Aragvi

Aragvi

 

a river in eastern Georgia; left tributary of the Kura. Formed near the settlement of Pasanauri by the confluence of the Belaia and the Chernaia Aragvi rivers, which rise on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus. Length, 66 km; basin area, 2,740 sq km. Fed by a mixture of sources. It is used for irrigation. The Georgian Military Road runs along the river valley. The city of Mtskheta is located on the Aragvi at its confluence with the Kura.

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On top of the mountain at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, we stopped along the way to visit the Jvari Monastery (6th century).
We continued our journey to the Ananuri complex, residence of the Eristavi (duke) of Aragvi. This castle was the scene of numerous battles and has been on the tentative list for the World Heritage Site program.
(32) The Moscow Georgian restaurant Aragvi, opened in 1940 and specially supplied by direct deliveries from the Georgian Republic, was Moscow's first "national-themed" restaurant.
A short drive north of the capital at the confluence of the Aragvi river brings one to Mtskheta, the spiritual heart of Georgia since Christianity was established.
The historically significant shrine of Sveti Tschoveli in Mtskheta is situated at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari Rivers, about 20 minutes northwest of Tbilisi.
The most vibrant manifestation of this was the 1940 opening of the Aragvi Restaurant in Moscow, and the subject of one of the book's brightest moments.
The Aragvi Restaurant (Georgian) was one in a number of culinary hotspots in Moscow--including the Uzbekistan--that highlighted the USSR's national cuisines and served as important contact points for interrepublican networks.
The Soviet leader created a dish that combined eggplants, tomatoes, potatoes, black pepper, bay leaf, and pieces of lamb, which he adorned with cilantro and named "Aragvi," after the famous Georgian river (Mikoian admitted that the Georgian-inspired dish was actually quite tasty).