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August 31, 2003 21:50

  • Terek Cossack Host

    Part of the Cossacks in pre-revolutionary Russia quartered in the Terek region, formed in 1577 and abolished in 1920. It was restored in the 1990s and has been taking an active part in the counter-terrorist operation in Chechnya.

August 31, 2003 21:45

  • Duldul Ali

    Holy place, named after the horse of the fourth "Righteous Caliph," Ali ibn Abi Talib. Caliph Ali's name is also bound up with the place names in Talysh/Talish, Azerbaijan: Ali-riz and Ali-chopan.

August 31, 2003 21:31

  • Mahkamah Syariah

    Mahkamahs Syariah are Sharia courts. For a while, they played an important part in post-revolutionary Russia, but were abolished as the Soviet government was firmly established.

August 31, 2003 21:13

  • Kahf

    In the Muslim cosmology, Kahf is a great mountain surrounding the Earth. In the earthly geography, Kahf corresponds to the Caucasian highlands where mountain-linked cults are widespread.

August 22, 2003 08:05

  • Abu Muslim

    Abu Muslim is the hero of Muslim folklore of the Northeast Caucasus. Legends, tales, and chronicles about him date back to different periods and are based on various sources.

August 21, 2003 05:32

  • Ossetian wedding ceremony

    One of the most important and joyful Ossetian customs is the wedding ceremony. Here is an account of the traditional Ossetian wedding with all its common and specific features.

August 18, 2003 20:47

  • Southwest Caucasus Democratic Republic

    The republic was proclaimed in the city of Kars by the pro-Turkish National Council of the Southwest Caucasus, on December 01, 1918. The English occupation authorities soon placed the Kars province under Armenia's rule. In 1921, a Russian-Turkish treaty delivered the province with its adjacent districts to Turkey.

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June 03, 2003 04:09

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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