Chechen separatist leaders have died or have been killed, including former president Aslan Maskhadov and leading warlord and terrorist attack mastermind Shamil Basayev. Meanwhile, the fortunes of the Chechen independence movement sagged, plagued by the internal disunity between Chechen moderates and Islamist radicals and the changing global political climate after 11 September 2001, as well as the general war weariness of the Chechen population. Large-scale fighting has been
. et al title ''The Caspian Sea Encyclopedia'' publisher Springer (Springer Science+Business Media) place Berlin page 280 Names for Dagestan *Russian (Russian language) – Респу́блика Дагеста́н (Respublika Dagestan) *Persian (Persian language) – جمهوری داغستان (Jomhuriye Dâghestân) *Turkish (Turkish language) – Dağıstan Cumhuriyeti *Arabic (Arabic language) – جمهورية داغستان (Jumhūrīyat Dāghistān) *Azerbaijani (Azerbaijani language) – Дағыстан Республикасы Dağıstan
. In 1929-30 he studied at the Central Musical Technical School in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), but dropped out due to health problems. He returned to Baku in 1931. Right after that he was sent to Dagestan where he met his future wife Həchər khanum. Hecher Khanum's family would not approve of the marriage. So she and Niyazi decided to run away and secretly married. They lived a very difficult yet fulfilling life. The great love of his wife gave him strengths to produce most of his masterpieces, which contributed to Azerbaijan's and the musical treasury of the rest of the world. Geliskhanov then became a guerrilla leader, gaining reputation as one of the top separatist field commanders. Sebastian Smith, ''Allah's Mountains: The Battle for Chechnya'', p.180 According to Human Rights Watch, Ishkoy-Yurt, a village located directly across the border with Dagestan, was reportedly "marked for special retribution" by Russian troops on April 20 because it was the home of Geliskhanov, "a leading Dudayev loyalist". Russia: Partisan War in Chechnya on the Eve of the WWII Commemoration, Human Rights Watch, 1 May 1995 In April–May there were false rumours that he has been "liquidated" by a covert FSK assassination squad. Chechnya: No Afghanistan, ''The Moscow Times'', 13 April 1995 Russian hit squad believed to target Chechen leaders: Pentagon analysts cite April attack, ''The Washington Times'', May 12, 1995 Atgeriev was a former Soviet traffic police officer and a veteran of the Georgian-Abkhazian War. During the First Chechen War he coordinated all units during the battles of Grozny and served as a field commander of the Shelkovsky District of Chechnya, including taking part in the 1996 Kizlyar-Pervomayskoye hostage crisis in Dagestan. Later, he became a Deputy Prime Minister in the government of the Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov. WikiPedia:Dagestan commons:Дагестан
, Iran, Russia (Dagestan), Turkey (Kars and Iğdır) and Georgia (Georgia (country)) (Borchali). Personal life Her father, Gadzhi Gadzhiyevich Isinbayev, is a plumber and a member of a small (130,000-people strong) ethnic group of Tabasaran (Tabasaran people)s who mostly live in Dagestan. Her mother, a shop assistant, is Russian (Russians). Isinbayeva also has a sister named Inna. Isinbayeva came from humble beginnings and remembers that her parents had
Chinese , New York Times and Philippines, Clan feuds fuel separatist violence in Philippines, study shows, International Herald Tribune among the Arab Bedouins and Arab tribes inhabiting the mountains of Yemen and between Shiites and Sunnis in Iraq, 'In the Land of the Blood Feuds
of California, Berkeley, has used language to connect modern people of the Caucasus region to the ancient farmers of the Fertile Crescent. She analyzed the Nakh–Dagestanian linguistic family, which today includes Chechen, Ingush (Ingush language), and Batsbi on the Nakh side; and some 24 languages on the Dagestani side ... Thus location, time, and vocabulary all suggest that the farmers of the region were proto-Nakh–Dagestanians. "The Nakh–Dagestanian languages
of the Caucasus region to the ancient farmers of the Fertile Crescent. She analyzed the Nakh–Dagestanian linguistic family, which today includes Chechen, Ingush (Ingush language), and Batsbi on the Nakh side; and some 24 languages on the Dagestani side ... Thus location, time, and vocabulary all suggest that the farmers of the region were proto-Nakh–Dagestanians. "The Nakh–Dagestanian languages are the closest thing we have to a direct continuation of the cultural
