Northern Caucasus

Northern Caucasus

 

(1) The territory encompassing Ciscaucasia and the northern slope of the Greater Caucasus, with the exception of the eastern portion of the Greater Caucasus in the Azerbaijan SSR. The Northern Caucasus also includes part of the southern slope of the Greater Caucasus, from the western tip of the Greater Caucasus to the Psou River on the boundary of the Abkhazian SSR. The Northern Caucasus encompasses the southern part of Rostov Oblast, Krasnodar and Stavropol’ krais, the Kabarda-Balkar ASSR, the Severnaia Osetiia ASSR, the Chechen-Ingush ASSR, the Dagestan ASSR, and part of the western part of the Kalmyk ASSR.

(2) A name for the Northern Caucasus Economic Region of the USSR, a region including Rostov Oblast, Krasnodar and Stavropol’ krais, the Dagestan ASSR, the Kabarda-Balkar ASSR, the Severnaia Osetiia ASSR, and the Chechen-Ingush ASSR but not the western part of the Kalmyk ASSR, which extends into Ciscaucasia.

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The northern Caucasus region is usually the venue of armed conflicts amongst several groups and Russian forces.
The term Holodomor refers specifically to the brutal artificial famine imposed by Stalin's regime on Soviet Ukraine and primarily ethnically Ukrainian areas in the Northern Caucasus in 1932-33.
In the 1990s, the local conflicts in the Northern Caucasus and the accompanying terrorism threatened investments.
In the nineteenth century, for instance, when the Russians took over the northern Caucasus region from the Ottomans, they expelled the native Circassian population--around one million people--to lands still under Ottoman control.
Most notably, he was Director of Operations for Mdecins Sans Frontires from 2001 to 2006 and its Head of Mission in the Russian Federation and northern Caucasus (1999-2001), in addition to serving the organization in Somalia (2006) and Sudan (2007-2008).
Authorities have said a number of citizens of ex-Soviet republics are among the suspects, raising concerns over the threat to Turkey from Islamist militancy in the Central Asia and the Northern Caucasus.
The Islamic State group's branch in the Northern Caucasus region of Russia released a video Saturday that showed the execution of an alleged Russian spy.
The press service of Russia's Southern Military District added that the units deployed in the Northern Caucasus and Rostov Region are equipped with combat aircraft capable of controlling the whole territory of the Black Sea.
Perhaps the people of the Northern Caucasus are in a Sisyphus-like situation, in that they have taken so many steps through the years to see their region normalized, only to watch all the progress go backward again.
Turkish authorities have so far refrained from naming the suicide bomber but reports in Turkey and Russia on Friday identified her as Diana Ramazanova, 18, from the northern Caucasus region of Dagestan.
In Russia, the group has been active in the Northern Caucasus as well as in the mainly Muslim Volga regions of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan.
The three were childhood friends with roots in the northern Caucasus, a hotbed of Islamist militancy, where they played football together.

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