.

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