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  Images of Caucasus Mountains
The northwest-southeast-trending Caucasus Mountains extend from the eastern shores of the Black Sea to the southwest coast of the Caspian Sea.
On the south slopes of the Caucasus Mountains and in the valleys immediately south of the mountains are the three political entities of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
The light blue, elongated lake in the valley immediately south of the mountains near the southeastern edge of the photograph is Lake Mingechaur in Azerbaijan; the darker blue lake in the next valley to the south is Lake Sevan in Armenia.
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 Caucasus Network Telecommunication Company
Caucasus Network - ის ADSL მომხმარებლებისათვის გადმოწერის სიჩქარეა - 8 მეგაბიტი.
Caucasus Network-მა დაიწყო ახალი ქსელების აბონენტების ADSL მომსახურეობა (22, 23, 25, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 51, 52, 53, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99).
Caucasus Network web site is best viewed with MSIE 5.0 or later.
www.caucasus.net   (0 words)

  
 Caucasus - Brzezinski
Brzezinski gave this Keynote Address at a recent conference entitled, "The Caucasus: Choosing Conciliation over Confrontation." This event was sponsored by the U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce and was held in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 1997.
Our task as Westerners in regard to the Caucasus must be to ascertain that the forces of national identity are channeled into constructive directions that, over time, contribute to regional cooperation which will strengthen the identity, continuity and survival of these nations.
In the case of the Caucasus, however, these republics still remain extremely vulnerable to external pressures in spite of their independence.
www.azer.com /aiweb/categories/magazine/52_folder/52_articles/52_caucasus.html   (1802 words)

  
  Biodiversity Hotspots - Caucasus - Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Caucasus hotspot spans 532,658 km² in the nations of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, the North Caucasian portion of the Russian Federation (including the Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Northern Ossetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachai-Cherkesia, and Adigea Autonomous Republics), the northeastern part of Turkey, and a part of northwestern Iran.
Climate throughout the region is variable, with annual rainfall ranging from as little as 150 millimeters in the eastern part of the hotspot on the Caspian Coast to more than 4,000 millimeters in the coastal mountains along the Black Sea.
There are two refugia of Tertiary flora in the region: the Colchis in the catchment basin of the Black Sea, and the Hyrcanian in the extreme southeastern end of the Caucasus on the Caspian Sea coast.
www.biodiversityhotspots.org /xp/Hotspots/caucasus   (339 words)

  
 Caucasus - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Caucasus is a region in West Asia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which includes the Caucasus mountains and surrounding lowlands.
The Caucasus is one of the most linguistically and culturally diverse places on Earth.
Chechnya, located in Northern Caucasus, was brought to its knees from a barrage of bombs and relentless destruction.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /caucasus.htm   (370 words)

  
 Caucasus Encyclopedia, Definition, History, Biography @ OURLOCALCOLOR.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Caucasus, a region bordering Asia Minor, is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which includes the Caucasus Mountains and surrounding lowlands.
The northern slopes of the Caucasus are in the Russian Federation: Krasnodar Krai, Stavropol Krai and the autonomous republics Adygea, Kalmykia, Karachay-Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Chechnya and Dagestan.
The northern section of the Caucasus is known as the Ciscaucasus, and the southern as the Transcaucasus.
www.ourlocalcolor.com /encyclopedia/Caucasus   (431 words)

  
 Search Encyclopedia.com
Caucasus -> People and Economy More than 40 languages are spoken by the ethnic groups of the entire region.
Caucasus -> History The Caucasus figured greatly in the legends of ancient Greece; Prometheus was chained on a Caucasian mountain, and Jason and his Argonauts sought the Golden Fleece at Colchis.
Caucasus -> Geography As a divide between Europe and Asia, the Caucasus has two major regions—North Caucasia and Transcaucasia.
www.encyclopedia.com /searchpool.asp?target=@DOCTITLE%20Caucasus   (220 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article: Caucasus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Caucasus is one of the most linguistic (additional info and facts about linguistic) ally and culturally (additional info and facts about culturally) diverse places on Earth.
The southern section of the Caucasus is known as the Transcaucasus (additional info and facts about Transcaucasus).
In Greek mythology (The mythology of the ancient Greeks), the Caucasus, or Kaukasos was one of the pillars supporting the world.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/caucasus.htm   (339 words)

