The story of Ali and Nino started in Baku — in the city of contrasts, diversity and temper. It continued in Tbilisi, where wisdom was heard in every house and joy was felt in the streets. The two young people, the Azerbaijani Ali and the Georgian Nino went through all of the challenges of religious difference, of being under the rule of the Russian Empire and the First World War. Eventually, the story became an eternal symbol of defiance and faith.
On 24 February 2017, during the National Day of Georgia and Azerbaijan, Natolin students and staff could dive into the cultures of Ali and Nino to experience the encounter of civilizations, their clash and their union, to feel the taste of the Orient and listen to the sounds of the Occident.