• The majority of present-day Georgia becomes a part of the Russian Empire. 

  • An independent Georgian state is declared after the Russian Revolution begins.

  • After the Red Army invades Georgia, and the country is absorbed into the growing Soviet Union.

  • Georgia's parliament declares secession from the Soviet Union after independence is heavily supported in a referendum.

  • The European Union and Georgia sign an association trade agreement.

  • Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili resigns over dispute with Bidzina Ivanishvili, who returned to a leading position in the Georgian Dream party earlier in the year. He is succeeded by Finance Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze.

  • The opposition refuses to recognise the parliamentary election win by Georgian Dream, launching months of political crisis.

  • Defence Minister Irakli Garibashvili is nominated to form a government following the resignation of Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia over the attempted arrest of opposition leader Nika Melia.


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