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  Email from Daghestan
Daghestan is a southern republic in Russia and is Muslim.
Little Daghestan is raising a generation which won’t ever prosper.
Daghestan is a little republic with a lot of multiple ethnic backgrounds.
www.ibiblio.org /hazine/Daghestan1.html   (681 words)

  
  Daghestan - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
DAGHESTAN, a province of Russia, Transcaucasia, occupying the triangular space between the Andi ridge, the south-east division of the main Caucasus range, and the Caspian Sea.
It has the province of Terek on the N.W., the government of Tiflis on the S.W., and that of Baku on the S.E. With the exception of a narrow strip along the sea-coast and a small district in the N., it is entirely mountainous.
The highlands of Daghestan were for many years the stronghold of the Circassians in their struggle against Russia, especially under the leadership of Shamyl, whose last stand was made on the steep mountain fastness of Gunib, 74 m.
www.1911ency.org /D/DA/DAGHESTAN.htm   (664 words)

  
 JewishEncyclopedia.com - DAGHESTAN:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The main occupation of the Daghestan Jews is agriculture; but little of the land is owned by them, it being usually rented of their Mohammedan neighbors, to whom they pay their rent in produce, usually tobacco.
The Jews of Daghestan are noted for their hospitality; and they still retain the old Hebrew custom of washing the feet of strangers who visit them, this duty being performed by the women.
There is a tradition among the Jews of Daghestan that they are the descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes; but the history of their wanderings is now forgotten, the written documents which they once possessed having in the course of time been either lost or destroyed.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=7&letter=D   (829 words)

  
 The Impact of Instability in Chechnya on Daghestan
The inflow of refugees into Daghestan had reached 144,500 mostly accommodated by local families in Khasavyurt, Novolak and Kazbek region in the lowland region of Daghestan bordering Chechnya.1 The shared grief encouraged cross-ethnic solidarity among the peoples of the region, which was reinforced also by the tactics and behavior of the Russian federal troops there.
In Daghestan Wahhabis became visible on the scene in early 1990s, mainly in rural areas.17 Wahhabi ideas were mostly articulated by the young men who sought support within Dagestani youth.
In October 1997 the administrative regime on the border between Chechnya and Daghestan has been tightened and the border was temporary closed in protest of abduction of eight Dagestani police officers and the murder of a head of administration and his son.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/usazerb/335.htm   (5579 words)

  
 Daghestan Rugs
A characteristic design in Daghestans presents, upon a field of rather light blue, a central oblong, set transversely, and flanked, at either end of the rug, by elongated octagons of old ivory, bound about with bands of red, which extend from the oblong.
These three main figures are divided and sub-divided according to the Daghestan method, into multicolored geometrical shapes, the edges of all of which are trimmed with the inevitable latch-hook.
Usually there are four rows of knots in the solid selvage at the ends, from which the fringe grows out, but not infrequently the warp and the dyed weft are woven together in a broad web after the fashion which the Turkomans learned in their wild home on the plateaus of Central Asia.
www.oriental-rugs-history.com /caucasian-daghestan-rugs.html   (4260 words)

  
 Daghestan: A sign of Russia's break-up?
Unlike Chechnya, Daghestan is made up of more than 30 language and ethnic groups in the Caucasus mountains and steppes along the Caspian Sea, and has been the scene of increasing border violence with Chechnya in recent months.
However, it is understood that a long and inconclusive war—in Daghestan or Chechnya—can be used as a pretext to declare a state of emergency and thus cancel both parliamentary and presidential elections, due in December 1999 and mid-2000, respectively.
The Daghestan fighting seems to be the biggest domestic challenge to the Kremlin since the war with Chechnya, said Prof.
www.finalcall.com /international/1999/daghestan9-14-99.htm   (845 words)

  
 Moscow keeps wary eye on Daghestan, by Alexei Malashenko
In this context, Daghestan is a key republic, both because it serves as a base for the army and because the widening of troubles in this little republic would signify an acceleration of the region’s disintegration.
Daghestan (which means "mountain country") is the largest and most populous of Russia’s constituent republics of the North Caucasus.
In Daghestan people realise full well that unification with Chechnya would at best mean a redistribution of power and material benefits in two quite poor entities, and at worst, the establishment of Chechen control over Daghestan.
mondediplo.com /1999/10/14daghestan   (1994 words)

  
 Daghestan: Anatomy Of A Permanent Crisis - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The article of Daghestan's constitution stipulating that members of one and the same ethnic group may not serve two successive terms as State Council chairman was abolished in 1998 to permit Magomedov, who is a Dargin, to be reelected.
Even though violence and political assassinations in Daghestan are by no means a recent phenomenon, the incidence of such attacks has risen sharply over the past 18 months, from 40 in the whole of 2003 to 40 in the first six months of 2004 and 80 in the first six months of 2005.
Widespread destabilization and the concomitant breakdown of law and order in Daghestan could fuel a resurgence of irredentism among the Lezgins of Daghestan, who in the early 1990s campaigned for the creation of a separate republic on their traditional territory, which straddles the frontier between Daghestan and Azerbaijan.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2005/07/a66de1b3-065c-47ce-8cc0-4cf0c9e61d58.html   (1252 words)

