Russia-Georgia Friendship Monument

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The Russia-Georgia Friendship Monument, also known as the Treaty of Georgievsk Monument, is a historical landmark situated on the Georgian Military Highway near the village of Gudauri in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of Georgia. The monument was constructed in 1983 to commemorate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk signed between the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Georgia in 1783.

The monument consists of a large round stone and concrete structure with 7 huge concrete columns that symbolize the seven centuries of friendship between the Georgian and Russian people. The monument offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys and is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike.

The monument has played a significant role in the history of Georgia as it witnessed the Soviet occupation of the country in the 20th century. Today, it stands as a symbol of friendship and reconciliation between the two nations.

Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape or explore the nearby trails and hiking routes. There are also a few souvenir shops and cafes selling local Georgian delicacies.

The monument is located approximately 120 km (75 miles) from Tbilisi and can be easily reached by car or public transportation. The best time to visit is during the summer months when the weather is mild and the views are the clearest.

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