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 (sər-kăsh′ə, -ē-ə)
A historical region of southwest Russia on the northeast coast of the Black Sea north of the Caucasus Mountains. It was ceded to Russia by the Ottoman Turks in 1829.


(Placename) a region of S Russia, on the Black Sea north of the Caucasus Mountains


(sərˈkæʃ ə, -i ə)

a region in the S Russian Federation in Europe bordering on the NE coast of the Black Sea.
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Back in Russia they are deployed to Karachay- Cherkessia Republic located in the North Caucasus area of southern European Russia.
Fatigue set in among ordinary Chechens themselves, even as the newly proclaimed emirate was divided into the six principle vilayats (provinces) of Dagestan, Nokhchiycho (Chechnya), Ghalghaycho (Ingushetia) (14) United Vilayat of Kabardia, Balkaria, and Karachai, Nogai Steppe, and Cherkessia.
Cherkessia during the political power struggle in 1998-99 between the Karachay and Circassians.