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  Dagestan Republic - Encyclopedia.com
An ancient area of human settlement, Dagestan belonged to Caucasian Albania in the 1st millennium BC It was later invaded by Huns, Persian Sassanids, and, in the 7th cent.
Dagestan came under Soviet rule in 1920 and in 1921 was made an autonomous republic.
Dagestan was a signatory to the Mar. 31, 1992, treaty of federation that created the Russian Federation (see Russia).
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Dagestan.html   (1248 words)

  
 Dagestan Republic — Infoplease.com
Dagestan in the south consists mainly of sections of the Caucasus Mts.
Except for the Caspian plain and the Nogai steppe and the irrigated lowlands in the north, the terrain is one of steep slopes and narrow valleys.
The Deepening Dangers of Dagestan : Guerrilla war in the Caucasus and terrorism in Moscow could spiral into disaster, both for Russia......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0814481.html   (619 words)

  
  Dagestan - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Dagestan, republic in the northeastern section of the Caucasus region in southern Russia.
Kalmykia, republic in southwestern Russia, west of the Volga, bordering the Caspian Sea on the south and the republic of Dagestan on the southwest....
The Republic of Dagestan, older spelling Daghestan, is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic).
encarta.msn.com /Dagestan.html   (217 words)

  
  Nieuwsselectie: Buitenland
Dagestan is een lappendeken van volkeren: er leven twaalf volkeren en 22 nationale minderheden en er worden dertig verschillende talen gesproken.
Dagestan is al onrustig sinds het einde van Tsjetsjeense oorlog in 1996.
Sindsdien is het in Dagestan niet rustig meer geweest.
www.nrc.nl /W2/Nieuws/1999/08/09/Vp/07.html   (894 words)

  
 Caucasus Foundation
Dagestan always fought heroic wars to keep her freedom.Dagestan and eagle, which symbolizes freedom, sovereignty and power have always cited together.Dagestan is famous for her mosaic of languages as well as the magnificent geography of mountains and rivers.
Dagestan was the center for Islam in the North Caucasus and the capital, Makhachkala, is the seat of the Muslim spiritual board of Dagestan and the North Caucasus.
Persia ceded the Muslim khanates on the territory of Dagestan to Russia in 1723.
www.kafkas.org.tr /english/bgkafkas/bukaf_dagistan.html   (1001 words)

  
  AllRefer.com - Dagestan Republic (CIS And Baltic Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Except for the Caspian plain and the Nogai steppe and the irrigated lowlands in the north, the terrain is one of steep slopes and narrow valleys.
Dagestan came under Soviet rule in 1920 and in 1921 was made an autonomous republic.
Dagestan was a signatory to the Mar. 31, 1992, treaty of federation that created the Russian Federation (see Russia).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/D/Dagestan.html   (540 words)

  
 Dagestan Summary
A southern Russian republic, Dagestan is bordered by Azerbaijan to the south, Georgia to the west, and the Caspian Sea to the east.
Dagestan was designated an autonomous republic of the Soviet Union in 1921; it became a Russian republic in 1991.
Dagestan continues to be the least urbanized republic in the Caucasus.
www.bookrags.com /Dagestan   (2303 words)

  
 Dagestan Republic - Kommersant Moscow
Dagestan was transformed into a political battlefield between Khazars and Arabs, but at the same time it was influenced by their cultures.
Soils in the foothills and mountains of Dagestan are distributed in distinct zones: chestnut and mountain forest soils in the foothills; mountain fl earths (chernozems) on the gentle northeastern slopes of the foothills and the interior mountain plateau; and mountain steppe, mountain brown forest, and mountain meadow soils in the mountains.
Dagestan is part of the Northern Caucasus economic district and is among the Russian regions with a low concentration of industries that in addition are mainly oriented toward supplying raw materials and components for industries in other regions.
www.kommersant.com /p-94/r_438/Dagestan_Republic   (2966 words)

  
 ECONOMIC OVERVIEW OF THE REPUBLIC OF DAGESTAN
Dagestan suffered greatly after the breakup of the Soviet Union, with nearly all of its economic enterprises suffering great declines in production as supplier relationships were disrupted and consumption all but disappeared in some cases.
Dagestan at this point produces only about 310,000 tons of oil and 715 million cubic meters of natural gas per year; however it has recoverable reserves capable of much increased production, and has been open to discussions of their development with both domestic and foreign companies.
Dagestan’s two tier banking system is represented by the National Bank of Dagestan and the Central bank of the Russian Federation on one level and about 60 commercial banks functioning in the Republic –; these last have 30 of over one hundred branches located outside Dagestan.
www.russiancouncil.org /reports/dagestan1.htm   (2007 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Regions and territories: Dagestan
The Russian Republic of Dagestan, which translates as "land of the mountains", is situated in Russia's turbulent North Caucasus with Chechnya and Georgia to the west, Azerbaijan to the south and the Caspian Sea to the east.
Dagestan is home to several dozen Muslim peoples who settled among the high valleys over the centuries and who between them speak over 30 languages.
Dagestan was the birth place of Imam Shamil, the legendary fighter who in the 19th century spearheaded fierce resistance by tribesmen of Chechnya and Dagestan to the spread of the Russian empire.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/3659904.stm   (930 words)

  
 CNN - Russia to step up campaign against Dagestan rebels - August 12, 1999
Dagestan's national assembly head, Mukhu Aliyev, told the same news conference that the republic remained loyal to Moscow.
Dagestan's State Council, the republic's executive body, said all reporting on the conflict would have to be approved by the ministry of information before it could be published or broadcast.
The Dagestan fighting is the biggest challenge to Russian authority since the 1994-96 war with Chechnya, which has had effective independence since the end of the war.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9908/12/russia.dagestan/index.html   (670 words)

