Zarya Vostoka building

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Zarya Vostoka building
General information
Architectural style Constructivist architecture
Address 42 Rustaveli Avenue
Town or city Tbilisi
Country Georgia
Coordinates 41°42′08″N 44°47′36″E / 41.702298°N 44.793304°E / 41.702298; 44.793304
Completed 1930
Design and construction
Architect David Chisliev

The Zarya Vostoka building is an office building in Tbilisi on Rustaveli Avenue. It was built in 1931 by the Armenian architect David Chisliev as the headquarters for the Russian-language newspaper Zarya Vostoka in the constructivist style. At the same location was until 1913 a wooden circus building owned by the Nikitin brothers.[1] The building later housed the publishing house Merani and was until 2007 a protected monument of national importance. Currently renovations are under progress that according to some critics threaten the historical substance of the building.[2]


  1. ^ Baulig, Josef; Maia Mania, Hans Mildenberg and Karl Ziegler. Architekturführer Tbilisi (in German and Georgian). Landeshauptstadt Saarbrücken/Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. p. 142. ISBN 3-936890-39-0. 
  2. ^ Kokichaishvili, Teona (8 February 2011). "Creative Destruction on Rustaveli Avenue". Tabula. Retrieved 20 February 2011.