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 REENIC: Caucasus
Caucasus Health (the site belongs to the Trans Caucasus Health Information Project (TCHIP) which is assisting in the development of sustainable health information systems in the region; the site offers various kinds of medical statistics for the region)
Caucasus Health ~~(the site belongs to the Trans Caucasus Health Information Project (TCHIP) which is assisting in the development of sustainable health information systems in the region; the site offers various kinds of medical statistics for the region)
The Languages of the Caucasus ~~(a linguistic map of Caucasus and a list of local languages organized by language family; the source: National Geographic magazine)
menic.utexas.edu /reenic/regions/caucasus.html

  
 Religious - Jewish - The Caucasus Mountains Region and Surrounding Areas
Religious - Jewish - The Caucasus Mountains Region and Surrounding Areas
- An Examination of Jewish Tribes from the Eastern Caucasus.
JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS, FAITHS, GROUPS, ETC.,: Sites related to Jewish organizations or groups arranged by country or geographic area.
learning.lib.vt.edu /slav/relig_jew_caucasus.html   (492 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Georgia (country)
Old Orthodox church in Tusheti An ancient tower typical to the Caucasus mountainous regions Tusheti (sometimes spelled as Tushetia in Russian and European resources) is a small historic geographic area in eastern Georgia.
The Lesser Caucasus Mountains partially protect the region from the influence of dry and hot air masses from the south as well.
The Lesser Caucasus Mountains are made up of various, interconnected mountain ranges (largely of volcanic origin) that do not exceed 3,400 meters (approximately 11,000 feet).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Georgia-(country)   (492 words)

  
 Georgia Caucasus trek information.
Walk in a remote and unspoilt region of the Caucasus mountains visiting medieaval villages and ancient monuments.
The icy mountains of Caucasus and warm shores of Black Sea, hospitality and traditions, ancient Kolkhida and myths, art and folk songs - this is Georgia with its majestic past and present.
The main part of Georgia is located on the south side of the Greater Caucasus range resulting in a sunny and warm climate.
www.ewpnet.com /georgdos.htm   (492 words)

  
 Jere's Ars Magica Saga: Geography: Georgia and the Colchis
Ethnic and cultural diversity in Transcaucasia was preserved by the geographic isolation of the many small ethnic groups that settled in the region's inhospitable mountainous terrain.
The watershed of the Greater Caucasus, the backbone of the system, traditionally has been part of the line dividing Europe and Asia, but the whole region has been so subject to Asian influences that there is now general agreement in assigning the ranges to Asia.
Tending generally from northwest to southeast, the Caucasus Mountains consist of two ranges - the Greater Caucasus in the north and the Lesser, or Little, Caucasus in the south.
www.geocities.com /TimesSquare/Labyrinth/2398/bginfo/geo/colchis.html   (492 words)

  
 Genetic Chaos: 06/20/2004 - 06/26/2004
The topology of the network of western Eurasian mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) lineage clusters in the context of their expansion and spread in this geographic area is analysed.
Variation in the human mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) is now routinely described and used to infer the histories of peoples, by means of one of two procedures, namely, the assaying of RFLPs throughout the genome and the sequencing of parts of the control region (CR).
Special attention is devoted to the inner nods of the reconstructed median network tree, ancestral to mtDNA lineage clusters H and V, to the Caucasus and Trans-Caucasus area populations and to the problem of timing of the expansion of the Caucasoid-specific mtDNA lineage clusters in western Europe versus in the Trans-Caucasus.
vetinarilord.blogspot.com /2004_06_20_vetinarilord_archive.html   (492 words)

  
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Although Zapovedniks have been established in all of the thirteen of the physical-geographic zones (Arctic, Fenno-Scandinavia, Russian Plain, Caucasus, Urals, Western Siberia, Caspian-Turgay, Central Siberia, Southern Siberian Mountains, Yana-Kolyma, Baikal-Dzhugdzhur Mountain Region, Amur-Sakhalin, Northern Pacific Region), they are not evenly distributed throughout these zones.
Massive mountain ranges such as the Urals, the Caucasus and the mountain areas of Siberia (for example, the Altay, the Sayans, Lake Baikal and the Trans-Baikal regions, and the mountains of the Far East) interrupt these lowland features.
For example, 24 Zapovedniks have been established in the Russian plain region, while the Arctic zone currently has only two Zapovedniks (see map IBRD 27267).
www-wds.worldbank.org /servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/1996/05/01/000178830_98101911562819/Rendered/INDEX/multi0page.txt   (492 words)

