Exploring Ancient Fossil Records in Dagestan

Exploring Ancient Fossil Records in Dagestan

Exploring Ancient Fossil Records in Dagestan Written by Corey Shepherd November 10, 2021 Streams and rivers without number cut through the ravines of Dagestan’s sharp mountain peaks. Crouching down next to any one of them, Omar Hapisov can lift a rock from the...
Dagestan’s Warrior Priest

Dagestan’s Warrior Priest

Dagestan’s Warrior PriestPeople Written by Corey Shepherd July 21, 2021 In the fall of 1832, a young solider suffered a bayonet wound to the chest and was nursed back to health by his wife in a mountain hideout. In later correspondence he would remember this time of...
Resurrecting a Balkar Culture Through Dance

Resurrecting a Balkar Culture Through Dance

Resurrecting a Balkar Culture Through Dance Written by Corey Shepherd July 9, 2021 Dating back as early as the 11th century, the Balkar people related to one another based on conduct codes called “adats.” According to ancient Balkar adats, young men were forbidden...
Wonders of the Steppe

Wonders of the Steppe

Wonders of the Steppe Written by Corey Shepherd May 24, 2021 Just before the Volga – Europe’s longest river – breaks apart into a thousand tributaries and discharges into the Caspian Sea, it flows past two of Russia’s most unusual geographic phenomen: Bogdo Mountain...
Wonders of the Steppe

Чудеса Cтепи

Чудеса Cтепи Written by Corey Shepherd May 23, 2021 Just before the Volga – Europe’s longest river – breaks apart into a thousand tributaries and discharges into the Caspian Sea, it flows past two of Russia’s most unusual geographic phenomen: Bogdo Mountain and its...