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The Georgian adventures of Marcello Mastroianni !

Having flown from Leningrad to Tbilisi for only three days, the famous Italian artist soon changed his mind and said that he wanted to stay here forever! In March 1988, he set foot on the hospitable land of Tbilisi, the journalists of the still Soviet Republic staged a real race to interview an overseas movie star. The first" access to the body "was given to the newspaper "Youth of Georgia". At a meeting with the Maestro appeared to two young employee's Pera Khalatyan and Eligulashvili. "Oh, my God! Marcello Mastroianni exclaimed in the purest Italian and raised his hands to the sky so dramatically that it seemed to his interlocutors that he uttered this sacred formula in Georgian. — There are two of you?" As if one tormentor wasn't enough for my poor head. I've only been in Tbilisi for two days. But it already seems to me that there are three million journalists here." Then, changing his anger to mercy, Mastroianni praised the local traditions, and especially the Georgian hospitality: "For two days I felt like a Christmas goose being fattened for slaughter. Another week of this life and I would have hidden somewhere. Just a little rest." And in an interview with the newspaper "dawn of the East", the artist admitted that a lot of things in Georgia remind him of his native Italy. However, both the people and the weather here are "much warmer", which encourages the creation of good films. "At every step I am surrounded by everyone's attention," Mastroianni was either happy or upset. — And your emotions are expressed with a temperament that can only be observed in Italians. In General, Georgians and Italians, as it turned out, are similar in many ways. You know, individuals with a sense of humor can be found everywhere. But it is very rare for humor, irony, and the ability to make fun of everything, including, first of all, yourself, to be in the features of a national character. And that's fine!» However, the three-day "throw" from cloudy Leningrad, where at this time Mastroianni starred in Nikita Mikhalkov's film "black Eyes", in Sunny Tbilisi had a definite goal. In a private conversation with film Director Irakli Kvirikadze, Mastroianni admitted that he came to Tbilisi to see Director Parajanov. Kvirikadze was not surprised. Sergei Parajanov is a fantastic person, a disgraced genius. It would seem that you could come to visit such a host without any warning. But the screenwriter Kvirikadze decided to play it safe and observe all the rules of etiquette. On a March morning, Irakli entered a dim room where Sergei Parajanov was sitting on a narrow bed in long Johns . - Marcello Mastroianni has arrived in Tbilisi! Kvirikadze began without much preamble. "Three days! Wants to see you! Parajanov looked at Irakli with a dull stare: — Who are you?" — What, who is this?" Mastroianni! Did you watch eight and a half? "What did you say, Mastrone?" What's his last name?" Of course, this was another performance. At night, Kvirikadze led Marcello Mastroianni with an interpreter to Parajanov's house. The Windows were completely dark. With a sinking heart, Heraclius pushed open the door. The three of them stepped into the black opening, into the darkness of the unknown. And then a bright light came on in the room! Sergei was waiting for the dear guests, setting a sumptuous table and calling his friends-about thirty people. There were an artist, a Builder of the Tbilisi bathhouse, an architect, an Opera prompter, a party Manager of the Georgia-film Studio, a diamond buyer, a doctor, and a Barber... Parajanov this night surpassed himself: the walls of the house could collapse with laughter. Soon the translator was no longer needed — after all, the talent is understandable in any language. At four o'clock in the morning, Parajanov went to see Mastroianni off along Kote Meskhi street. Near the old Tbilisi house, Sergei stopped under a low balcony. The show continued. In his essay "Paraconid" Irakli Kvirikadze plays the hilarious dialogue between the two kinogeroyami: "Marcello, your love lives here. She's been waiting for you all her life, Marcello Mastroianni. "My love?" Marcello asked. "Her name is Shushanna. She's a virgin… She is seventy-four years old! Marcello looked at Parajanov in horror: "Seventy-four?" "She was saving herself for you!" All my life! And you're here! Parajanov held up a bamboo ladder found in the courtyard to the balcony and climbed it. Marcello, mesmerized, followed his new friend. They were in the bedroom. Moonlight shone on the bed where the voluptuous Shushanna slept. Mastroianni remembered the huge Saragina from Fellini's film "Eight and a half": for a few coins given to her by boys from a Catholic College, the giantess dances in front of them a Rumba on the seashore, shakes her powerful hips, shows an immense ass. They went to the bed. Leaning over, Sergei whispered: "Shushanna, are you still asleep?" You'll sleep through your dreams! Open your eyes, baby! An old two-hundred-kilogram woman opened her eyes, recognized Sergei, and asked: "What do you want this time, donkey?" — What do you dream of, Shushanna?" Do you like Mastroianni? - Mastroianni? Yes... "There it is!" Take it! With these words, Sergei without any respect bent Marcello and drowned him in the huge Breasts of Shushanna. Shushanna hesitated. "The real one?" Marcello was smiling at her. He liked the game, but felt a little awkward. However, he managed to say in Russian: "Shushannah, I'll help you!" As she looked at the man's face, she realized that this was the real Mastroianni. She screamed and pressed his head to her burning chest. Parajanov closed the bedroom door and, once on the balcony, shouted like a medieval crier: "Shushanna Kazarian is losing her virginity! I'll take out her sheet. In the General laughter, he didn't finish the sentence. Enthusiastic screams awakened the neighbors up all Solalaki quarter. People began to pour into the narrow street with bottles of wine, cheese, and herbs. They built a long table and began to feast again. - In the light of the melting moon, Marcello listened to the Georgian polyphony, hugged two portly elderly neighbors — his selfless fans, bathed in the waves of popular love and felt happy. He was shouting: "Fuck the Oscars! I demand political asylum! I'm staying in Tbilisi!" "Who could have imagined that just twenty-four hours ago, he was devastated by the news from Los Angeles that his Oscar nomination had failed. - And Parajanov continued to gush with new impromptu songs. The translator couldn't keep up with him, but Marcello still laughed until his eyes filled with tears. . Both informers and KGB officers who were sitting at the common table laughed — no Parajanov's feast was complete without them, - Kvirikadze tells. — I was just thinking that they would like to record all his stories and fantastic improvisations on a dictaphone. They would be an invaluable service to our culture. Deciphering them, you could publish a "New Decameron", no less wise and funny than the creation of Boccaccio." The weekend was over, and the guests had left. Mastroianni returned to Italy, and Parajanov to his house at the foot of the Holy mountain. What a great movie these two have come up with and acted out — without makeup artists, costumers and grueling rehearsals! It is a pity that there was no one to shout the word "Motor!"in time.