  
 Georgia
Caucasus Region Country Analysis Brief [html] - An overview of the energy situation in this region, including a section on Georgia.
(Countries are grouped by geographic regions [defined here] in the spreadsheets.)
World Energy "Areas to Watch" Fact Sheet - See "Caspian/Caucasus" Section [html] - This country is a) important from an energy perspective; and/or b) experiencing significant economic, political, or other problems which currently (or likely in the short-term) could affect its energy sectors.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/international/georgia.html   (294 words)

  
 Man Probably Owes Long Healthy Life to Milk - Page 3 - Stormfront White Nationalist Community
The oldest know living person from the Caucasus region in 1973 was Shirali Mislimov, at age 167 he still worked in the village tea plantation in the small Azerbaijiani village of Barzavu on the Iranian border.
<Caucasus region in 1973 was Shirali Mislimov, at age 167 he still worked in the village tea plantation in the small Azerbaijiani village of Barzavu on the Iranian border.
I think it was originally from the January 1973 issue of National Geographic.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=92155&page=3&pp=10   (934 words)

  
 Middle East - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Both Georgia and Azerbaijan were radically altered by the dominion of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union and are seen as more 'European' than Middle Eastern and generally viewed as a regional bloc in the Caucasus region.
The Middle East is a historical and cultural subregion of Africa-Eurasia traditionally held to be countries or regions in Southwest Asia together with Egypt.
The Maghrib is sometimes included, sometimes excluded from the Middle East by the media and in informal usage, while most academics continue to identify North Africa as geographically a part of Africa, but being closely related to southwestern Asia in terms of politics, culture, religion, language, history, and genetics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Middle_East   (1819 words)

  
 § 15. Caucasian / Caucasoid. 6. Names and Labels. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
Caucasian, but not Caucasoid, is also a geographic term referring to the Caucasus (the mountainous region between the Black and Caspian Seas for which the racial category was named) or to any of its indigenous peoples including Azerbaijanis, Armenians, and Ossetians.
When using Caucasian in this sense you may wish to provide an initial context so as to avoid any ambiguity; instead of a Caucasian people you might include a phrase such as a people inhabiting (or from) the Caucasus.
Caucasian and its more restricted synonym Caucasoid belong to the system of racial classification proposed by European anthropologists in the 18th and 19th centuries.
www.bartleby.com /64/C006/015.html   (231 words)

  
 § 15. Caucasian / Caucasoid. 6. Names and Labels. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
Caucasian, but not Caucasoid, is also a geographic term referring to the Caucasus (the mountainous region between the Black and Caspian Seas for which the racial category was named) or to any of its indigenous peoples including Azerbaijanis, Armenians, and Ossetians.
When using Caucasian in this sense you may wish to provide an initial context so as to avoid any ambiguity; instead of a Caucasian people you might include a phrase such as a people inhabiting (or from) the Caucasus.
Caucasian and its more restricted synonym Caucasoid belong to the system of racial classification proposed by European anthropologists in the 18th and 19th centuries.
www.bartleby.com /64/C006/015.html   (231 words)

  
 Nart Sagas from the Caucasus : Myths and Legends from the Circassians, Abazas, Abkhaz, and Ubykhs - DVD @ US MacLinks.net Apple Store
This geographic region is precisely the land of the Narts, whose myths and folktales John Colarusso has gathered together in this splendid collection.
Nart Sagas from the Caucasus : Myths and Legends from the Circassians, Abazas, Abkhaz, and Ubykhs
This is just one of the many overlaps between the myths of the Narts and those of peoples as remote from their region as the Norse at the Western end and the Vedic Indians at the Eastern.
maclinks.net /shop/us/dvd/details/0691026475.html   (231 words)

