Russia - Russian Caucasus (PDF Chapter)

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Russia - Russian Caucasus (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Russian Caucasus chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guide-book.

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 promenade of the post-Olympic Black Sea resort of Sochi
  • maps
  • soak up scenery and check out the ski slopes at Krasnaya Polyana
  • transport
  • walk in the footsteps of Stalin at the Soviet dictator’s former dacha, Zelenaya Roscha
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Kuban Steppe, Rostov-on-Don, Starocherkasskaya, Krasnodar, Black Sea Coast, Sochi, Adler, Krasnaya Polyana, Mineral Water Spas, Mineralnye Vody, Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk, Central Caucasus, Dombay & Teberda, Arkhyz, Nalchik, Elbrus Area.

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