Princess Maria Prokofievna Eristova-Shervashidze

Maria prokofievna Eristova was born on October 17, 1895 in Batumi, Georgia. Her father, Prince Shervashidze, sat in The state Duma, and from a young age, Princess Mary lived in St. Petersburg. Thanks to her appearance and aristocratic manners, Mary became a lady-in-waiting to the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. At court, the girl was admired. After the revolution of 1917, Mary and her family had to leave for Tiflis. The Georgian capital became a real haven for the Russian intelligentsia of that time. She was the Muse of the artist Savely Sorin and the famous Georgian poet Galaktion Tabidze. It is in Tbilisi that Savely Sorin creates his perhaps most famous painting-a portrait of Princess Mary. According to legend, many years later, the painting "settled" in the bedroom of Princess grace Kelly of Monaco. When she awoke, she first looked at the picture and then in the mirror, thus determining whether she looked good today. In 1915, Galaktion Tabidze created a poetic cycle dedicated to his beloved. One of the most iconic poems was the poem "Mary". Galaktion Tabidze met Mary in the Park. She passed without turning her head in his direction. And he fell in love and carried this love through his life. Mary herself did not read Galaktion's poems – the lady-in-waiting of the Empress Anna Fyodorovna did not know the Georgian language. And she loved a completely different man - her husband, Prince George Nikolaevich Eristavi. In the 21st year, Soviet troops entered Georgia, and Mary and her husband were forced to go further – to Constantinople. After that, the couple decided to move to Paris. There, for the first time, Mary was forced to go to work. For her, whose beauty was admired by half of Europe, princesses by blood, stars of fashionable salons - this was new. Fortunately, she meets Prince Dmitry Pavlovich, who once had an affair with Coco Chanel. He also "matches" the Princess of the great Mademoiselle as a model. Mary's clear profile, expressive eyes and noble posture quickly elevated her to the rank of the best models of the Chanel fashion house. But Mary wasn't just a model. Russian Russians invited her to soirees and literary gatherings, and she shone at the opening of the Russian Nicholas II Lyceum in Versailles and at the lighting of The Russian gymnasium. The most famous photographers of the beginning of the century considered it an honor to work with her. The beauty and refined manners of the Princess were the talk of all Paris. Despite her success as a fashion model, Mary saw working in this field as a humiliation. After the parquet of the Winter Palace, it seemed beneath her dignity to walk on the podium. Therefore, at the first opportunity, the Princess left the fashion world. And even after a while, she didn't like to think about her modeling experience. The life of the Princess after leaving the house of Chanel was quite sad. In ' 46, gutz's beloved husband dies. The faithful wife is very hard going through his departure. In the 60s, she voluntarily locks herself in a Nursing Home. However, very expensive. Here Mary had three rooms with lavish furnishings. Then, in the 60s, she gets an inheritance: a former fan decides to "give" her 50 thousand dollars. However, the gesture of a long-time admirer leaves the Georgian beauty indifferent: she continues to live alone in her boarding house until her death, without buying more wealth. Until the very last day, Princess Mary remained an icon of style. She had come into this world as she had left it: full of self-respect, with her head held high and her walk confident.

