Wild Frontiers of North Caucasus (Abkhazia, Ossetia, Chechnya, Dagestan & many more)
The Northern Caucasus is northern part of the Caucasus region between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea and within European Russia. North Caucasus, historically one of the hottest spots of the world, the land of famous warriors and strange archaic traditions, is turning to peace now. And we are going to explore it in the most beautiful time, when summer turns to autumn. That is time of weddings, red-yellow-green forests and abundant tables. We’ll visit Abkhazia, a partially recognized country, which was the pearl of Georgia in the Soviet period and also most of the other North Caucasian republics, including Chechnya and Dagestan.
We’ll move from developed West to wild East: from subtropical Abkhazia boasting treasures from so many historical periods (from Stone Age to Soviet era) to once again rising from the ashes, and the wine region of Anapa valley and further to Kabardian’s, where the secrets of medieval martial arts are kept with Ossetia’s pagans. And we’ll finish our expedition in the Muslim republics of Ingushetia, Chechnya and Dagestan - the true treasures of Caucasus, keeping their ancient ways of life even on the streets of their modern cities.
So join us on this exploratory journey marveling at isolated villages, deserted orthodox monasteries, cultures that have survived centuries without outside influence and some majestic landscapes.