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The Avars (Avar: аварал / магIарулал, avaral / maⱨarulal; "moun...

wikipedia - 13 Nov 2016
The Avars (Avar: аварал / магIарулал, avaral / maⱨarulal; "mountaineers") constitute a Caucasus native ethnic group, the most predominant of several ethnic groups living in the Russian republic of Dagestan. The Avars reside in a region known as the North Caucasus between the Black and Caspian Seas. Alongside other ethnic groups in the North Caucasus region, the Caucasian Avars live in ancient villages located approximately 2,000 m above sea level. The Avar language spoken by the Caucasian Avars belon
avar people (caucasus)

Passionate Foodie: Russia

The Daily Herald (press release) - 06 Aug 2018
In 558, the Avars battled and won over the Slavic tribe of Dulebs, marking the subsequent series of victories and defeats, as well as a broadening of these Slavs' nation over a long phase lasting around three hundred years.” Tribal battles across much ...
avar people (caucasus)

Kadyrov's Evolving Role In A Chechen-Avar Standoff In Daghestan

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - 26 Jul 2017
Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov appears to have capitalized on Daghestani authorities' perceived failure to address grievances that led to a brawl between Chechens and Avars last month in order to cast Chechnya's controversial parliamentary ...
avar people (caucasus)

The Many Languages of Islam in the Caucasus

LobeLog - 10 Nov 2017
Alongside the different legal schools, Islam in the Caucasus is exceptionally multilingual. The languages of the Islam here include but are not limited to Azeri, Georgian, Russian, Chechen, Avar, Dargin, Qumyq, Lak, and Lezgi. Although the many ...
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Center for Security Studies

CSS Resources (blog) - 09 Jul 2018
Firstly, Kathleen Gergely looks at ethnicity and elite mobility, highlighting how the upward mobility of non-Russian regional heads in the North Caucasus is greater within the Russian Federation than it was in the Soviet Union. Secondly, Sufian ...
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Who did fight for liberation of Bulgaria in 1877-1878?

Modern Diplomacy - 18 Mar 2018
With some common and evident pride, they mutually defined each other as the initiators of what, nowadays, is usually called “populism”, consisting in the fight against traditional elites in favour of the “people” that, however, actually appears rather ...
avar people (caucasus)

FGM Uncovered in Georgia

Institute for War and Peace Reporting - 04 Nov 2016
Georgians generally know very little about the Avar community, a native ethnic group in the Caucasus that was historically based in the mountainous part of the Russian republic of Dagestan. As a result of trade relations with the neighbouring Georgian ...
avar people (caucasus)

The Eagle, the Bear, and the Fighter

Bloody Elbow - 02 Mar 2017
Surrounded by his usual entourage of Caucasus-born fighters and fellow Russian UFC competitors, Khabib arrived at the high-class hotel in a snow white Rolls Royce Phantom, gifted to him by Kazakh oligarchs for the duration of his stay in Almaty. Those ...
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The burning land of Lenin-Aul

Open Democracy - 11 Aug 2017
Lenin-Aul is a town of some 10,000 in the Republic of Dagestan, in Russia's North Caucasus. Chechnya is not far from ...
avar people (caucasus)

Russia Building New Road From Dagestan to Georgia

The Jamestown Foundation - 29 Jul 2017
This road is most often called Avar-Kakheti, by the name of Georgia's eastern region of Kakheti and the Dagestani region populated by ethnic Avars (, January 13). Zurab Abashidze claims that Grigory Karasin “did not raise the topic of the ...
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Dagestani Dynasty

Bloody Elbow - 19 Mar 2015
A predominant ethnic group in Dagestan, the Avar people have several thousand years worth of history in the Caucasian region and have produced notable figures throughout that period. Among them are renowned poets, writers, a Soviet Union war hero, ...
avar people (caucasus)

Azerbaijan: Land of Intolerance

Armenian Weekly - 08 Mar 2018
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Lezgi people have been among the most vocal to seek greater linguistic, religious, and cultural autonomy vis-à-vis a state that attempts to forcibly assimilate all diversity in the areas it controls ...
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WEEK OF PRAYER: Ministry among Muslims in Moscow

BP News - 04 Dec 2017
Muslim groups are indigenous to the North Caucasus region of Russia, a mountainous area between the Black and Caspian Seas. Chechens live there, but also Circassians, Ingush, Dargin, Avar and Lezghi and 45 to 50 subsets of people, all with their own ...

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