Georgian folk dances are completely unique, the story of their formation goes back a long way, each dance has its own purpose, philosophy and morality. Almost everything is expressed in dance: history, traditions, joy and pain. There are 11 regions in Georgia and each has its own regional dances. There is information that the first mention of the origin of Georgian choreography before our era, this is evidenced by the record of the Greek historian Xenophon dated to the IV century BC, where it is indicated that among the Georgian tribes music of different formats was distributed – secular, military, and dance. For Georgians, dance is a competition, a competition, communication, a conversation without using words, an opportunity for self-expression. They can dance for hours, making the audience experience different emotions.

Georgian folk dances are completely unique, the story of their formation goes back a long way, each dance has its own purpose, philosophy and morality. Almost everything is expressed in dance: history, traditions, joy and pain. There are 11 regions in Georgia and each has its own regional dances. There is information that the first mention of the origin of Georgian choreography before our era, this is evidenced by the record of the Greek historian Xenophon dated to the IV century BC, where it is indicated that among the Georgian tribes music of different formats was distributed – secular, military, and dance. For Georgians, dance is a competition, a competition, communication, a conversation without using words, an opportunity for self-expression. They can dance for hours, making the audience experience different emotions.

Aivazovsky in Tiflis

Aivazovsky in Tiflis The silence of his home became unbearable. Once gay, filled with the happy voices of his girls, the house now stood silent and sad. The paintings still hung on the walls, the flowers in the vases were changed every morning, the chandeliers in the living room and study were lit in the evenings, and friends and acquaintances came. As before, he was friendly and attentive. He carefully hid his suffering from prying eyes. To drown out the bitter thoughts of a failed family life, he decided to go on a long journey. In 1868, the artist traveled to the Caucasus and Transcaucasia. On all sides it was surrounded by majestic mountains with inaccessible snow-capped peaks, deep gorges, and tumultuous waterfalls. This harsh, as it were primeval nature won the imagination. The road album was quickly filled with sketches and drawings. Aivazovsky liked Tiflis. He set up a workshop there and settled down for the winter. Soon the artist started working. He transferred the views of the Caucasus that struck him to the canvas with his usual virtuosity and speed. Numerous acquaintances came to the workshop. In this large southern city, people are sociable and get to know each other quickly. The famous Maestro's stay in Tiflis was an important event. Even the cabs moved their Parking lot to the house where Aivazovsky lived: so many people went to him. When the artist showed himself at the entrance, dozens of cabs with unusual dashing served their carriages. All of them envied the one in whose carriage Aivazovsky got on. Such a driver became popular in Tiflis for a day or two. He was surrounded by dozens of people and demanded that he retold many times what Aivazovsky had said to him during the walk. Everyone in Tiflis knew that Aivazovsky wrote views of the Caucasus. This was talked about not only in the homes of enlightened people, but also at every intersection, in every wine cellar, where the regulars argued, made bets, told fantastic anecdotes. Almost all the arguments and anecdotes concerned the speed with which the artist writes his paintings. And he really worked especially fast this winter. In a short time, he painted twelve paintings. Many of Ivan Konstantinovich's new acquaintances watched his work, and more than once the Studio resounded with enthusiastic shouts: high mountains, gorges, waterfalls, and stormy rivers of the Caucasus appeared on the recently clean canvas… The artist was looked at with awe. He seemed to many to be a wizard who obeyed the seas, rivers, and mountains. In Tiflis, they were sure that all he had to do was pick up a brush and call out to a high mountain, a waterfall, or a stormy mountain stream that appeared in his imagination: "Don't move!