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What is Ilia Chavchavadze’s legacy for Georgia?

Monday, August 4
“First and foremost, he was a fine patriot. And many generations have grown up on his poems and novels.”
Keti, student, 20

“Ilia left us ‘Language, Homeland and Religion.’ He declared the whole Georgian nation to be its inheritors, but unfortunately those Georgians killed him.”
Sopho, teacher, 35

“Language, Homeland and Religion!”
Irakli, economist, 26

“Ilia Chavchavadze is a name even a baby knows.”
Madona, philologist, 23

“Ilia Chavchavadze carried out scientific research into the field of pedagogy and his ideas are still in practice.”
Natia, teacher, 38

“He was an ideal Georgian.”
Nika, student, 20

“He was one of the most important people in Georgian history. He is the one who reformed the Georgian language and gave it a modern appeal.”
Sandro, delivery service employee, 20

“He was an example of a man who gave everything for his country, even his life. He was a true patriot of Georgia.”
Akaki, doctor, 60

“Of course he was very talented person, a great writer and poet, but I think making an icon out of him or declaring him a saint is a little bit too much.”
Romani, IT specialist, 23