Zarya Vostoka building

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]

Zarya Vostoka building
General information
Architectural styleConstructivist architecture
Address42 Rustaveli Avenue
Town or cityTbilisi
Coordinates41°42′08″N 44°47′36″E / 41.702298°N 44.793304°E / 41.702298; 44.793304
Design and construction
ArchitectDavid Chisliev


  1. ^ Baulig, Josef; Maia Mania; Hans Mildenberg; Karl Ziegler (2004). Architekturführer Tbilisi (in German and Georgian). Landeshauptstadt Saarbrücken/Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. p. 142. ISBN 3-936890-39-0.
  2. ^ Teona Kokichaishvili."Creative Destruction on Rustaveli Avenue". 8 February 2011. Archived from the original on Jul 21, 2011.