Michael Romanov is elected tsar, beginning the Romanov dynasty. This dynasty ruled Russia until the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917.
The Russian empire takes over rule of most of present-day Georgia.
Joseph Stalin is born in Gori, Georgia.
World War I begins, and Russian armies join the forces of Britain and France.
October - the Bolshevik Revolution overthrows the Romanov Dynasty.
Georgians declare an independent Georgian state.
The Red Army invades Georgia, and Georgia becomes a Soviet Socialist Republic.
"The Battleship Potemkin," is made and released by Russian director Sergei Eisenstein.
This film commemorates the failed Russian revolution of 1905. It is renowned by Soviet cinematographers as a classic example of experimentation in camera techniques.
"Eliso," by Georgian director Nikolai Shengelaia, is made and released
"Man with a Movie Camera," by Russian and Ukranian director Dziga Vertov, is made and released.
"Salt for Svanetia," by director Mikheil Kalatozov, is made. This film was shelved and not released until 1957.
Transcaucasian Soviet Federative Republic, a system of Soviet rule that allowed individual republics like Georgia to maintain their own parliaments and party systems, is dissolved and Georgia is officially made a Soviet state.
March - Joseph Stalin dies. Nikita Khrushchev rose to power soon after.
March - Violent protests against Soviet leader, Nikita Krushchev, lead to calls for Georgian succession. Uprisings are brutally crushed by the Soviet Union.
"The Cranes are Flying," from Georgian director Mikheil Kalatozov, is made and released.
"I am Cuba," from director Mikheil Kalatozov, is made, not released until 1964.
"The Plea," part one of Georgian director Tengiz Abuladze's triology, is made and released.
"Pirosmani," by Georgian director Georgiy Shengelaia, is made and released.
"Kvevri," a Georgian film by director Irakli Kvirikadze, is made and released.
"Crackpots," from Georgian director Eldar Shengelaia, is made and released.
"The Wishing Tree," part two of director Tengiz Abuladze's trilogy, is made and released.
"Mimino," from Georgian director Giorgi Danelia, is made and released.
"Repentence," part three of director Tengiz Abuladze's trilogy, is made and not released until 1987.
"Legends of the Surami Fortress," is made by director Sergei Parajanov and released.
"I am an ox, I am a horse, I am a man..." documentary about females in Soviet cinema is released.
April - 19 pro-independence demonstrators are killed in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Georgian parliament declares succession from the Soviet Union. Independence is overwhelmingly supported by the Georgian people in a referendum.
New Georgian constitution is approved, which allows for a strong executive presidency.