15 November 1998 Makhachkala–Marked by rampant crime, the North Caucasus, in the Soviet times famous for its mountain ski resorts, is emerging as the Sicily of the new Russia. Landlocked in the rugged terrain of Asiatic Russia, the region is marked by the stern, austere beauty of the Caucasus mountains. In Soviet times, the region […]

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