  
 Demokratizatsiya: political underpinnings of U.S. bilateral aid to the countries of transcaucasus, The
The struggle for influence over Transcaucasus republics became the main determinant of the political processes in the region during the past decade, after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Each of the Transcaucasus states has a unique and specific character that determines its role in relations among the regional powers and with the United States.
One such region is Transcaucasus (Southern Caucasus), comprising the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3996/is_200107/ai_n8956762   (1167 words)

  
 The Great Caucasus zone
The region borders with the Major Caucasus Ridge in t.he north and the area of mud volcanoes ”Akhtarma Pashalli” and the Gijaki mountains in the south.
The zone includes 5 natural geographic regions: Samur Divichi, Gonag Kend, Zakatali Lagich, Alazan Agrichay, Shemakha and the mountainous area of the Gobustan Apsheron regions (Guba Khachmas, Shemakha Gobustan, Sheki Zakatali and Ajenaur Jeyranchel natural economic regions).
The Shemakha region occupies the mountainous Shirvan, east of the Girdimanchay river and west of Gobustan.
enrin.grida.no /htmls/azer/soe/ecology/html/the_great_caucasus_zone.html   (897 words)

  
 Electronic Bulletin #14 (English)
Radiation in case of destruction of nuclear waste storage will make 1,500 cure, which will be the serious catastrophe in the Caucasus region, exceeding the Chernobyl accident in several times with its consequences.
The founding materials, experience of developed countries, appropriate provisions of UN Declaration were collected, processed and published by the “For Sustainable Human Development” Association and Geographic Society of Armenia.
Such cooperation will result in wide awareness of the population both about ecological problems of the Caspian basin, and about the state and commercial projects having influence on the environment of the region.
www.cenn.org /14_bull.html   (6328 words)

  
 CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS Journal of Social and Political Studies
One long-term destabilizing factor is the problem of migration and the change in the ethnic mix of the population living in the region, in particular, the mass influx of migrants to the Northern Caucasus, which has become a main centre of attraction, primarily for those fleeing from ethnic conflicts.
The main indications of this are new (political, legal and organizational) forms of conflict between the federal centre and North Caucasian subjects of the Federation, the growing number of participants in the Chechen confrontation, and the struggle between ethnic-based political groups for influence in the region.
Historically, Cossack troops are organized on the geographic principle: the Don, the Kuban and the Terek Cossack armies.
www.ca-c.org /dataeng/bk02.09.khoper.shtml   (6328 words)

  
 Eurasia Foundation: Georgia Freight Forwarding
Working with their freight forwarding counterparts in Azerbaijan and Armenia, AFFG is working to harmonize the laws and regulations governing freight forwarding throughout the south Caucasus region.
The nation’s freight forwarding industry is young and growing rapidly, due in part to Georgia’s natural geographic advantage as a transport corridor.
Nonetheless, as a freight forwarder, it was her responsibility to ensure that 40-foot containers of goods, whether Georgian tea bound for New York or furniture arriving from Belgium, arrived on time, in good condition, and for the right price.
www.eurasia.org /Feb2002Success.html   (6328 words)

  
 Trees for Life - Species profile: Pine marten
The pine marten has a Palearctic distribution: its geographic range extends from western Siberia across Russia and Europe to Scotland and Ireland, and from the northern limit of the boreal or coniferous forest in the north to the Mediterranean and the Caucasus region in the south.
Martens are the only members of the mustelid family to have semi-retractable claws, and these give it considerable proficiency in climbing trees, while at the same time enabling it to run quickly on the ground.
The fur on the pine marten's paws is darker brown in colour, and the pads on the undersides of its feet are covered with fur in winter.
www.treesforlife.org.uk /tfl.pinemarten.html   (1436 words)

  
 Defender Of Dagestan - The World and I Magazine
This resilience can be partly explained by Dagestan's geographic isolation, the toughness of the region's people, and the struggles of the nationalities who reside within Dagestan's borders to maintain their own identities.
The Arabs, who brought Islam to the Caucasus in the eighth century, referred to Dagestan as the Mountain of Tongues.
The Islamic renaissance in Dagestan is accompanied by rising nationalism, largely focused on the figure of Shamil.
www.worldandi.com /public/1992/january/cl6.cfm   (3797 words)

