The name of the republic of Dagestan means “mountainous country.” It is an amazing region, where you can find real tropics, and silent sand dunes, and reservoirs with water of heavenly color. Those same inspiring landscapes from the lines of Lermontov and Tolstoy. About half of Dagestan’s territory is mountainous. They still grow about 1.5 cm each year. The southernmost region of Russia, whose history goes back far, far into the Stone Age. Today Dagestan has become one of the world’s centers of street art, where local artists through modern art carefully continue the ancient traditions. A place that surprises: on the shore of the Caspian Sea stands a military object – a huge screen plane “Lun”, and in the center of Derbent – a majestic ancient citadel. Dagestan is sure to please those who love adventure and mountain walking. Pristine nature, food that surprises with its variety, and people who are very genuinely happy to see you – that’s why we go to Dagestan. Here you don’t need to hurry, but to leisurely contemplate the mountain scenery, being filled with its silent power.
— why a huge ship with wings is standing right on the shore of the Caspian Sea;
— the depths of the deepest canyon in Eurasia;
— where the iconic scenes of “The White Sun of the Desert” were filmed;
— what beauty Dumas and Lermontov wrote about in their works;
— how do people live in the world’s highest mountain city;
— what is the taste of the famous Dagestan Nutella.