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, Ossetian Iryston, region of the central Caucasus, divided between the Republic of Georgia and the Russian Federation. On the northern slope is North Ossetia-Alania (1990 est. pop.
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The chapters on the Iranian and Arabic sources present significant material on the Alans since Alania proper was situated on the northwestern borders of Eranshahr (later ruled by the Abbasid caliphate) across the strategic passes of Darial and Darband in the greater Caucasus range.
Fue en el siglo XIII cuando Alania cayo bajo al dependencia del imperio mongol y la poblacion osetia sufrio la discriminacion hasta tal grado que por temor de ser exterminada totalmente, emigro a las regiones montanosas mas apartadas del Caucaso.
However, Thompson and gaffer Peter Houston will be desperate to avoid an energy-sapping trip to Alania Vladikavkaz of Russia or Serbia's Red Star Belgrade.
And having picked up a bonus of pounds 30,000 a head for completing a staggering 10-3 aggregate demolition job on Alania Vladikavkaz, the Ibrox squad are each on pounds 100,000 to go all the way to the final.
Rangers will be ordered to blow away Alania Vladikavkaz with a spectacular goal blitz to clinch a Champions League slot.
On Wednesday, Rangers celebrated a fine 3-1 victory in their European Cup preliminary round match against Russian champions Alania Vladikavkaz.
VISITORS' ANGLO ANGUISH Russian clubs' terrible record in England Date Competition Result Nov 11 EL Tottenham 1 Rubin K 0 Nov 10 CL Chelsea 4 Spartak M 1 Nov09 CL ManUtd3CSKA3 Aug 09 EL Fulham 3 Amkar 1 Feb09 UC AstonVilla1CSKA1 Dec 08 UC Tottenham 2 Spartak M 2 Dec 08 UC Everton 1 Zenit 0 Nov06 CL Arsenal0CSKA0 Nov 05 UC Bolton 1 Zenit 0 Oct04 CL Chelsea2CSKA0 Dec 03 CL Arsenal 2 Lokomotiv 0 Oct 02 CL Liverpool 5 Spartak M 0 Sep 01 UC Ipswich 1 Torpedo M 1 Mar 01 CL Arsenal 1 Spartak M 0 Dec 99 UC Leeds 1 Spartak M 0 Oct 99 UC Leeds 4 Lokomotiv 1 Sep 95 UC Liverpool 0 S Alania 0 Sep 95 UC Man Utd 2 Rotor 2 Total: England 11, Russia 0, draws 7
Besiktas will play the first leg against Alania at their home stadium in Istanbul.
The former Celtic player, right, sat out Friday's 3-0 win over Alania Vladikavkaz after picking up a knock playing for the Republic of Ireland last week.
Lee is now waiting for final clearance fromn Tskhadadze's Russian club, Alania Vladikavkaz.
The Gers skipper's side go into Wednesday's second leg clash with Alania Vladikavkaz protecting a 3-1 lead.
The Ibrox side leave for Russia's deep south on Tuesday for their European Champions Cup clash against Alania Vladikavkaz.