Redjeb Jordania, the son of the First President and Head of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, Noe Jordania, passed away at the age of 99. Redjeb would have turned 100 in December.
Redjeb lived an interesting and diverse life full of travel, experiences, professions and hobbies.
He was a musician, sailor, teacher, writer, travel enthusiast, adventure lover, chess player, and faithful son of Noe Jordania, the leader of independent Georgia.
He was born and grew up in Paris.
In an exclusive interview with Georgia Today in 2020, Redjeb recalled:
“The first time I went to Georgia was in 1990. Before that, it wasn’t possible, but Glasnost opened up that possibility. After that, I was in Georgia many, many times. In the 90s, I saw the situation there and thought: what can I do to help? I decided to help Georgia connect with the Western world, which seemed to be what they wanted most. And my way of doing it was to organize summer courses in the American-English language. We recruited a bunch of American volunteer teachers and ran it for about 6 weeks each summer over several years. After that, Georgia got better organized and the teaching of English was made official, and they didn’t need me anymore. I always kept contact with Georgia and the Georgian colonies in the US and Paris.”
By Ana Dumbadze