— - how they obey the order of a genius and appear immediately on his canvas. Finally, the news spread through Tiflis that Aivazovsky was opening an exhibition. The audience saw the pictures: "Chain of the Caucasus mountains", "Coast at Poti", "Mount Ararat", "East coast near Sukhum", "Rion River", "Gunib from the East side", "Daryal gorge", "Snowfall at Kazbek on the Georgian Military road", "lake Sevan", "Tiflis". Tiflis residents never tired of admiring the views of the Caucasus in Aivazovsky's paintings. Those who had the good fortune to see the artist's marinas before said that only the singer of the sea element can convey the greatness of the Caucasian nature. The exhibition was visited by most of the residents of Tiflis. The entrance fee was a significant amount. The artist announced that he was transferring all the money for the needs of the city children's shelter. This caused a new storm of excitement. Tiflis residents highly appreciated the artist's responsive heart and broad, unselfish nature. Now, on the streets of the city, strangers took off their hats and bowed low to Ivan Konstantinovich. Author: Wagner, Leo A.

Rezo Gabriadze In Tbilisi

" dream was fulfilled — I returned to painting and sculpture, and for good. I am grateful to fate, the dolls, and the small team that rustles in the dark corners of the old building." Rezo Gabriadze in Tbilisi in the Old city on Shavteli street there is a small puppet Theater. It was built in 1981 by Rezo Gabriadze-an artist, theater and film Director, writer and sculptor, author of more than 35 films, including "Mimino", "don't grieve", "kin-DZA-DZA", "Oddities", "Extraordinary exhibition", "Three on the road" and many others. As a Director, playwright, artist and sculptor, Rezo writes plays, creates dolls and animates them on the stage of his theater. For more than 30 years, the performances have visited many countries around the world and participated in major international theater festivals – in Avignon, Edinburgh, new York, Toronto, Belgrade, Charleston, Dresden, Moscow and other cities. The program of the Gabriadze theater includes four performances: "Autumn of my spring", "Stalingrad", "Ramona" and "the Diamond of the Marshal de Fantier". It is quite difficult to get to the theater,because there are only 80 seats in it,and there are too many people who want to get there. In 2010, Rezo Gabriadze built an amazing clock tower near his theater. Every hour a Golden-winged angel appears from its open doors and strikes the bell with a hammer. And twice a day, at 12: 00 and 19: 00 hours, you can witness a miniature performance in the tower, called " the Cycle of life. The tower was made and painted by Rezo Gabriadze. There is also a pomegranate tree growing on the roof. "When construction began, it was as if I was on a time machine in the X-XIII century, in distant and beautiful Byzantium. The tower had to fit seamlessly into the surrounding space and time. The table was littered with books about the architecture of Georgia, Byzantium, Italy, Russia... Books about the ornaments that Byzantium so generously left to the world, " said Gabriadze about the construction of the tower. Today, in any weather, numerous tourists and guests of Tbilisi gather at the tower to immerse themselves in the fairy tale created by the Master. The tower of the puppet theater has long been a landmark of Tbilisi ,its business card, designated in all guidebooks as a mandatory place to visit. And next to the theater there is a cafe " do not grieve!"The interior of the cafe is completely created by Rezo Gabriadze-paintings and posters on the walls, sculptures, ceramics, tables, chairs and even curtains on the Windows are made according to his sketches. At the entrance, guests are greeted by a bronze Chizhik-Pyzhik, the first copy of the St. Petersburg Chizhik from Fontanka. You can stroke it, they say it brings good luck. On the left, in the wall, is an Easter niche lined with colored ceramics. The bar is decorated with a ceramic panel with a composition based on the movie " don't Grieve!". Bottles of Georgian wines were lined up on the shelves, with labels drawn by Rezo. All the tables and chairs are hand-painted by Rezo with scenes and phrases from his films and performances - "kin-za-za", "Mimino", "Cranks", "the Diamond of the Marshal de Fantier". There is also a table for lovers in the shape of a heart. Looking at the cafe for a Cup of coffee, you may be lucky and you will meet Rezo Gabriadze himself, who is a frequent guest here, or rather a hospitable host!

