Mleta (ზემო მლეთა) is a small town in the Dusheti Municipality, Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of Georgia.

During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it was a station on the Georgian military road, known as Mlety (Млеты), in the Tiflis province (Тифлисская губерния) of the Russian Empire.

Tchaikovsky in Mlety

Tchaikovsky stopped in Mlety on two occasions:

From Until Notes
30 March/11 April 1886 31 March/12 April 1886 Travelling from Vladikavkaz to Tiflis. He was permitted to stay overnight in the royal quarters, where "after the wretchedness of Vladikavkaz I felt very content" [1]
2/14 May 1889 3/15 May 1889 Again staying overnight in the Imperial suite, this time travelling in the opposite direction.

Notes and References

  1. Diary entry for 30 March/11 April 1886.