American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The capital and largest city of Georgia, in the southeast part of the country on the Kura River. An ancient city astride trade and migration routes between Europe and Asia Minor, it was the capital of an independent Georgian state from 1096 to 1225 and was held by Mongols, Iranians, and Turks before coming under Russian control in 1801. Tbilisi was the capital of the Transcaucasian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic (1922-1936) and the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (1936-1991). Population: 1,070,000.
- n. the capital and largest city of Georgia on the Kura river
“TBILISI — Georgia on Tuesday arrested six people on suspicion of carrying out a series of recent bomb attacks, including on the U.S. embassy in the capital, Tbilisi, and accused them of working for a Russian military officer.”
“TBILISI -- Dozens of Georgian lawyers have protested in Tbilisi to demand changes to the electoral code, RFE/RL's Georgian Service reports.”
“October 19th, 2009 MOSCOW/TBILISI - Hollywood actor Andy Garcia was in Tbilisi preparing to star in a film about last year's war between Russia and Georgia, media reports said Monday.”
“TBILISI -- Georgia's opposition National Council bloc has nominated its candidates for Tbilisi mayor, RFE/RL's Georgian Service reports.”
“TBILISI -- Georgian Reintegration Minister Temur Iakobashvili said today Tbilisi is ready to cooperate with Russia to identify terrorists in connection with the Moscow subway bombings.”
“TBILISI -- In an effort to facilitate a peaceful end to antigovernment protests in Georgia, European Union special envoy Peter Semneby traveled to Tbilisi on April”
“TBILISI -- A Tbilisi court has ordered the director of a demolition company be held for two months of preliminary detention after a controlled explosion at a Soviet-era war memorial killed two people, RFE/RL's Georgian Service reports.”
“TBILISI (Reuters) - President Mikheil Saakashvili said Georgia knows it cannot take back its Russian-backed rebel regions militarily but Moscow has designs on Tbilisi.”
“MOSCOW/TBILISI - Hollywood actor Andy Garcia was in Tbilisi preparing to star in a film about last year's war between Russia and Georgia, media reports said Monday.”
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