  
 Trees for Life - Species profile: Pine marten
The pine marten has a Palearctic distribution: its geographic range extends from western Siberia across Russia and Europe to Scotland and Ireland, and from the northern limit of the boreal or coniferous forest in the north to the Mediterranean and the Caucasus region in the south.
The fur on the pine marten's paws is darker brown in colour, and the pads on the undersides of its feet are covered with fur in winter.
Martens are the only members of the mustelid family to have semi-retractable claws, and these give it considerable proficiency in climbing trees, while at the same time enabling it to run quickly on the ground.
www.treesforlife.org.uk /tfl.pinemarten.html   (1436 words)

  
 :: APMN mountains - West Asia ::
The highlands of West Asia have been grouped into the Iran plateau, Trans-Caucasus, Anatolia, and Arabia and are described in an anti-clockwise sequence (Figure 2 and Annex B).
The region is composed of three major physiographic divisions: (1) the mountains and plateaus of the north, (2) a central depression aligned to the Persian Gulf, and (3) a peninsular mass with ranges along the south-west margin.
The landmass of West Asia, also referred to as the Middle East or South-west Asia, has a unique geographic position as a nexus joining Asia, Europe, and Africa.
www.mtnforum.org /apmn/new_website/mountains/ch3_west_asia.php   (1436 words)

  
 Search Encyclopedia.com
Armenia -> History Early History The region and former kingdom of Asia Minor that was Greater Armenia lay east of the Euphrates River; Little, or Lesser, Armenia was west of the river.
Geography may be studied by way of several interrelated approaches, i.e., systematically, regionally, descriptively, and analytica...
Europe -> Physical Geography The huge Alpine mountain chain, of which the Pyrenees, the Alps, the Carpathians, the Balkans, and the Caucasus are the principal links, traverses the continent from west to east.
www.encyclopedia.com /searchpool.asp?target=Geography+of+Armenia   (545 words)

  
 Nagorno Karabakh: History
Armenians, however, also suffered a demographic decline compared to the situation in 1928, when they constituted 95% of the entire population within the borders of their autonomous region.
The late Turkic word "Karabakh" is a direct translation of Persian "Bagh-e-Siah" (meaning "Black Garden"), a geographic term used by Persians to designate this province of Eastern Armenia in the Middle Ages.
Thus, alienated from the Armenian Church — pillar of identity of medieval Armenians — they later gradually assimilated with the Turkic nomads, when the latter arrived to the Caucasus from the Central Asia.
www.cilicia.com /History.htm   (545 words)

  
 Economy Iran Impressum
The distinguished geographic location of Iran between the Persian Gulf, Central Asia and the Caucasus on one hand and Asia and Europe on the other hand has made Iran an important economic center in that region, which is connected directly to the world markets, especially to Europe.
Iran ranks fifth in known oil reserves and second in natural gas reserves, and the Situation of indicators of a variety of its raw materials and mines has given special importance to the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding world economy and commerce.
In the years from 1992 to 2002, 4.5 billion dollars of foreign Investment were attracted, and this even though the number of approved projects in the year 2002 was 38, three times more than the projects in 2001 and nineteen times more than in 1993.
www.economy-iran.de /deutsch/investmentopportunities/seite5.htm   (260 words)

  
 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Nogai people
The Nogais, also spelled Nogay, Noghai, and often called the Caucasian Mongols ("Caucasian" refers to their geographic position, in the Caucasus mountains, not to their ethnicity), are a Turkic people, and an important ethnic group in the Daghestan region who speak the Turkic Nogai language.
After the Russian annexation of Crimea, the Nogai pastoral land was occupied by the Slavic settlers, since the Nogais did not have permanent residence.
The Nogai are descendants of Kipchaks who mingled with their Mongol conquerors and formed the Nogai Horde (see that article for their khanate's history).
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref?title=Nogai_people   (570 words)

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