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Jvari (town)

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Jvari (town)

Jvari (Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti. The town is situated near the Magana River where it flows into the Inguri River; the name "Jvari" translates as "cross."

The Inguri Dam, Jvari

Jvari is located in the far northwest of Georgia, at the beginning of the

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It was the hometown of Meliton Kantaria, the sergeant of the Soviet Army, who was photographed hoisting a Soviet flag Banner of Victory over the Reichstag following the final defeat of Nazi Germany.

Memorial to Meliton Kantaria next to his grave; he was buried on the grounds of School #3 in Jvari


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