The present thesis deals with the renaming of the toponymy of Tbilisi, Georgia, from as
early as the final years of Soviet rule in the country on the light of recently translated data
from Georgian to English. It discusses the changes in the cityscape in relation to the
national discourse that was built in the post-Soviet times, assessing how this discourse
relates to the city history and the broader national context, which aspects were
commemorated and which were left out, intentionally or not. Moreover, it brings
conclusions to how the national discourse is imprinted in the toponymy of the capital and
its possible implications for the geopolitical context.