GEORGIA - 1964

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The remains of the entrance to a Russian fort of which there are several from the days of Shamil - This might be redan 1 or redan 2 or the 'fortress' at Ananuri. General Todleben, came this way in 1768 before the 'highway' was even built to render assistance to the Georgians in one of their continual wars with the Turks. He pushed and draged his cannon up the Terek river bed and down the bed of the Aragvi. After the Napoleonic Wars General Yermolov built the road and it was opened to traffic by 1817. Many famous Russian writers followed in his footsteps through the Daryal gorge.


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