US diplomats present collective reading of Georgian poem on ‘tragic day’ of Soviet occupation

US Ambassador Kelly Degnan said that ‘today more than ever’ Georgia needs to be united in the face of Russian aggression.Photo: US Embassy press office., 25 Feb 2021 - 15:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

US diplomats in Georgia have presented a collective reading of a poem by Georgian author Kolau Nadiradze which is dedicated to Georgia’s Soviet occupation on this day, one hundred years ago. 

The poem was published in 1985, but it speaks of the tragedy of the day when Georgians had their independence stolen from them by Moscow, and saw their country subsumed into the Soviet Union,” said US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan.