09 April 2003, 04:29

Vakhtang the First Gorgasal

Vakhtang the First Gorgasal (year of birth unknown; d. 502 A.D.), czar of Iberia (Kartli). Struggled for centralization of the state power. During his rule, Tbilisi was rebuilt basically in order to transfer the nation's capital here from Mtskheta. Vakhtang the First led a lengthy struggle with Sasanide-ruled Iran for Kartli's independence. In 484 A.D., was the leader of a major anti-Sasanide uprising of Georgians and Armenians. The deceit of Georgian and Armenian feudalists was decisive for the uprising. Was called Gorgasal (Wolf Head) by the Persians because wore a helmet with this image. Killed in a battle with Persians. Georgian people have created songs and poems to honor him.

All news

March 26, 2019 11:04

  • Some 240 Georgian social workers are on strike

    Across Georgia, about 240 social workers involved in protecting women and children have stopped their activities and announced an indefinite strike demanding to improve their working conditions, Raisa Liparteliani, a deputy chair of the Association of Independent Trade Unions of Georgia, told the "Caucasian Knot".

March 26, 2019 10:56

March 26, 2019 08:33

March 26, 2019 08:28

March 26, 2019 08:18

  • "Golos" defines overstatement scale of voter turnout in Northern Caucasus

    The disposal of documents on the 2018 Russian presidential election, which should be held today in the country's regions, is essential for investigating violations, said Roman Udot, a board member of the "Golos" (Vote) Movement in Defence of Voters' Rights, after the vigorous analysis of video records from polling stations.

News archive