Dzhava

Dzhava

 

an urban-type settlement, center of Dzhava Raion, Iuzhnaia Osetiia Autonomous Oblast, Georgian SSR. Situated in the valley of the Bol’shaia Liakhvi River (a tributary of the Kura River) at an elevation of 1,040 m, it lies 22 km south of the city of Tskhinvali, with which it is linked by a motor road. Dzhava is a balneological and climatic health resort. Summers are warm, with average July temperatures of 18°C, and winters are moderately cold, with average January temperatures of -13°C. Annual precipitation totals 750 mm. Therapeutic remedies include mineral water of the following composition:

The water is used for drinking, baths, irrigation, inhalation, and bottling. (There is a bottling plant.) Patients with diseases of the digestive organs and urinary tracts and metabolic disorders are treated. Dzhava has a sanatorium, facilities for water and mud-bath treatments, and pump rooms where the water is dispensed for drinking.

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Bodyguards escort Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, third from left, wearing a protective vest, to shelter under the threat of Russian air attack in Gori, Georgia; A woman comforts a child while riding in a vehicle near the town of Dzhava, South Ossetia
CAUGHT UP Russian troops ride atop armoured vehicles and trucks near the village of Khurcha in Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia and, below, a woman comforts a child near Dzhava, South Ossetia PICTURE: AP/Vladimir Popov
CRISIS POINT: Clockwise from above: A woman comforts a child near the town of Dzhava, South Ossetia, to flee the fighting; an Italian protester makes her feelings clear; and Georgian soldiers head for the town of Gori
I saw bodies lying on the streets, around ruined buildings, in cars," said Lyudmila Ostayeva, 50, who had fled with her family to Dzhava, a village near the border with Russia.