  
 Caucasus Information.
The Caucasus form a chain of high, alpine mountains separating the Republic of Georgia from that of Russia to the north.
This is the most important and best developed valley in the Caucasus, partly because of the mineral wealth located near Tyrnyauz and partly on account of Elbrus and the hundreds of magnificent mountains which comprise it's watershed.
Unlike the Alps the snow in the Caucasus is virtually guaranteed, there is good powder to be found late into the season and the season is long.
www.ewpnet.com /caucasin.htm   (502 words)

  
 The State Hermitage Museum: Collection Highlights
This settlement was an important administrative and economic centre in the north of the Urartu Kingdom.
A number of accidental finds in various parts of the Caucasus, relating to the last centuries BC and first centuries AD, reveal an obvious connection between these regions and Oriental and Western cultures.
The most valuable objects are a textile showing Bahram Gur (burial ground at the site of Moshchevaya Balka, Kuban Region), and a fragment of a pile carpet found in a burial ground near the town of Kislovodsk.
www.hermitagemuseum.org /html_En/03/hm3_5_12.html   (472 words)

  
 Caucasus travel guide - Wikitravel
The Caucasus region is a mountain range lying between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, considered part of the natural boundary between Europe and Asia.
The Caucasus is one of the most complex linguistic regions in the world, containing more than 60 languages from five distinct language families.
Russian remains the lingua franca of the former Soviet nations of the Caucasus and the most useful language for any traveler intent on visiting multiple countries in the Caucasus.
wikitravel.org /en/Caucasus   (780 words)

  
 Caucasian Languages
The Caucasus is a biological refuge zone in which species found nowhere else are native, and it is known for its ecological and biological diversity.
It probably dispersed in the southeastern foothills of the Caucasus, near the Caspian Sea and in present-day Azerbaijan.
The indigenous languages of the Caucasus are known for their complex consonant systems (including ejectives and pharyngeals), complex morphology, and ergativity (identical case or other coding on subjects of intransitive verbs and direct objects of transitives; distinct coding on subjects of transitives).
popgen.well.ox.ac.uk /eurasia/htdocs/nichols/nichols.html   (1343 words)

  
 The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
REC Caucasus assists the Caucasus states in solving environmental problems and supports in building the civil society through promotion of public participation in the decision-making process, development of free exchange of information and encouragement of cooperation at national and regional level among NGOs, governments, businesses, local communities and all other stakeholders.
The founding document of REC Caucasus - its Charter - was signed in September, 1999 by the governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the European Union.
Later in 1999 the Foundation Charter of the Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus was signed by European Union and the countries of the South Caucasus represented by the authorized delegates of the ministries of environments.
rec.caucasus.net /index_eng.htm   (452 words)

  
 Caucasus - Wikinfo
The Caucasus is a region in western Asia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which includes the Caucasus mountains and surrounding lowlands.
The Caucasus is one of the most linguistically and culturally diverse places on earth.
Languages of the indigenous peoples of the Caucasus (Ibero-Caucasian peoples) are languages of the family of the Iberian-Caucasian languages.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Caucasus   (703 words)

  
 ALA | Strengthening Associations-Nancy Kranich's Report
The workshop encouraged and facilitated continued cooperative activities among the library associations in the South Caucasus region at this critical early stage of development and helped librarians work together to promote the role of libraries in society in ensuring an informed citizenry.
ALA and the three South Caucasus library associations are seeking additional support from the U.S. State Department and other funders to sustain and expand their activities.
ALA organized a three-day regional workshop "Strengthening Library Associations in the South Caucasus: a Regional Workshop" that was held in Tbilisi, May 5-8, 2001 in collaboration with the Armenian Library Association, the Azerbaijan Library Association, and the Association of Information Specialists (Georgia).
www.ala.org /ala/iro/iroactivities/strengtheningassociationsnancy.htm   (3304 words)

  
 Anatolia and the Caucasus, 8000–2000 B.C. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Shulaveri-Shomu and other Neolithic/Chalcolithic cultures of the Southern Caucasus use local obsidian for tools, raise animals such as cattle and pigs, and grow crops, including grapes.
At least in the Caucasus Mountains, these people probably herd cattle.
In the best known of these elite tombs, a person is buried under a canopy held up by poles topped by gold and silver bull figurines that appear similar in artistic conception to some standards from the burials of Alaca Höyük in Central Anatolia.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ht/02/waa/ht02waa.htm   (763 words)