  
 Daghestan, Ottomans and Sheikh Shamil Campaign
Daghestan was conquered by Ozdemiroglu Osman Pasha in 1578 and lived under Ottoman control for 28 years between 1578-1606.
At the beginning of 17th century, Daghestans unionized under the leadership of Colak Surhak Khan of Ghazi Kumukh Khanate, took back the Shamahi fort from Persians and went under the protection of the Ottoman Empire from which they received support during this war against Persians.
Daghestan draw attention of Russia from the 16th century on.
www.ozturkler.com /data_english/0007/0007_16_14.htm   (642 words)

  
 Women of the World
As for Daghestan, which is southern republic of Russia, it is Muslim.
Daghestan doesn't have any land, people lived high in the mountains without land and water, they worked hard, women became a helper of man, didn't fight for their rights - they had many other problems to think about - kids, house, cattle.
Little Daghestan is raising a generation which won't ever make it prospering.
www.wownow.org /columns/col_971119.html   (864 words)

  
 Religioscope > Archives > The Islamic Party of Russia
On the basis of both historical or cultural considerations, one might argue that Daghestan is the most Islamic -- or even the most religious -- subject of the Russian Federation and, probably, the one in which religion plays the most significant political role.
Islam, which appeared in Daghestan as early as the eighth century, emerged as a political factor in the course of Caucasian wars of the 19th century.
In the mid 1990s, a Lak from Daghestan, Nadir Khachilaev, became the leader of the Islamic Alliance of Russia, as well as a deputy in the State Duma and a representative of Muslims at the highest levels of Russian power.
www.religioscope.info /article_87.shtml   (1141 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Daghestan is the native land of the dance Lezginka
We have declared and declare that we are ready to cooperate with state and private organizations, institutions of culture.
However ministries and departments of Daghestan republic refuse to support our competition though there is no doubt that it is one of the brightest event in cultural life of our republic and the whole Caucasus.
lezginka.net /eng.html   (973 words)

  
 Interpretation of a Bronze Figurine of Warrior from Gigatl' (Daghestan) - (The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies - ...
Bronze figurine from the collection of the Daghestan State United Museum in Makhachkala presented in the article come from the sacred place near Gigatl' village, Tsumada district in north-west Daghestan, known as one of the places where the bronze cult plastics finds concentrated.
The contact mountain zone of north-west Daghestan and south-east Chechnya is known by specialists as a place of concentration of numerous finds of the samples of ancient bronze anthropomorphic plastic art, occurring both from pagan sacred cult places, and from burial complexes.
These waist cases are frequently shown on the right side of a belt of the man's characters of Early Medieval mural painting of Central Asia (including at the mentioned ambassadors on the frescoes of Afrasiab), which have besides similar other elements of a costume (upper garments with side slits-cuts, trousers filled in boots etc.).
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/Art/BrnzFigGigatl.htm   (4014 words)

  
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Their departure would leave the Avars, who are the largest single ethnic group in Daghestan, outnumbered by the Chechens in Novolak by a factor of 3:1 -- a ratio that Mammayev fears might impel the Chechen leadership to ask for Novolak to be returned to the Chechen Republic.
Meanwhile, some representatives of another of Daghestan's ethnic groups, the Lezgins, plan to campaign for the incorporation of those regions of southern Daghestan that constitute part of their ancestral homeland to be transferred to the Azerbaijan Republic, zerkalo.az reported on 26 January.
Unemployment in the Lezgin-populated districts of Daghestan is reportedly almost double the republican average of 32 percent.
www.kafkas.org.tr /absoluten/showarticle.php?articleID=1461   (1147 words)

  
 The ARF Newsletter:  Spring 1996
Daghestan, "The Land of Mountains," lies in Southern Russia at a point where the high ranges of the Caucasus most closely approach the western shore of the Caspian Sea.
The mountain ridges never completely sever the long narrow Caspian littoral plain, however, and it is this thin ribbon of flat land that has formed a vital corridor from time immemorial between the Eurasian steppes to the north and the inviting lands of the Near East to the South.
Apart from the shattered remains of numerous vessels of local Kura-Araxes ware, the floor of Room 4 yielded a variety of small disc-shaped beads made from carnelian, paste, and shell (from the adjacent beaches of the Caspian).
sscl.berkeley.edu /arf/newsletter/3.2/daghestan.html   (1066 words)

  
 Dagestan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of Dagestan IPA: [ˈdeɪɡəstæn] (Russian: Респу́блика Дагеста́н), older spelling Daghestan, is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic).
The word Daghestan or Daghstan means "country of mountains", it is derived from the Turkic word dağ meaning mountain and Persian suffix -stan meaning "land of".
The village of Tindi, in Daghestan, in the late 1890s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Daghestan   (1838 words)

