Theater of politics

­Mikhail Saakashvili came to power in Georgia in 2004. Since then the policy of the state has been changed drastically. Unfortunately it has touched the Georgian art and cultural life as well. Practically the entire faculty of the Conservatoire and the Art Academy were replaced. Senior professors in almost all universities were forced to retire. The leaders of many state theaters were dismissed as well. Among those fired was a famous Georgian artistic director Robert Sturua.