  
 UNHCR - Dagestan
Dagestan is a republic within the Russian Federation, about the size of Scotland and counting approximately two million inhabitants.
Dagestan is badly connected with the outside world and has no important natural resources, while foreign investment is negligible and federal investment has declined since 1991.
The Government of Dagestan made a series of concessions to the Chechens, including the abolition of legislation hampering the registration of Chechens in Novolaksky district, payment for property that was lost in 1944, and promises that funds would be made available for the resettlement of Laks.
www.unhcr.org /publ/RSDCOI/3ae6a6bd4.html   (10603 words)

  
 Dagestan
Even before the Constitution of Dagestan was promulgated on 26 July 1994, referenda were held in 1992 and 1993 on the attempt to establish the post of President of Dagestan.
Thus in 1991 at the Third Session of National Deputies of Dagestan a decision was agreed concerning the restoration of Aukhovskiy rayon and the rehabilitation of the Chechens of Dagestan with the initiation of a parallel government resolution for financing the resettlement of the Laks occupying Chechen homes and land.
Dagestan remains a single indivisible republic in the structure of the Russian Federation.
faculty.oxy.edu /richmond/dwa278/dagestan.htm   (12926 words)

  
 Dagestan travel guide
Dagestan is a republic within the Russian federation.
Located between the Caspian sea on the East and Caucasus mountains on the West, it is one of the most attractive places in that part of the globe.
These days, however, Dagestan is going through the times of heavy unrest, both political and ethnical.
www.world66.com /europe/russia/dagestan   (194 words)

  
 ISN Security Watch - Dagestan’s insurgents regroup
Dagestan 's Police Department for the Struggle against Extremism and Criminal Terrorism has lost 29 officers in recent years.
The authorities in Dagestan started a counteroffensive by conducting massive mopping-up operations in the cities of Makhachkala and Khasavurt, where several policemen had also been killed in late December.
Officials in the Interior Ministry said the sweep was needed because of the deteriorating situation in the region, according to grani.ru on 8 January.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details.cfm?ID=10612   (1166 words)

  
 Hutt River Independent
Dagestan is one of the states of Russia.
Dagestan is the center for Islam in the North Caucasus and the capital, Makhachkala, is the seat of the Muslim spiritual board of Dagestan and the North Caucasus.
Dagestan has been heavily affected by the Chechen war and tent camps across Dagestan and neighbouring Ingushetia includes some 150,000 refugees.
www.angelfire.com /wa3/hri/dagestan.html   (196 words)

  
 SIGHTINGS
There seems little doubt now that the incursion of Chechen-backed forces into Dagestan is a serious attempt by militant Islamic forces to broaden what they genuinely regard as a "Jihad" or holy war against the Russians, whom the militants see as infidels.
Dagestan may share some of the traditions of Chechnya - the Imam Shamil, who led the 19th Century resistance to Russia in the region, was a Dagestani, not a Chechen.
Unlike the Chechens, Dagestan's people were not deported from their homes by Stalin in the 1940s.
www.rense.com /politics4/jihad.htm   (465 words)

  
 Dagestan: Crisis in the Caucasus
Dagestan is a Muslim republic, home to more than 36 nationalities in addition to Russians transplanted during the Soviet era.
The Republic is mostly mountainous, and although its mineral and oil potential remains untapped, it has strategic importance due to its location on the oil-rich Caspian Sea and its close proximity to Azerbaijan, a main conduit for Caspian oil.
Dagestan's Islamic leaders have called the rebels traitors to Islam, while the government has begun to evacuate the Botlikh district where the fighting erupted.
www.factmonster.com /spot/dagestan1.html   (948 words)

  
 WRITENET Country Papers - The Russian Federation: Dagestan (Nov 95)
Dagestan is badly connected with the outside world and has no important natural resources, while foreign investment is negligible and federal investment has declined since 1991.
The emergence of criminals in Dagestan's national politics was illustrated by brutal attacks on leading politicians during the summer of 1995.
The Government of Dagestan made a series of concessions to the Chechens, including the abolition of legislation hampering the registration of Chechens in Novolaksky district, payment for property that was lost in 1944, and promises that funds would be made available for the resettlement of Laks.
www.turkiye.net /sota/dagestan.html   (10632 words)

  
 Dagestan Needs More Than Boots
President Vladimir Putin traveled to Dagestan last week, though the visit was not made public until after his departure.
Unfortunately, Dagestan's problems are not limited to the poor quality of soldiers' boots.
With all this going on, Putin traveled to Dagestan and discovered that the footwear provided to alpine units in the region didn't pass muster.
www.moscowtimes.ru /stories/2005/07/21/007.html   (603 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | The Dagestan connection
The first battles in Russia's latest Chechen war were fought in in the less well-known neighbouring republic of Dagestan.
The fighters were members of the Muslim fundamentalist Wahhabi sect, and said they were seeking to install Sharia law in Dagestan.
Dagestan is home to more than 30 ethnic groups.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/429735.stm   (394 words)

  
 The St. Petersburg Times - Opinion - Lessons of Dagestan
AS we struggle to understand the motives of Islamic extremism and methods for coping, it may be helpful to consider the experience of Dagestan, the southernmost Russian republic, which lies between Chechnya and the Caspian Sea.
The spread of Wahhabism in the Caucasus is fed by a deep disillusionment with the prospects for economic development, and by widespread despair over the moral and political decay that is rapidly overwhelming societies in the region.
It has also sought to stimulate Dagestan's economic development by giving the republic a central role in the transfer of oil and gas reserves from Caspian fields to Western markets.
www.sptimes.ru /index.php?action_id=2&story_id=5780   (794 words)

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