the Russian Empire thumb left Palace of the Prince of Oldenburg (File:Oldenburg palace.jpg) In the 16th century, Gagra and the rest of western Georgia was conquered by the Ottoman Empire. The western merchants were expelled and the town entered a prolonged period of decline, with much of the local population fleeing into the mountains. By the 18th century the town had been reduced to little more than a village surrounded by forests and disease-ridden swamps. Its fortunes were restored
in the 19th century when the Russian Empire expanded into the region, annexing whole Georgia. The swamps were drained and the town was rebuilt around a new military hospital. Its population, however, was still small: in 1866, a census recorded that 336 men and 280 women, mostly local families or army officers and their dependents, lived in Gagra. The town suffered badly in the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878, when Turkish troops invaded, destroyed the town and expelled the local population
and walkways. The nicest part of town is the Old Gagra with its magnificent views over the mountains and the bay. Understand
meters waterfall. Located in the northern spurs of the Gagra Range at an altitude of 530 meters above sea level. * *
d'Azur"''' Cozy and comfortable pension "Cote d'Azur" is located in the heart of Old Gagra on landscaped park area, 20 meters from the sea. From the territory of a boarding house with panoramic views of the picturesque Gagrsky ridge. Pension will be first opened in 2010 after a major overhaul. * '''Mini-hotel "Mamzyschha"''' is a 3-storey building with an observation platform, which offers magnificent views of the sea and mountains. Located in picturesque corner of Old
and 3-storey small building. * '''Pension "Colchis"''' is located near the seaside park and promenade and a restaurant "Gagripsh", 250 meters from the sea. Nearby is the whole infrastructure of the resort: the urban market, shops, water park, a promenade with cafes, restaurants, bars and discos. * '''Pension "Cruise Gagra"''' is located in the old spa Gagra, 200 meters from the sea, opposite the seaside park of the Prince of Oldenburg. * '''Pension "Cote
690532.html thumb left 200px General Mazniashvili (File:Giorgi Mazniashvili.JPG) Mazniashvili was born in 1872 in the village Sasireti (present day Shida Kartli region, Georgia; then part of the Imperial Russia). Having taken a proper military education, he was later promoted to general of the Russian army. Wounded in the Russo-Japanese war (1904–1905), he was visited at a hospital by the Tsar Nicholas II, who awarded him St George’s Cross (St George's Cross) and invited the general to the palace. He fought also on the battlefields of the World War I, but returned to Georgia after the February Revolution, 1917. He formed two national divisions and secured the capital Tbilisi from the chaotically retreating and increasingly Bolshevist Russian soldiers. In April 1918, he successfully defended the southwestern province Guria from the Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) offensive winning a victory on the Choloki River. In June 1918, he served as a governor general of Abkhazia and crushed there a pro-Bolshevik revolt; then he took Gagra, Sochi and Tuapse in the first phase of the Sochi conflict. From October to December 1918, he served as a governor general of Tbilisi. During the December Georgian-Armenian war 1918, he was appointed a commander-in-chief and successfully defended the Georgian borders from the troops of General Dro. In 1919 he served as a governor general of Akhaltsikhe and Akhalkalaki and was moved, on October 6, 1920, as a commandant in Tbilisi. During the Soviet (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) invasion (Red Army invasion of Georgia) of February 1921, he repulsed the Red Army from the Soghanlughi heights at the outskirts of Tbilisi. The war, however, was lost. Mazniashvili did not follow the country’s leaders in exile, but mobilized the remnants of the Georgian armed forces to recover the Black Sea city of Batumi from the Turkish (Turkey) occupation, March 1921. The