Choloki River

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The Choloki River (in Georgian: ჩოლოქი) in Georgia forms the border between the autonomous province of Adzharia and the province of Guria. For a time in the nineteenth century it formed the border between Turkey and Imperial Russia.

During the Crimean War, Russia’s 13,000 troops consisting mainly of Georgian militias under General Andronikashvili routed Sinan Pasha’s Turkish corps of 35,000 strength on the left bank of the Choloki River in 1854.

Another military episode took place on April 16 1918, when the Georgian National Guard under General-Lieutenant Giorgi Mazniashvili repulsed a Turkish invasion force.

The bridge over Choloki river that was a main road link between Adzharia and the rest of Georgia was blown up on May 2, 2004 by the ousted leadership of the Autonomy. Adzharian leader Aslan Abashidze called the decision to blow up the bridges in the Kobuleti border region "a preventive measure against the possible attempt of military action by the central Georgian authorities,"

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