Minister of Culture and Monument Protection Nikoloz Rurua, director of the cultural heritage agency of Georgia Nikoloz Vacheishvili and the members of the special commission of the Patriarch`s office viewed the rehabilitation works on the Bagrati Temple in Kutaisi today. The rehabilitation works will be over soon. The bronze cross weighing 300 kilograms is already ready and it will be soon erected on the dome of the temple soon.
Ministry of Culture organized a meeting of experts to discuss the problems which the Georgian Church of Ishkhani in Turkey after the reportage aired by Courier P.S. weekly analytical show broadcast on Rustavi 2. Georgian side demands suspension of restoration works of the church...
Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze abstains from speaking about the intention of the government of Georgia to check up the agreement on Rabati Fortress signed by president Saakashvili during his visit to Turkey. Minister says the government of any country is obliged to look after the monuments of cultural heritage.
The dome of Rabati Fortress in the town of Akhaltsikhe in the southwestern part of Georgia will not be changed, President Saakashvili said aftr the meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Secretary General of the of the United National Movement Vano Merabishvili is expected to attend the round table dedicated to the discussion of the controversy on the restoration of Rabati Fortress - Deputy Minister of Culture has confirmed this.
Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia says the statement by the president`s administration regarding the threats of destruction of Rabati Fortress in Akhaltsikhe town of Georgia are exaggerated and politicized.
The restoration of the Rabati Fortress proposed by the government to president a few days ago has become controversial between the majority and the minority MPs. Opposition asserts that the new government of Georgia follows the instinct of destruction, as they want to destroy everything built by the previous government of the country.
Is Rabati castle facing a threat of demolition?! - president`s press speaker Manana Manjgaladze reported the details of the letter stamped as `extra-urgent` - the document prepared by the ministries of foreign affairs and culture refer to the reconstruction of the Rabati castle in Akhaltsikhe town of Georgia.