newly established Soviet government of Georgia (Georgian SSR) declared him outlaw, but later offered him a nominal post in the Red Army. In 1923, during the Red Terror, he was arrested and exiled to Persia whence he moved to France. Subsequently many claimed, though apparently unfairly, that it was him who informed the Soviets about the planned national uprising in Georgia (1924). In a few years, he was allowed to return and he lived in his native village Sasireti, far from political life. During the Great Purges, however, he was arrested and executed without a trial, 1937. In the 1950s, Mazniashvili's son, a World War II veteran of the Soviet army, submitted a request for a political rehabilitation (rehabilitation (Soviet)) of his father, but it was turned down by the authorities. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (July 2008), ''The Archival Bulletin'' #2, pp. 10-15 Soldiers Memories (In Georgian) '' G Gabadadze, Gregory (Gregory Gabadadze) – Gagra – Gagulia, Gennady (Gennady Gagulia) – Gali (Gali District, Georgia) – Gamkrelidze, David (David Gamkrelidze) – Gamkrelidze, Tamaz (Tamaz Gamkrelidze) – Gamsakhurdia, Konstantine (Konstantine Gamsakhurdia) – Gamsakhurdia, Zviad (Zviad Gamsakhurdia) – Gaprindashvili, Nona (Nona Gaprindashvili) – Gegechkori, Evgeni (Evgeni Gegechkori) – Gelati Monastery – Geography of Georgia (country) – Georgia (country) – Georgia at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Georgia at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Georgia at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Georgia legislative election, 2003 – Georgia legislative election, 2004 – Georgia national football team -Georgia national rugby union team – Georgia presidential election, 2004 – Georgia Tbilisi TV Broadcasting Tower – Georgia Train and Equip Program – Georgian Academy of Sciences – Georgian Airways – Georgian alphabet – Georgian Civil War – Georgian Football Federation – Georgian grammar – Georgian Jews – Georgian Labour Party – Georgian language – The Georgian Legion (disambiguation) – Georgian Military Road – Georgian mythology – Georgian National Airlines – Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church – Georgian people – Georgian SSR – Georgian Technical University – Georgian United Communist Party – Georgian Uprising of Texel – Georgian verb paradigm – Georgian-Abkhaz conflict – Georgian-Armenian War 1918 – Georgian-Byzantine wars – Georgian-Ossetian conflict – Georgians in Iran – Giorgadze, Igor (Igor Giorgadze) – Giorgi I of Georgia – Giorgi II of Georgia – Giorgi III of Georgia–Giorgi IV of Georgia–Giorgi VI of Georgia – Giorgi XI of Kartli – Golden Fleece – Gongadze Georgiy R. (Georgiy R. Gongadze) – Gordeli, Otar (Otar Gordeli) – Gori – Green Party (Georgia) – Gregory Pakourianos – GUUAM – Gudauta – Gugars - Gugushvili, Bessarion (Bessarion Gugushvili) – Guria – Gvaladze, Evgen (Evgen Gvaladze) *'''Support''', very interesting photographer. For one, it's an excellent colour image depicting well, a genuine coloured portrayal of what things looked like in 1915 (you see, I keep imagining the 1910's in black and white...), makes it come to life, as well as a serene photo. -- Natalinasmpf (User:Natalinasmpf) 05:51, 20 July 2005 (UTC) **Then I think you would be interested to check another image of his that I uploaded and nominated: Wikipedia:Picture_of_the_day March_6%2C_2005. For other interesting samples of Prokudin's work check Gagra, Still-life, and Staritsa. --Ghirlandajo (User:Ghirlandajo) 11:07, 20 July 2005 (UTC) ***The quality of some of those photos amaze me. Like this one: :Image:Staritsa.jpg -- mno (User:Mno) 20:34, July 23, 2005 (UTC) On September 25 1918, the White leaders and representatives of the DRG met in Ekaterinodar to find a peaceful solution to the dispute. Denikin demanded that the Georgians withdraw back to the Bzyb river. An agreement was not achieved and the Whites halted the negotiations next day. The same day Denikin captured Lazarevskaya at the northern outskirts of Sochi but he was unable to take full control over the region until the Red Army was defeated in North Caucasus. On February 6 1919 the Georgian troops were forced back to the Bzyb river with their commander General Konyev (Koniashvili), and his staff captured by the Russians at Gagra. Georgia sent reinforcements, but the British (United Kingdom) representatives intervened establishing a demarcation line along the Bzyb. The captured Georgian officers were released. Several people have been injured in the blasts which occurred today and on Sunday when two bombs exploded in Gagra (w:Gagra). Today's blast happened in Sukhumi (w:Sukhumi), the region's capital. wikipedia:Gagra Commons:Category:Gagra
