Chiatura: Half Dead City of Georgia

A small city hidden in the mountaneous region of Georgia impressed photographer and traveller Pavel Morozov very much, so he spent several days there, mostly on its numerous ropeways. Chiatura is a city of miners that has dozens of functioning and broken funiculars built in the 1950s. There is an atmosphere of the Soviet epoch in this place, it’s clearly felt in half-ruined houses and almost empty streets.

Nevertheless, Chiatura was promised a wonderful future back in the Soviet time, because the city had huge reserves of ore and managnese…

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The main places of interest in Chiatura are ore mines in the saburban areas. One still may come here to see how manganese is mined.

The main places of interest in Chiatura are ore mines in the saburban areas. One still may come here to see how manganese is mined.

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