Georgian officials gathered to celebrate Constitution Day

The first page of the constitution of the Georgia. Photo: National Archives of Georgia, 25 Aug 2019 - 18:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili hosted a reception at the Atoneli presidential palace last night to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the signing of the State Constitution.

Although Georgia adopted its first constitution three years after the country gained independence from Russia in 1918, four days later the country again fell to occupation by Soviet forces. 

Adopted in 1995, Georgia’s current constitution was modelled after the 1921 document.