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 (dä′gĭ-stän′, dăg′ĭ-stăn′)
An autonomous republic of southwest Russia bordering on the Caspian Sea. It was ceded to Russia by Persia in 1813.

Da′ge·sta′ni (-stä′nē, -stăn′ē) adj. & n.
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(ˌdɑ gəˈstɑn, ˌdæg əˈstæn)

an autonomous republic in the SW Russian Federation on the W shore of the Caspian Sea. 1,800,000; 19,421 sq. mi. (50,300 sq. km). Cap.: Makhachkala. Formerly, Dagestan′ Auton′omous So′viet So′cialist Repub′lic.
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Russian top-flight side Anzhi Makhachkala, the former club of Samuel Eto'o and Roberto Carlos, is on the verge of collapse, manager Magomed Adiyev has told reporters.The coach appealed to officials to help the club based in Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan avoid bankruptcy, as they suffer from serious financial troubles.
A meeting was held at the Baku City Executive Power between the Mayor of Baku Eldar Azizov and a delegation from the Russian cities of Derbent (of Republic of Dagestan) and Magas (of Republic of Ingushetia), Trend reports.
In his remote village of Chakhchakh in the southern Russian region of Dagestan, Balikhanov is one of the few to continue a tradition of tightrope walking that dates back hundreds of years.
Russia said on Saturday it had killed nine militants who had been plotting a terrorist act in the volatile Dagestan region in the south of the country.
MOSCOW, Feb 18 (KUNA) -- At least five people were killed on Sunday in an attack carried out by a gunman in Russia's southern province of Dagestan. A gunman shot into a crowd of people leaving a church, killing five and injuring at least four others, Russian news agency "Interfax" reported, citing security sources.
A GUNMAN has opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in Russia's Dagestan region, killing four people and wounding four others.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned an armed attack by the ISIL terrorist group on a church in the Dagestan Republic of the Russian Federation which left several people dead and many others wounded.
MAKHACHKALA, Russia -- A gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in Russia's Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others, then was shot and killed by police, authorities say.
Summary: Moscow [Russia], Feb 19 (ANI): The perpetrator of the deadly shooting at a church in Russia's Kizlyar town in Dagestan, has been identified as a 22-year-old resident of the region, Khalil Khalilov.
The mayor of the capital city of Dagestan, the turbulent Russian province in the North Caucasus, has been arrested on charges of murder.