Tbilisi Spiritual Seminary

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The Orthodox Theological Seminary from the side of the Soldier's Bazaar, 1870s

Tbilisi Spiritual Seminary (Georgian: თბილისის სასულიერო სემინარია, Russian: Тбили́сская духо́вная семина́рия) is a spiritual training institution, which operated from 1817 to 1919 in the Georgian Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox church, in 1993 reopened as a higher educational institution of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Joseph Stalin, the future dictator of Soviet Union, used to be a student of this institution.