Eastern Caucasus

Eastern Caucasus

 

the eastern part of the Greater Caucasus, extending from Mt. Kazbek to Mt. Il’khydag; it lies in Severnaia Osetiia, Checheno-Ingush, and Dagestan ASSR’s, as well as in the Georgian and Azerbaijan SSR’s.

The Eastern Caucasus includes the Vodorazdel’nyi Range and the Bokovoi Range (consisting of the Perikit-Alazanskii, Bogosskii, Nukatl’, and Samurskii ranges), as well as the Andiiskii, Salatau, and Gimrinskii ranges. The elevation extends to 3,500-4,000 m, with a maximum of 4,492 m (Mt. Tebulosmta); the greatest width is 160 km. The Eastern Caucasus is formed primarily of clay shales, sandstones, and limestones of the Lower and Middle Jurassic, Cretaceous, Paleogene, and Neocene periods. Predominant regions include mountain-meadow, mountain, meadow-steppe, steppe, and, for the most part on the southern slope, forest.

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From a historical perspective, the reality is simply unbelievable: the stock of gazelles in the eastern Caucasus during the first half of the last century declined from tens of thousands to 200 specimens in the 1960s (Safarov, 1961).
For his part, Fadeev took part in military activity in the eastern Caucasus, wrote articles promoting the administration's viewpoints, and composed reports with suggestions for how to administer highland communities throughout the region.
Before 1860, the Caucasus Army had limited activity in the mountains along the Black Sea coast, given the more pressing resistance offered by Shamil in the eastern Caucasus and the difficulty in reaching the western region.
Caucasus officials envisioned a place for Western Circassians alongside the highlanders of the eastern Caucasus at the lowest rungs of the emerging social order, not outside it.
For more on the fate of the gortsy of the eastern Caucasus, see Dana Sherry, "Imperial Alchemy: Resettlement, Ethnicity, and Governance in the Russian Caucasus, 1828-1865," especially chap.
it was in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan - outside the town of Gabala on the southern slopes of the eastern Caucasus Mountains - that the Soviet Union erected its own massive early-warning radar system.
This fortress-like majestic maze of mountains is populated, alongside the Russians and Cossacks, by an array of small nations, such as the Abkhaz, Circassians, Balkars, Ossetians, the Ingush, Chechens, Kalmyks, and the welter of tribes and clans of Eastern Caucasus known collectively as Daghestan [literally--the Country of Mountains].
Divorced Mike, a retired mechanical engineer from Llithfaen, North Wales, has more than 45 years experience of major climbing expeditions in Russia, Siberia, the Eastern Caucasus and the Alps.
Mr Doyle has climbed in Siberia twice and once in the eastern Caucasus, and both have climbed in the Alps.
The Chechens who rallied behind Dudayev say they will fight on, just as they have been doing since before Count Leo Tolstoy described the czar's campaign against them in the eastern Caucasus.
Regional geo-political pressures have begun to produce practical plans for east-west oil pipelines with cooperation from the Baltic, Russia and the eastern Caucasus regions (see New Caspian Oil Finds Could Extend World Reserve Estimates - www.

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