The word Dagestan is of Turkish and Persian origin, directly translating to "Land of the Mountains." The Turkish word dağ means "mountain", and the Persian suffix -stan means "land". Some areas of Dagestan were known as Lekia, Avaria and Tarki at various times.... read more ›
MAKHACHKALA, Russia — Dagestan, a mostly Muslim region in the south of Russia on the northwest coast of the Caspian Sea, is known for the stark beauty of its mountain landscapes, for its many small ethnic groups, for a violent and long-simmering Islamist insurgency — and for its wrestlers.... see details ›
Dagestan, which means “mountain country,” was penetrated by Russians as early as the 15th century. Following an agreement between Russia and Iran, the region was annexed by Russia in 1813; control over the area was completed in 1877. In 1921, following the Russian Civil War, it became an autonomous republic.... read more ›
The peoples of Dagestan are predominantly Muslim. This religious unity has contributed to the peaceful coexistence of the various ethnic groups in Dagestan. Dagestan is an important center of Islam in the Caucasus and former Soviet Union.... view details ›
Dagestani Russian (Russian: Дагестанский русский) is a regional variety of the Russian language spoken in Dagestan, a constituent republic of the Russian Federation, and some of the neighboring regions including Astrakhan Oblast and Kalmykia.... continue reading ›
|Date||7 August – 14 September 1999 (1 month and 1 week)|
|Result||Russian victory The militants seized 12 mountain villages in the districts of Tsumadi and Botlikh The federal side regained control over all villages and pushed the militants back to Chechnya Start of the Second Chechen War|
- Abdulkhakim Ismailov (1916–2010), World War II soldier. ...
- Abdullah ad-Daghestani (1891–1973), Sheikh of the Naqshbandi-Haqqani Sufi order.
- Gasret Aliev (1922–1981), soldier, awarded "Hero of Soviet Union" medal.
1) What are Chechnya and Dagestan? The most basic answer is that they're two federal subdivisions of Russia, both in the country's far southwest. They're small, mountainous, predominantly Muslim and have been marked by years of conflict and independence movements.... read more ›
Chechnya and Dagestan are NOT the same place.
Both are republics within Russia in the Northern Caucasus regions, south of Moscow and north of Georgia (Pictures to come later). To reiterate: these are two separate territories, with many different conflicts, insurgencies and militant groups.... see details ›
|Born||Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov 20 September 1988 Sildi, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Sildi, Dagestan, Russia)|