meters waterfall. Located in the northern spurs of the Gagra Range at an altitude of 530 meters above sea level. * wikipedia:Gagra Commons:Category:Gagra
leader_title Mayor The Governor of Gagra District is at the same time Mayor of the Gagra municipality. leader_name ''Beslan Bartsits'' established_title established_date area_total_km2 area_footnotes population_as_of population_total population_density_km2 timezone utc_offset timezone_DST
Georgiy R. – Gordeli, Otar (Otar Gordeli) – Gori – Green Party (Georgia) – Gregory Pakourianos – GUUAM – Gudauta – Gugars - Gugushvili, Bessarion (Bessarion Gugushvili) – Guria – Gvaladze, Evgen (Evgen Gvaladze) *'''Support''', very interesting photographer. For one, it's an excellent colour image depicting well, a genuine coloured portrayal of what things looked like in 1915 (you see, I keep imagining the 1910's in black and white...), makes it come to life
in the heart of the city of Gagra, three hundred meters from the beach. The rooms have beautiful views of the Old Gagra, the sea and the park. * '''Sanatorium Chelyuskintsev''' located on the beach in the resort Gagra on the park area with exotic plants. The main medical profile sanatorium Chelyuskintsev - diseases of the cardiovascular system, nervous system diseases, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, diseases of bones and joints, urological diseases, gynecological diseases, correction of family and marital relations. Open year round. * '''Pension "Energetic"''' is located in the heart of New Gagra, on the beach, near the residential area, a fenced park area. A five-minute walk from the city market and balneological. "Energetic" is ideal for those who like fun and noisy pastime. Connect Go next * Auadhare - Abkhazian resort, 18 km from Lake Riza, located at an altitude of 1,600 m, famous for its mineral springs and sulfide waterfall with sparkling water. wikipedia:Gagra Commons:Category:Gagra
, interesting entertainment and outdoor cafe on the beach - that's all and there is a guesthouse "Pearl". * '''Guesthouse "Transcaucasia"''' (The former prosecutor's hotel) is centrally located in Gagra, opposite the pension "Energetic". For guests' Caucasus "organized by the 3 meals in the cafe. Not far from the hotel market, water park, a promenade with cafes and bars. * '''Hotel "Willow"''' (owned by the Association of War Invalids of Abkhazia
of family and marital relations. Open year round. * '''Pension "Energetic"''' is located in the heart of New Gagra, on the beach, near the residential area, a fenced park area. A five-minute walk from the city market and balneological. "Energetic" is ideal for those who like fun and noisy pastime. Connect Go next * Auadhare - Abkhazian resort, 18 km from Lake Riza, located at an altitude of 1,600 m, famous for its mineral springs and sulfide waterfall with sparkling water. wikipedia:Gagra Commons:Category:Gagra
'''Gagra''' ( sprawling for 5 km on the northeast coast of the Black Sea, at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains. Its subtropical climate made Gagra a popular health resort in Imperial Russian and Soviet (USSR) times.
It had a population of 26,636 in 1989, but this has fallen considerably due to the ethnic cleansing of Georgians in Abkhazia and other demographic shifts during and after the War in Abkhazia (1992–93).
Gagra is the centre of the district of the same name (Gagra District). It is located in the western part of Region of Abkhazia, and river Psou serves as a border with Krasnodar Kray of Russia.