I lived in Tbilisi between 2008 and 2010. After the end of the Soviet era, as with many of the newly independent states, there was a revival of religion, which functioned as a source of identity. The Georgian Orthodox church with the support of the state recovered and renovated churches throughout the city, as well as building new ones. In the older parts of the city in particular churches are abundant, mostly Orthodox but also a few Armenian churches that bear testimony to the presence of the much reduced Armenian community of Tbilisi. Here are some of them.