Mozdok


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Mozdok

 

a city, the administrative center of Mozdok Raion, Severnaia Osetiia ASSR. Located on the left bank of the Terek River, Mozdok is a station on the Prokhladnaia-Gudermes railroad line, 91 km north of Ordzhonikidze. Population, 32,000 (1970).

The city was founded in 1763 in the locality of Mazdogu, which in Kabardin means “dense forest,” as an outpost in the central sector of the Caucasus frontier. Mozdok has a curtain factory, a machinery repair plant, and a brickyard; the local food industry features a brewery, a winery, a dairy, and a meat-packing plant. A machine technology technicum is also located there. The Terek-Kuma Canal originates from the Terek River at Mozdok.

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The report added that the police forces arrived at their home base this week; they were transported by planes from the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces to the Mozdok Airfield in North Ossetia.
The four-storey red brick building was completely destroyed in the blast in Mozdok in the North Ossetia region.
Entrusted with the task of drafting a plan to move the German colonists from the Volga to the Caucasus, Prosecutor General of the Russian Empire Prince Vyazemsky produced a report "On Resettling Colonists of the Meadow Side of the Volga to the Line Built between Mozdok and the Azov Sea," which the Empress endorsed by a decree of 27 October, 1778 (10).
The Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft was carrying Sunday eight crewmembers and 84 passengers, including a number of journalists and musicians preparing for Christmas and New Years celebrations for Russian troops stationed in the Syrian governorate of Latakia, when it redirected its flight path from Mozdok in North Ossetia to Sochi for refueling. Soon after departing the Russian coastal city, aviation authorities lost contact with the flight.
A helicopter on the scene was hooked up to the craft, and the UFO was transferred to Mozdok Air Base.
Defense consultancy IHS Jane's said Wednesday that Moscow is apparently expanding its Mozdok air base in southern Russia, from where long-range bombers had been flying their Syria raids, with a "second runway" being constructed since May or June.
Farther east, we know that Fort Mozdok on the Terek River was built at the request of a Kabardian prince seeking protection against his neighbors; there are other examples in Siberia of local leaders inviting the Russian to build outposts for the same reason.
The government was also asked to examine the possibility of organizing resettlement programs for members of the Circassian diaspora willing to return to their historic homeland in Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adighea, the Krasnodar and Stavropol regions and the Mozdok district of North Ossetia.
Infections with serogroup Pomona were more recent and mostly caused by the newly identified serovar Mozdok (25).
Officials suspect Chechen rebel warlord Shamil Basayev of masterminding the attack on the hospital in Mozdok, a city that serves as a staging ground for the war in Chechnya.
A vehicle packed with explosives blows up a military hospital in the town of Mozdok in North Ossetia, a region neighbouring Chechnya, killing at least 35 people, wounding 76 and reducing the 4-storey building to ruins.