[roo-stah-vee; Russian roo-stah-vyi]
a city in the SE Georgian Republic, SE of Tbilisi. Unabridged
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city, southeastern Georgia, on the Kura River. The city was developed after World War II with the establishment of a large iron and steel works that supplied rolled steel and steel tubes to the entire Transcaucasus region. The population is more than twice the size the town was designed to accommodate. A large chemical industry produces fertilizers and synthetic fibre. Pop. (2002) 116,384.

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