Russia - Russian Caucasus (Chapter)
This is the Russian Caucasus chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guidebook.
For most Russians, the word Caucasus summons up images of fiery mountain folk, the high-tempo lezginka dance and the troubled history of volatile regions such as Chechnya. But there’s more to this ethnically rich region than the stereotypes and the horror stories.
- stroll along the lively promenade of post-Olympic Sochi
- check out the Olympic ski slopes at Krasnaya Polyana’s resorts
- walk in the footsteps of Stalin at the Soviet dictator’s former dacha, Zelenaya Roscha
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Kuban Steppe, Rostov-on-Don, Around Rostov, Krasnodar, Black Sea Coast, Sochi and Around, Mineral Water Spas, Mineralnye Vody, Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk, Central Caucasus, Dombay & Teberda, Arkhyz, Nalchik, Elbrus Area, When to Go, History, Sights & Activities, Sleeping, Eating & Drinking, Tours, Festivals & Events, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Drinking and Shopping.
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