April 14, 1978 is one of the most important dates in the history of Georgia, since on this day the Georgian people opposed the decision to deprive the Georgian language of state status. This decision was going to be taken by the leadership of the Soviet Union, proclaiming the Russian language as the only state language in all republics of the USSR. This caused a protest from the Georgian public. About 100 thousand people gathered on Rustaveli Avenue and for the first time in the history of the Soviet period, the communist government retreated. By the decision of L.I. Brezhnev on April 14, 1978, the Georgian language was proclaimed the official language in Georgia.