Cuckoo train in Georgia.

Ku-ku-ku-ku-kukushechka))) the only narrow-gauge railway in Georgia,only 38 km long, between Bakuriani and Borjomi, but the train overcomes it slowly in 2.5 hours-a time of contemplation of beautiful nature, the name of what we so lack in our time of the Internet and gadgets, the train goes so slowly that sometimes you can jump out on the move, run next to the trailer and jump into it without the risk of falling behind the train)). This narrow-gauge railway was built in the time of the Romanovs (construction began in 1897 and lasted 4 years),and still serves faithfully, only the composition of only two wagons pulls an electric locomotive, not a steam locomotive of the American company "porter", which was once brought specifically from England.The locomotive was joined by the cars of the open type, they were framed by only a railing. Since 1967, the small steam locomotive has been replaced by an electric locomotive. Now the first steam locomotive stands proudly on the pedestal of the Borjomi station, turning into a monument!!In people, the train Bakuriani-Borjomi lovingly prozvannyj Cuckoo.The scenic road also passes over the railway bridge on the Tsemistzhali river, which was designed by the French engineer Alexander Gustav Eiffel-the author of the famous Eiffel tower in Paris, but few people know about it!.The bridge was brought to Georgia in 1902 and the first "cuckoo" was launched at the same time. If you are going to rest in Bakuriani or Borjomi, do not deny yourself the pleasure of taking a ride on this train. Train schedule: Borjomi-Bakuriani: 07: 15-09: 40 Bakuriani-Borjomi: 10: 00-12: 23 Borjomi-Bakuriani: 10: 55-13: 21 Bakuriani-Borjomi: 14: 15-16: 32 The ticket price is only 2 Gel.


В Грузии, сохраняется обычай праздновать Старый Новый год по старому стилю. Древний праздник наступления Нового года – Каландоба, отмечают сегодня в регионе Гурия на западе Грузии. Каландоба начинают праздновать в новогоднюю ночь по старому стилю – с 13 на 14 января. Главная традиция праздника – это традиция первого гостя, которая в Грузии называется «меквле». В Гурии меквле заезжает во дворы домов на коне и несколько раз стреляет из ружья в воздух. Считается, что меквле может принести в семью счастье, процветание и изобилие. Еще один важный атрибут Каландоба – чичилаки. Авторами этого новогоднего украшения считаются именно гурийцы. И, конечно же, древний праздник не обходится без традиционных гурийских песен и танцев. Многие традиции относятся к дохристианской эре.Среди таких обрядов,например, жертвоприношение.На новый год обязательно забивают поросят,которые потом становятся обязательным блюдом праздничного стола А так же сладости и другие традиционные угощения, чтобы год был благодатным,урожайным и богатым всякими приятными радостными событими. В ночь с 13 на 14 января сжигают чичилаки, грузинскую деревянную елку, символ Нового года, с ней должны уйти все проблемы и невзгоды прошлого года. Пусть Вы и Ваши близкие будут здоровы и счастливы, удача сопровождает Вас в делах, а любовь окружает и наполняет Вас и Ваш дом! ПУСТЬ проблемы проходят стороной, а над головой всегда светит яркое солнце, даря хорошее настроение! Пусть этот год станет временем сбывшихся надежд, достигнутых целей и приятных путешествий! С НОВЫМ ГОДОМ ДРУЗЬЯ!