  
 Islam.Ru / Press Club / Interview / Interview with Mufti of Daghestan Ahmad-hadjji Abdullaev   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Here in Daghestan we are proud of our history, of our great ancestors and we do not try to force our vision of the world and our understanding of the current events on anyone.
Thus, Daghestan was in fact the gate through which Islam entered the territory of Russia and also the whole span of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Suffice it to remember the murder of the late Mufti of Daghestan Sayyidmuhammad Abubakarov or the aggression of the terrorist gangs against Daghestan from the territory of Chechnya, or the explosion of a house in the town of Buinaksk.
eng.islam.ru /pressclub/inter/Mufti   (1851 words)

  
 BakuTODAY.net - Three to Run in Daghestan\'s First Presidential Elections
Until now, the top ruling body in Daghestan had been the state council, which consisted of representatives of the 14 ethnicities living in the province, who elected the republic's leader.
According to Dmitry Kozak, Putin's envoy to the Southern Federal District, the presidential candidates are: Chairman of the local legislature Mukha Aliyev, Mayor of the Daghestani capital Makhachkala Said Amirov, and head of the republic's treasury Saigidguseyn Magomedov.
Kozak is in Daghestan for meetings with local legislators, local government officials, and public and religious figures.
www.bakutoday.net /view.php?d=16384   (329 words)

  
 Tympanum [Daghestan region, Caucasus (probably Kubachi)] (38.96) | Object Page | Timeline of Art History | The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The vegetal decoration surrounding the central figure resembles that found on fourteenth- and fifteenth-century tombstones of the town of Kubachi, presently in the republic of Daghestan in the Caucasus.
This attribution is supported by the "cloud" collar that covers the rider's chest, which became fashionable after the arrival of the Mongols in the area and was popular in the fifteenth century.
In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, between the Ilkhanid and the Timurid periods, this dynasty ruled over a large area in Russia, including the province of Daghestan on the north shore of the Caspian Sea.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ho/07/waa/hod_38.96.htm   (346 words)

  
 ETHNICITY AND CONFLICT IN THE CAUCASUS(4)
Initially, and still in the 1920's, Kumyks were the most advanced national group in Daghestan, and their language served as the 'lingua franca' for all highlanders, so that to be fluent in Kumyk meant to be sophisticated, advantaged and prepared for social mobility.
So in Daghestan, just as in the territories immediately West of it, it may be expected that the cleavage between the multi-ethnic, detribalized, partly de-ethnicized urban areas and the tradition-oriented, largely self-supporting, agricultural and pastoral communities in the isolated highlands will be aggrevated in the future.
A person in Highland Daghestan would call himself Inkhoqwari in his own or neighborly village, a Khvarshin in a more remoted village, would probably prefer to pretend to be an Avar in Makhach-Kala (the capital of Daghestan), and just say 'I am a Daghestani' when he comes to Moscow.
src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp /sympo/Proceed97/Arutiunov4.html   (2354 words)

  
 anurag singh's Photo Galleries at pbase.com
Daghestan one of the progressive part of Eastern Europe is situated on the most important geographical area of Russia.
DAGHESTAN is known as land of mountains, rivers & lakes.
Most part of DAGHESTAN is situated on the shore of Caspian sea.
www.pbase.com /vaks/root   (151 words)

  
 Lezginka
The Daghestan peoples practice stock raising, fishing and fruit-growing; they grow cereals, work in plants and factories, oil and gas fields, and build irrigation canals and dams by hydro-electric power plants.
This is what Rasul Gamzatov, People's Poet of Daghestan, wrote about the emergence of the Lezginka Ensemble: "With the birth of the Lezginka Ensemble each of us experienced a feeling that comes with the birth of a long expected child.
All its choreographic and musical works convey the might and noble endeavors of the Daghestan peoples that are treading the highroad of national development in the multinational family of Caucasian peoples.
www.geocities.com /a_ibrahim/lezginka.html   (856 words)

  
 Daghestan
Situated in the rugged mountain peaks and deep valleys of north eastern Caucasus, Daghestan is home to 32 distinct peoples.
Each of these peoples has their own language yet they share a surprisingly homogeneous culture that has both withstood and absorbed centuries of external influences.
Robert Chenciner has tarvelled extensively throughout the region, and here gives a fascinating account of the swiftly vanishing traditional ways of life in the villages of this inaccessible mountain area...
www.cornucopia.net /aboutdts.html   (83 words)

  
 Al-Ahram Weekly | International News | Nationalists and Islamists
While the people of Daghestan and Chechnya are predominantly Muslim, the emergence of Islamist insurrectionist groups is a recent phenomenon.
This weekend's fighting in Daghestan represents the most serious challenge to Russia's authority in the restive Caucasus region since Russian President Boris Yeltsin's ill-fated campaign against Chechen separatists.
The insurgents in Daghestan, who are well versed in guerrilla warfare and are familiar with the difficult terrain of the region, are led by the legendary Chechen warlord Shamil Basavev and a Jordanian Islamist known as "Al-Khattab".
weekly.ahram.org.eg /1999/443/in1.htm   (547 words)

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