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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Last judgment

last-judgment, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Last Judgment Fresco from Ananuri Church, Georgia, 17th Century, restored from 19th Century white over paintings done while Russian annexation after 18. January 1801

"In spite of Russia's failure to honour the terms of the Treaty of Georgievsk, Georgian rulers felt they had nobody else to turn to. After Erekle's death, a civil war broke out over the succession to the throne of Kartli-Kakheti and one of the rival candidates called on Russia to intervene and decide matters. On January 8, 1801 Tsar Paul I of Russia signed a decree on the incorporation of Georgia (Kartli-Kakheti) within the Russian Empire which was confirmed by Tsar Alexander I on September 12, 1801. The Georgian envoy in Saint Petersburg, Garsevan Chavchavadze, reacted with a note of protest that was presented to the Russian vice-chancellor Alexander Kurakin. In May 1801 Russian General Carl Heinrich Knorring dethroned the Georgian heir to the throne David Batonishvili and deployed a government headed by General Ivan Petrovich Lasarev. " excerpt from Wikipedia "History of Georgia"

(note the beasts eating the people on the upper right side !) See enlarged image

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