Newspaper “Droeba” and Ajara

Newspaper “Droeba” and Ajara


  • Otar Gogolishvili LEPL Ajara museum



Russo-Turkish war, Georgian detachments, Georgian lands, population of Adjara, Returning to motherland


The very beginning of the Russo-Turkish War 1877-1878, Georgian volunteers enrolled in the active army, and Georgian detachments were created, which were fighting in advanced positions and retaking Georgian lands seized by enemies centuries ago. The newspaper «Dro» clearly expressed the spirit of the people of Adjara when they got involved in this war because it was the only way to return to their motherland. It is significant that at the beginning of the war, hundreds of residents took the side of the liberators. During the entire war period, the newspaper «Droeba» did a great job to encourage the Adjarians, against the provocative voices spread by the Ottomans, it informed the population that the time had come to protect the oppressed and insulted people, suppress and destroy the occupiers.


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Author Biography

Otar Gogolishvili, LEPL Ajara museum

LEPL  Ajara museum, Head of Khariton Akhvlediani Museum, PhD in history, profesor


საქართველოს ცენტრალური სახელმწიფო ისტორიული არქივი, ფ. 12, აღწ. 234, საქ. 598.

ჯანელიძე ო, 2008, საქართველოს ახალი და თანამედროვე ისტორია, თბილისი

საქართველოს ისტორია, 2005, საქართველოს ისტორია, XIX საუკუნე, თბილისი

სურგულაძე ა, სურმანიძე რ, 2010, სურგულაძე ა, სურმანიძე რ, შერიფ ბეგ ხიმშიაშვილი, ბათუმი

შარაძე გ, 1998, შარაძე გ, მემედ აბაშიძე, ბათუმი




How to Cite

Gogolishvili, O. (2023). Newspaper “Droeba” and Ajara. Museum and Globalization, 1(1), 1–7.




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