Darial Gorge

(redirected from Darial)
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Dar’ial Gorge


a gorge of the Terek River where it cuts across the Bokovyi Range of the Greater Caucasus Mountains in the Georgian SSR. For a distance of 3 km, cliffs rise to an altitude of 1.000 m above the river. The Georgian Military Road passes through the gorge. Ancient geographers knew the Dar’ial Gorge as the Gateway of the Caucasus (the Alan Gateway).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
It led in the direction of (Latin add) the Darial Pass, as sources for Nero's plans report.
44; Bennett's suppositions (2006:84) on the 'Moschi' (an archaic term for one of the ethnic groups, from which the Caucasian Iberians developed), rather than Heniochi, and his conjectures about Roman praesidia toward the Darial Pass in 58 merit no credence.
The chapters on the Iranian and Arabic sources present significant material on the Alans since Alania proper was situated on the northwestern borders of Eranshahr (later ruled by the Abbasid caliphate) across the strategic passes of Darial and Darband in the greater Caucasus range.
Russian missile defense got another boost when the Volga (Darial UM) radar became operational near Gantsevitshi in Belarus late last year.
Typical of this shift was the recent majority purchase of the Darial TV Group in Russia for $10 million by Sweden's Modern Times Group.
The Swedish media group Modern Times Group AB (MTG) has signed an agreement to acquire a 75% stake in the Russian commercial TV station Darial TV.
Este adjetivo constituye en ruso una hermosisima metafora, derivada de un toponimo del Caucaso, la famosa Garganta del rio Darial, cantada por los poetas romanticos rusos hasta la saciedad, que simboliza la belleza femenina exotica del sur, de ojos negros y profundos.
Elburz on the boundary between Media and Parthia proper (Parthyaea), east of modern Tehran.(11) But, from the time of Nero, the designation 'Caspian Gates' was applied to a quite different spot, the Pass of Darial, which runs through the central Caucasus, 100 miles north of Tbilisi.(12) Pliny protested at the confusion vigorously (N.H.
In November 2002, the governments of Russia and Azerbaijan reached an agreement concerning re-activation of the long-range Darial radar in Gabalinsk, Azerbaijan.