April 14—Today is the Day of the Georgian Language!

Today is the day of the Georgian language.

In 1978, back when Georgia was part of the Soviet Union and it was unheard of to demonstrate, Georgians bravely stood up for their language and demonstrated against its abolition. Apparently, Brezhnev decided to make the state language of Georgia Russian.

That didn’t fly so well. The people demonstrated.

And why wouldn’t they. Russian is freaking hard!

But not to be too glib about this. Demonstrating in the Soviet Union was very dangerous. Demonstrators could expect to be killed in the Soviet Union.

Fortunately, everything worked out ok.


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