Olgeti, Russia

 

Olgeti (Ingush. Olgetӏi), there is also the spelling Olgetti - a village in the Dzheyrakh region of Ingushetia. The administrative center of the rural settlement of Olgeti. The village is located on the banks of the Armkhi River, southeast of the regional center Dzheyrakh.

The nearest settlements with permanent population: in the northeast - the village of Guli, in the west - the village of Lyazhgi

 

Sights

Erzi tower complex
Erzi (in translation from the Ingush language "eagle") - the state reserve consists of several dozen multi-storey combat, watch and residential towers up to 20-30 meters high, built in the 15-17 centuries.

Ensembles of historical and cultural monuments of the 13th-18th centuries
Ensembles of historical and cultural monuments of the 13th-18th centuries. The following have been preserved to this day:
- Architectural complex Eban (destroyed by the tsarist army in 1830, you can see the remains of the towers);
- Architectural complex Ghost (tower settlement opposite Armkhi resort);
- The architectural complex of Kashieti;
- Manor Uten-Gala (the skeleton of the manor and several towers).

 

Geography

Located on the banks of the Armkhi River, southeast of the district center Dzheyrakh.

The nearest settlements with a permanent population are: in the northeast - the village of Guli, in the west - the village of Lyazhgi.

 

History

There is no reliable information about the origin of the village, the origin of its name.

Information of the legendary kind is contained in the fictional epic novel of the writer Idris Bazorkin "From the Dark Ages". The story is woven into the action of the novel that in about the middle of the 19th century, the Egi clan handed over the land to the Goytemir clan for murder through negligence by the verdict of a certain Tantalus. For this, Tantalus received from the Goytemir clan a part of the land transferred to himself and founded the settlement of Olgetta (another version of the name), bringing his clan there from Georgia. At the same time, Bazorkin could use archival documents and testimonies that have not survived to this day.

In 2002, the village was badly damaged as a result of a mudflow.

On October 22, 2018, a mosque for 500 parishioners was opened in Olgeti.

 

Sights

Near the village of Olgeti there are three monuments of history and archeology of the region:

tower complex "Erzi";
Historically, it was the center of the Vabua - Fyappi community. The settlement was founded in the 16th century AD. e. Chard, the ancestor of the Ingush teips of the Mamilovs, Yandievs, Burazhevs and Aldaganovs.

The well-known Ingush ethnographer and local historian Chakh Akhriev describes the emergence of Erzi as follows:
Kist, the son of a famous Syrian owner from the house of Kamen (Komnenos), during the first crusades moved from Syria to Abkhazia, and from here, after a while, he moved to Georgia. But Georgia at that time was in the saddest position from the constant attacks of the Arabs and Turks, so Kist was forced to flee from here to the impregnable Caucasus Mountains and settled in one of the gorges of the North Caucasus, not far from the upper reaches of the Terek ... Kist's son Chard had a son Chard. The latter built 16 "siege" towers and castles in Arzi (Erzi), which still exist today.

The village headed the territorial unit of Vabua - Fyappi.

the sanctuary "Itaz-erda", in the name of which a number of researchers see the name of the Alanian ruler Itaz;
sanctuary "Moldz-Erdy" (literally "agile spirit") - in honor of the Ingush folklore "god of war"