Tag Archives: Caucasus

Cherkessia

CHERKESSIA District on the lower northern slopes of the northwestern Caucasus, drained by the River Kuban, on which the town of Cherkessk, which is south of Stavropol, stands.   The Cherkess are an indigenous Caucasian people, whose language is Abazanian, a … Continue reading

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Chechnya

CHECHNYA    Or, Chechenya (which was once quite common but has lost out). District on the northern slopes of the Caucasus;  an autonomous Republic in the Russian Federation from 1992, but a self-proclaimed independent Republic from 1991 and a conquered territory … Continue reading

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Black Sea Province/District

BLACK SEA PROVINCE/DISTRICT     CHERNOMORSKAYA.   A strip of territory in the Russian Empire between the Black Sea and the northwestern Caucasus, extending from the region around Anapa and Novorossiysk southeastwards to the borders of Abkhazia. The region had been subject to … Continue reading

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Alania

ALANIA In 1994 a new Constitution for the Russian Republic of NORTH OSSETIA, in the Caucasus, named the republic Alania, the Ossetes being descended from the Alans, who had once dominated the steppes.

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Adygeya

ADYGEYA An autonomous Republic in the Caucasus region in southern Russia, forming an enclave within the Krasnodar Territory (Krai) of the Russian Federation.  Adygeya extends from Mounts Fisht and Chigush in the northwestern Caucasus northwards to the lake on the … Continue reading

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