June 6, 2011
Sharon Stone arrived in Tbilisi on Saturday to attend the premiere of the Renny Harlin film 5 Days in August about the Russian-Georgian war of 2008 and a charity event to raise funds for the families of war victims. The Hollywood actress was with Andy Garcia and other cast members.
She arrived at the Presidential Palace as Mikheil Saakashvili was showing members of the US Congress the panorama of the city. The film star took some photos of Tbilisi and was given a guided tour of the presidential residence by Saakashvili.
On Sunday Georgian Catholicos Patriarch Ilia II received the famous actress at the patriarchate in Tbilisi.
The actress listened to the musical compositions by the Georgian patriarch and inspected icons. The patriarch also talked about the art with the actress.
Later, Ilia II led Stone to the Winter Garden and showed her the plants.
After the meeting, the Georgian Patriarch gave a present of an icon of the Virgin Mary to Stone.
Sharon Stone also saw the city`s sights like Metekhi Church built in the 13th century and Anchiskhati Basilica of the Virgin Mary, the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi, which dates from the sixth century.
See video here.