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Kutaisi is Georgia's second city (Imereti region of Western Georgia), with a population in 1989 of about 230,000. Old name of this city is "Kutatisi". It was the capital of the ancient state of Colchis. In 975-1122 Kutaisi was the capital of the united Georgian Kingdom, in XV-XIX centuries - the capital of Imeretian Kingdom. In 1810 the Imeretian Kingdom was occupied by the Tsarist Russia.