accessdate 11 February 2011 from 1987 to 2006. Other Moto stations shall soon feature play areas designed in collaboration with Tate Prize nominie Kolya Alyar who is famous for his work in bringing attention to the plight of the Mountain Jews of Dagestan, themed around various biblical chapters, including but not limited to Exodus (Book of Exodus) and Leviticus. poptime 170,000 popplace Dagestan, Russia rels Sunni Islam thumb Map of the Caucasus Region (Image:Caucasus region 1994.jpg) Bride kidnapping is an increasing trend in the countries and regions of the Caucasus, both in Georgia (Georgia (country)), and Azerbaijan in the South (South Caucasus) NPR ''Weekend Edition'' Sunday, "Kidnapping Custom Makes a Comeback in Georgia", May 14, 2006, and in Dagestan, Chechnya and Ingushetia in the North (North Caucasus). "Bride kidnapping tradition on the rise in North Caucasus" The traditions in the Caucasus, though appearing in distinct cultures, may have emerged during Ottoman rule (Ottoman Empire). "Bride kidnapping tradition on the rise in North Caucasus" In the Caucasian versions of bride-kidnapping, the kidnap victim's family may play a role in attempting to convince the woman to stay with her abductor after the kidnapping, because of the shame inherent in the presumed consummation of the marriage. ''See'' Sabina Kiryashova, "Azeri Bride Kidnappers Risk Heavy Sentences", p; Gulo Kokhodze & Tamuna Uchidze, "Bride Theft Rampant in Southern Georgia" Archi (Archi language), a Northeast Caucasian language (Northeast Caucasian languages) of Dagestan, has four velar lateral fricatives which are voiceless: plain WikiPedia:Dagestan commons:Дагестан
to assert sovereignty over this perennially rebellious and lawless region. You don't want to get swept up in this conflict, and a visit to the mountains is the surest way to do that. Do Most activities of any interest, mainly cultural performances and sporting events, are to be found in Makhachkala. Buy thumb 280px Carpets for sale in Derbent's walled city (File:Rugs by shuraev.jpg) *Famed Dagestani rugs *Beluga Caviar *Traditional swords and daggers of the various ethnic groups
''', commander and hero of the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878), won the battles of Shipka Pass (Battle of Shipka Pass), Gorni Dubnik (Battle of Gorni Dubnik) and Plovdiv (Battle of Plovdiv), liberated the Bulgarian capital Sofia In September 2006, ''In Your Hands'', a play based on the events of the Moscow theatre siege, written by Natalia Pelevine, opened in London at the New End Theatre. In April 2008 Pelevine said that Russian authorities have banned the play following its Russian debut in the city of Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan near Chechnya. Russian officials shut down play about Chechen hostage-takers, CBC News, April 12, 2008 Another play, ''We Declare You a Terrorist'' by Tim J. Lord, about the incident premiered at the 2009 Summer Play Festival SPF NYC Soviet Union Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, Chechens established a short-lived Caucasian Imamate which included parts of Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia; there was also secular pan-Caucasian Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus. Armstrong, Patrick. "Conflict in Chechnya: A Background Perspective." ''Journal of Conflict Studies.'' November 1999; Evangelista, Matthew. ''The Chechen Wars: Will Russia Go the Way of the Soviet Union?'' Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2003. ISBN 0-8157-2498-5; Dunlop, John B. ''Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict.'' Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-521-63184-X; Seely, Robert. ''Russo-Chechen Conflict, 1800–2000: A Deadly Embrace.'' Florence, Ky.: Routledge, 2000. ISBN 0-7146-4992-9. The Chechen states were opposed WikiPedia:Dagestan commons:Дагестан
. In 1929-30 he studied at the Central Musical Technical School in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), but dropped out due to health problems. He returned to Baku in 1931. Right after that he was sent to Dagestan where he met his future wife Həchər khanum. Hecher Khanum's family would not approve of the marriage. So she and Niyazi decided to run away and secretly married. They lived a very difficult yet fulfilling life. The great love of his wife gave him strengths to produce most of his
thumb 250px Cultural heritage monument in Dagestan (File:Гуниб.JPG) The '''Republic of Dagestan''' ( ; also spelled ''Daghestan'') is a federal subject (federal subjects of Russia) (a republic (republics of Russia)) of Russia, located in the North Caucasus region. Its capital (capital city) and largest city (types of inhabited localities in Russia) is Makhachkala, located at the center of Dagestan on the Caspian Sea.
With a population of 2,910,249,
Dagestan has been a scene of low-level Islamic insurgency, occasional outbreaks of separatism, ethnic tensions and terrorism since the 1990s. According to International Crisis Group, the militant Islamist organization Shariat Jamaat is responsible for much of the violence. Russia’s Dagestan: Conflict Causes. International Crisis Group Europe Report N°192. 3 June 2008. Access date: 07 April 2014. Much of the tension is rooted in an internal Islamic conflict between traditional Sufi (Sufiism) groups advocating secular government and more recently introduced Salafist (Salafism) teachers preaching the implementation of Sharia in Dagestan.