Valery Grigolashvili was born in Tbilisi (Georgia) in the family of Major-General Boris Grigolashvili who heroically died in action in 1993 during the struggle for independence and territorial integrity of Georgia.
After having completed his studies at Bakradze Institute of Law and Economics in 1995 in Tbilisi he graduated from Moscow Military Diplomatic Academy in 1998 and from Moscow Humanitarian Economic Institute with specialization in Law and Legal Studies in 2006.
In 1992-2000 Valery Grigolashvili served in the Armed Forces of Georgia where he was promoted to the rank of Major. In 1992-1993 he participated in combat actions in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali. After 1998 served at the Legal Department of Georgian Ministry of Defense. Currently works as a lawyer in a commercial company in Moscow (Russia).
Fluent in Georgian and Russian and has a working knowledge of French and English.
Since adolescence, Valery Grigolashvili demonstrated interest in history, heraldry, vexillology and ethnography. Being a professional soldier and specialist in international relations, Valery Grigolashvili is also an amateur historian. In that capacity he developed impressive skills in historical cartography.
Here are a few examples of historical maps created by Valery Grigolashvili.
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FULL LIST OF HISTORICAL MAPS by Valery Grigolashvili
14 macro-regions of contemporary Russia (2018)
12 macro-regions of contemporary Russia (2019)
Administrative-territorial Division of the First Republic of Armenia (1918-1920)
Armenian Reform Package in Ottoman Empire (1912-1914)
Administrative-territorial Division of Russian-occupied Turkish Territory at the End of WWI
Projected Autonomous Armenian Province in Ottoman Empire (1913)
Projected Administrative-territorial Reform in Russian Caucasus (1917)
The First Republic of Armenia (1918-1920)
Regions of European Russia According to Arsenyev (1848)
Regions of Russian Empire According to Kruber (1917)
Regions of European Russia According to Richter (1898)
Regions of European Russia According to Semenov (1880-1885)
Regions of Russian Empire According to Zhyvopisnaya Rossia (1881-1901)
Regions of Russian Empire According to Polnoye Geograficheskoe Opisanie Nashego Otechestva (1913)
Regions of Russian Empire According to Polnoye Geograficheskoe Opisanie Nashego Otechestva (1899-1901)
Disintegration of Tobolsk Province in 1918