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TBLISI (თბილისი )
The cross with two hands over on the crescent symbolizes the union of Russia and Georgia (Christian nations) to overcome Ottomans and Persia; The Black Cross over the Red Lions carries same meaning because Lion was state symbol of Persia.
The previous arms of the city:
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Literature : Speransov, 1977; http://georgianworld.tripod.com/heraldika/city/city.html