ski resorts in Georgia

If you love winter sports and entertainment, now is the time to plan your trip to Georgia. Winters in the country are mild, the temperature rarely falls below -10° C, almost all the time the sun shines. There is almost no wind – the Caucasus reliably closes the interior from cyclones. There are 5 ski resorts in Georgia: Gudauri, Bakuriani, Goderdzi, Hatsvali and Tetnuldi. All of them are located in different parts of the country, which makes each unique and interesting in its own way. The most famous and crowded resorts are Gudauri and Bakuriani. The other three are quite young and are at the stage of improvement and popularization. As for prices, they are almost the same at all resorts, so where to go to rest is up to you. Gudauri has started to develop relatively recently, so everything is in accordance with modern requirements and new technologies. It is considered the most popular and the most youth of all ski resorts in Georgia. Bakuriani Is one of the oldest resorts in the entire Caucasus and the first ski resort in Georgia. During the Soviet era, Bakuriani hosted winter sports competitions, a sports base for the Olympic team, and sports schools. To date, everything has changed, updated and become modern, but several schools are still working and developing. Bakuriani is an ideal place for those who like a quiet ride or just want to get up on skis, as most of the trails are for Amateurs. The Tetnuldi ski resort opened in February 2016, so everything is just getting frustrated. While on the territory of no cafes and hotels, and most importantly queues on the cable car. But soon everything will be, the builders of the resort have a good project that should bring Tetnuldi to the European level. And as the pioneers say, soon the title of Gudauri "Mecca of freeride" will fairly pass to Tetnuldi. Hatsvali Can be said to be the elder brother of Tetnuldi, since Hatsvali is also located in the area of Svan towers and 8 kilometers from Mestia-the center of Svaneti. It was opened in 2011 and named after the mountain, at the foot of which is located the lower station and the track for beginners. The ski resort of Goderzdi is located just 100 kilometers from Batumi, so it will especially attract everyone who is nearby. Opened Goderdzi, as well as Tetnuldi, in 2016 and is also under development. Have a good rest! Установите приложение на смартфон и работайте офлайн +Установить Переводчик

Гозинаки по Грузински.

Гозинаки – самое любимое новогоднее лакомство грузинской кухни Чтобы приготовить гозинаки, Вам понадобится мед, сахарная пудра и очищенные грецкие орехи, которые предварительно нужно немного обжарить. Орехи — нужно выбирать светлые и мясистые, нового урожая. Мёд должен быть натуральный, желательно нейтральный и мягкий на вкус (от гречневого или каштанового мёда лучше отказаться, они слишком насыщенные). Для хрупкости и лучшего застывания добавляется сахарная пудра. Вот и все ингредиенты для гозинаки! В первую очередь нужно подсушить орехи. Высыпьте 500 гр. орехов на сухую сковороду и слегка поджарьте на слабом огне, регулярно помешивая — без масла и прочих добавок . Очистите ядра от шкурки, насколько это возможно. Затем высыпьте на большую доску и порубите небольшими кусочками, но не очень мелко. 250 мг. мёда влейте в чистую сковороду и уварите до тех пор, чтобы взятая на пробу капля не растекалась в холодной воде, если капнуть на блюдце. Уменьшить огонь до самого слабого и добавить 2 ст. ложки сахорной пудры. Затем, постепенно добавить к меду измельченные грецкие орехи, непрерывно перемешивать в течение трех минут. Орешки должны пропитаться мёдом и прогреться. Огонь по-прежнему должен быть очень слабым. Сильно не передерживайте, иначе гозинаки будут жесткими и темными. Большую деревянную доску смочите холодной водой. Выложите на нее ореховую массу и разравняйте ложкой. Ни в коем случае не руками — масса очень горячая! Затем раскатайте скалкой, тоже смоченной водой. Толщина может быть от 0,5 до 1 см. Смочите нож холодной водой и быстро порежьте пласт на ромбики. Дайте слегка остыть и подсохнуть гозинаки, затем переверните их более сухой стороной вниз и оставьте до затвердения. Хранить гозинаки лучше в пластиковом контейнере, постелив на дно пергаментную бумагу. Приятного Вам апетита и сладкой жизни!

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