Come to Agul to Make Life-Long Friends

Come to Agul to Make Life-Long Friends

Come to Agul to Make Life-Long Friends Written by Illias Burkarov December 9, 2021 Stories about Dagestani hospitality can sometimes seem too pretentious. The picture is sometimes painted of locals always ready to receive unknown travelers seems too good to be true....
Village Above the Clouds

Village Above the Clouds

Village Above the Clouds Written by Illias Burkarov October 5, 2021 Kurush, located in southern Dagestan, Russia, is the highest inhabited point in Europe. Its elevation is 2560 meters above sea level. Water boils here at 90 degrees Celsius. The air, however, is still...
Preserving Culture Far from Home

Preserving Culture Far from Home

Preserving Culture Far from Home Written by Illias Burkarov with an Introduction by Corey Shepherd September 8, 2021 Some eight-plus years ago when I couldn’t speak Russian, Illias and I became friends on the strength of his English language skills and our shared...