In Photos: Georgians Supporting Ukraine

Three months into Russia’s bloody war in Ukraine, ordinary Georgians all across the country continue hanging Ukrainian flags and colors on their balconies, cars or workplaces in gesture of solidarity and support to their neighbors across the Black Sea.

Our own Otar Kobakhidze kept capturing Ukrainian symbols in Tbilisi, the capital and Kutaisi, chief west Georgian town over the spring:

Nodar Dumbadze State Youth Theater, Tbilisi

Canteen on Viktor Dolidze Street, Tbilisi
Shop on Aghmashenebeli Avenue in Tbilisi, with the t-shirt featuring viral slogan “Russian warship, go f— yourself.”
Announcement by the Catharsis Charity House, David Aghmashenebeli Aveue, Tbilisi
Kekelidze Street, Tbilisi
A door, Vera neighborhood, Tbilisi
Ukrainian flag handing from balcony, Vera neighborhood, tbilisi
Wine Factory, Tbilisi
Pasanauri Restaurant, Baratashvili Street, Tbilisi
Aghmashenebeli Avenue, Tbilisi
Ukrainian flag flying in a private residence, Kutaisi old town, western Georgia
Electricity wire in Kutaisi, western Georgia
Kutaisi central square, Meskhishvili Theater
Tumanishvili Theater actors waving the Ukrainian banner following the play of “Kugelmass!”
Chovelidze Street, Tbilisi
Chovelidze Street, Tbilisi. The banner reads “Glory to Ukraine.”
Red-Black banner, which for some symbolizes Ukraine’s struggle for independence while serving as nationalist symbol for others, flying from balconyon Chovelidze Street, Tbilisi
Display advertising on Tbilisi Concert Hall
Aghmashenebeli Avenue, Tbilisi
Market stall in Bazari Orbeliani, Tbilisi
Bazari Orbeliani, Tbilisi
April 9 massacre memorial outside the Parliament building, Tbilisi, with photos of Georgian fighters killed during Russia’s bloody invasion of Ukraine. The night of April 9/10, 2022
Photograph of Maks Levin, Ukrainian photographer, at the April 9 memorial. Unarmed Levin was killed by invading Russian servicemen in March in Kyiv Oblast.
Residential block on Vazha-Pshavela Avenue, Tbilisi
Car parts shop on Guramishvili Avenue, Tbilisi
European University, Guramishvili Avenue, Tbilisi
Bus stop featuring poster and bio of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet Ukrainian sniper. Dozens of bus stops across Tbilisi showcase acclaimed women from Ukrainian history.
Bus stop displaying photo and bio of Lesya Ukrainka, beloved Ukrainian writer and activist. Ukrainka was closely connected to Georgia where she lived and worked for 10 years, including in Tbilisi, Batumi, Telavi, Khoni, Kutaisi. She passed away in east-central Georgia’s town Surami in summer 1913.
Shop on Pekini Avenue, Tbilisi
Tbilisi Pride office
Akhmeteli Theater, Tbilisi
Axis Towers, Tbilisi
Zandukeli Street, Tbilisi
Zandukeli Street, Tbilisi
Aghmashenebeli Avenue, Tbilisi
Flowers shop on Abashidze Street, Vake neighborhood of Tbilisi
Vashlovani Street, Tbilisi
Flag of Azov, the battalion of last defenders of Mariupol, flying on a balcony on Tabukashvili Street, Tbilisi
Aghmashenebeli Alley, Tbilisi