On April 23, 2004, a few months after a popular revolt replaced the government and altered the national symbols, a new national anthem was adopted. The music was taken from the Georgian operas “Abesalom da Eteri” and “Daisi” by the Georgian composer Zakaria Paliashvili, and were composed into an anthem by Joseb Ketschakmadse.

Special thanks to: Reinhard Popp some of this information and the lyrics; and to Davit Chikvaidze for the Romanized lyrics and English translation, as well as additional information.