  
 Caucasus Region Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Caucasus Region, comprising the newly independent states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, is important to world energy markets as a transit area for oil and natural gas exports from the Caspian Sea to Europe.
The Caucasus region sits between the Black Sea on the West and the Caspian Sea on the East, and comprises the newly independent states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
Energy priorities of the Caucasus countries, therefore, are two-fold: to diversify their energy supplies; and to cash in on transit revenues as their neighbors develop export facilities which traverse their territory.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/caucasus.html   (2454 words)

  
 Links
Geneva based NGO focusing on media development and raising the professional qualifications of journalists in the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Balkans and in Switzerland.
It was inaugurated in 1996 as the first institute in Washington, DC, devoted to the study and analysis of Central Asia, the Caspian Basin, and the Caucasus.
Chronological summary of significant social, economic and political events in the lower Caucasus, as reported by local and international media and regional sources.
www.isn.ethz.ch /caucasus/links.cfm   (421 words)

  
 The NATO-Russia Archive - Russia and the Caucasus
In the Southern Caucasus Armenia remains a close ally of Russia, whereas Georgia and Azerbaijan increasingly cooperate with NATO and other international organisations, distancing themselves from Russia.
Georgia and Azerbaijan on NATO's role in the Caucasus at the meeting of the EAPC on December 15th, 2000 and references to NATO in the
In the Caucasus - and generally in the Caspian area - the objective of the U.S. until recently was primarily to maintain access to the region, particularly to its oil and gas resources, while at the same time avoiding involvement in regional conflicts or direct confrontation with other major powers.
www.bits.de /NRANEU/RussiaCaucasus.html   (9294 words)

  
 NATO Speech: "Caucasus Today : Perspectives of Regional Cooperation and Partnership with NATO" - SecGen in Tbilissi, ...
For example, an important seminar on Regional Security Cooperation in the Caucasus took place in Gudauri in October 1998 and an EAPC Seminar on defence budgeting was held here just a few months ago.
I wanted to convey to you how pleased we are to see co-operation develop here, in the Caucasus, just as it has developed successfully in Europe.
Of course, the countries of the Caucasus have their own specifics, and their own dynamics.
www.nato.int /docu/speech/2000/s000926a.htm   (1846 words)

  
 The American Committee for Peace in the Caucasus - Home page
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The Continuing Exodus of Ethnic Russians from the Caucasus
Please let us know and we will announce the event here.
www.peaceinthecaucasus.org   (442 words)

  
 Caucasus
The Caucasus biodiversity hotspot spans 500,000 square kilometers of mountains in Eurasia between the Black and Caspian seas, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, and small portions of Russia, Iran, and Turkey.
The major threats to biodiversity in the region are illegal logging, fuel wood harvesting, and the timber trade; overgrazing; poaching and illegal wildlife trade; overfishing; infrastructure development; and pollution of rivers and wetlands.
As a result, CEPF investment in the Caucasus is focused on conserving the hotspot's globally threatened species, the majority of which are found in specific sites in five target conservation corridors: Greater Caucasus, Caspian, West Lesser Caucasus, East Lesser Caucasus, and Hyrcan.
www.cepf.net /xp/cepf/where_we_work/caucasus/caucasus_info.xml   (397 words)

  
 Are Mountain Jews Descended from the Khazars?
It is possible that the Mountain Jews are descendants of Persian-Jewish soldiers who were stationed in the Caucasus by the Sasanian kings in the fifth or sixth century to protect the area from the onslaughts of the Huns and other nomadic invaders from the east.
It is thought that the Jewish Tats of the Caucasus are their direct descendants; however, this remains not very likely because the Tats speak an Iranian language.
And most of the Khazars who remained in the Caucasus after the 10th century are known to have been forced into Islam, leaving us with the more likely scenario that the Turkic groups of the North Caucasus who are Muslims, such as Karachays and Kumukhs, are partly descended from the Khazars.
www.khazaria.com /mountainjews.html   (3673 words)

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