THE THOUSANDS of Georgians waving the flag of St George outside the
parliament building in Tbilisi weren’t celebrating England’s rugby world
cup victory - they were cheering the resignation of Georgia’s President
The “November revolution” in Georgia culminated in the overthrow of
Eduard Shevardnadze. It was carried out under the flag of St George,
first used in the 12th and 13th Century, when the then feudal country
joined the struggle led by the crusader knights. The movement at that
time was crushed by Genghis...