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North Caucasus Republics of Russia

Information about the North Caucasus republics of Russia.

Republics in the North Caucasian District of Russia

Chechnya Republic
The capital of the Chechnya Republic is the city of Grozny.

Dagestan Republic
The capital of the Dagestan Republic is the city of Makhachkala.

Ingushetia Republic
The capital of the Ingushetia Republic is the city of Magas.

Kabardino-Balkaria Republic
The capital of the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic is the city of Nalchik.

Karachay-Cherkessia Republic
The capital of the Karachay-Cherkessia Republic is the city of Cherkessk.

North Ossetia-Alania Republic
The capital of the North Ossetia-Alania Republic is the city of Vladikavkaz.

Republics in the Southern District of Russia

Adygea Republic
The capital of the Adygtea Republic is the city of Maykop.

Kalmykia Republic
The capital of the Kalmykia Republic is the city of Elista.

Articles About the North Caucasus Area of Russia

Wikipedia Introduction to the North Caucasus

Russia's rebellious regions: a trip through Chechnya and Dagestan

The Former Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus

Russia unveils ski resorts plan for troubled north Caucasus (June 20, 2010 announcement) Officials hope 10bn investment will bring tourism and employment to the impoverished, mainly Muslim region where insurgents want to create sharia-based state

- 5 ski resorts
- islamist insurgency killed 1000 people last year
- on same mountain range as site of 2014 olympics
- bring tourism to russia and this impoverished violence wracked region
- declaration of itent signed for development code named "ALTITUDE 5642"
- height in meters of Europe's highest peak, Mount Elbrus in North Caucasus
- signed at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June of 2010
- chance to bring jobs and investment to N.C area
- Volatile Republics of Cechnya and Ingushetia not included in the scheme
- but Dagestan is (home of moscow subway suicide bombers) is
- 862 people were killed in those 3 regions in 2009

Mo< Location of Resorts
(1) Dagestan (majority Muslim, was popular seaside resort in soviet era, but not after the wars started)
(2) Karachay-Cherkessia Republic (majority Muslim)
(3) Kabardino-Balkaria Republic (majority Muslim) MOUNT ELBRUS IS LOCATED HERE, CAPITAL IS NALCHIK)
(4) Adygea (majority Christian)
(5) North Ossetia (majority Christian)

To be built over next 10 years (between 2010 and 2020)

2014 Winter Games will be held in the Caucasus Black Sea Resort of Sochi

Insurgents want to create a Sharia based state independent from Russia that would include
- Krasnodar (where sochi is) and Adygea to be "occupied territory"

See also:
Other Republics in Russia
More Attractions in Russia
Russia for Visitors


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