Director, Iv.Javakishvili Institute of History and Ethnology
Full Professor, Iv.Javakishvili Tbilisi State University
Georgian state have century’s long history. After the declaration of Christianity as state religion at the end of 20s of the 4th century, Christianity became the main driving force of the statehood of Georgia and one of its ideological pillars. The Georgian church and state have come through a lot of hardships, but the "enlightening” 19th century brought the greatest danger to it, stemming from the Christian, Orthodox country – Russia.