Caucasus Mountains


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Caucasus Mountains

A range running about 800 km (500 mi) southeast from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, dividing Russia from Georgia and Azerbaijan. Mount Elbrus, 5,642 m (18,510 ft), is the highest elevation.
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Noun1.Caucasus Mountains - the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and AsiaCaucasus Mountains - the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia
Caucasia, Caucasus - a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource
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Chechnya, a republic in southwestern Russia, in the Caucasus Mountains region has been the hub of an Islamist insurgency, with severe clashes between rebels and security forces throughout the years.
Many ofthe country's hazelnut orchards are situated in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains in the regions of Gakh, Zagatalaand Balakan.
The small republic of Dagestan in the Caucasus mountains borders Chechnya, where Moscow has led two wars against separatists and radical religious groups since the 1991 Soviet collapse and which has seen a large number of people joining the ISIL.
The small republic in the Caucasus mountains borders Chechnya, where Moscow has led two wars against separatists and radical religious groups since the 1991 Soviet collapse and which has seen a large number of people join Islamic State.
The only other comparable event scientists have recorded was the 2002 collapse of the Kolka glacier in the Caucasus Mountains.
SOCHI: You've got the beach, a race track and an ice rink, and it's only an hour to the ski resorts and the stunning scenery of the Caucasus Mountains.
Ancient, enigmatic Georgia, enviably positioned between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, lays claim to one of history's greatest civilizing feats: the first domestication of wild grapes more than five thousand years ago.
We were attempting to find a road that would enable us to successfully drive between the settlements of Gomismta and Bakhmaro in the eastern regions of the Lesser Caucasus mountains in Georgia.
Krasnodar is north of the Caucasus Mountains on a point of land that is directly to the east of the Crimean peninsula.
She then climbed Mount Elbrus, part of the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia and the highest peak in Europe at 5,642 metres and she reached the Base Camp of Mount Everest in Nepal at 5,335 metres.
The 5,642-metre peak, the highest in Europe, is in the Caucasus Mountains, which is one of the most rugged mountain ranges in the world, and one of the Seven Summits - the highest mountains in each of the continents.
My favorites were always about the Caucasus Mountains and tur hunting.