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Photo of Vladikavkaz cathedral mosque in 1912.
Photo of Vladikavkaz cathedral mosque in 1912.

Vladikavkaz (Ossetian: Дзæуджыхъæу; Russian: Владикавка́з) is the capital of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Russia. It is situated in the south-east of the republic at the foothills of the Caucasus mountains, situated on the Terek River. Its population, which mostly consists of Ossetians, Russians, Armenians and Georgians, is around 312,000 (as of 2001) Image File history File links View of Vladikavkaz mosque, demolished by Soviet authorities. ... Image File history File links View of Vladikavkaz mosque, demolished by Soviet authorities. ... A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... Ossetic or Ossetian is an Iranian language spoken on the slopes of the Caucasus mountains on the borders of Russia and Georgia. ... The Republic of North Ossetia-Alania (Russian: Респу́блика Се́верная Осе́тия-Ала́ния; Ossetic: Цæгат Ирыстоны Аланийы Республикæ) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic). ... The Caucasus , a region boardering Asia Minor, is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which includes the Caucasus mountains and surrounding lowlands. ... The Terek (Те́рек) is a major river in the Northern Caucasus, flowing through Georgia and Russia into the Caspian Sea. ... Map of Ossetia Ossetia is a region in the northern Caucasus Mountains, inhabited by the Ossetians. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous...


The city was founded in 1784 as a fortress during the Russian conquest of the Caucasus and was for many years the main Russian military base in the region. The Georgian Military Highway, crossing the mountains, was constructed in 1799 to link the city with Georgia to the south, and in 1875 a railway was built to connect it to Rostov-on-Don and Baku in Azerbaijan. Vladikavkaz has become an important industrial centre for the region, with smelting, refining, chemicals and manufacturing industries. 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Georgian Military Road (Военно-Грузинская дорога in Russian, or Voyenno-Gruzinskaya doroga) is a historic name of the main route through the Caucasus from Georgia to Russia. ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Central market and Church in Rostov. ... Baku (or Bakı [Baky]) pronounced ba-KEY, Баку or Bakı in Azeri, باکو (Baku) in Persian) is the capital of Azerbaijan. ...


From 1931 to 1944 and from 1954 to 1990 its name was Ordzhonikidze (Орджоники́дзе) (after Sergo Ordzhonikidze, a Georgian Bolshevik), and from 1944 to 1954 it was called Dzaudzhikau (Дзауджика́у). Vladikavkaz resumed its old name, which means "Queen of the Caucasus", shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union. 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1954 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bolshevik Party Meeting. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1954 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Vladikavkaz was fought over in both the Russian Civil War and Second World War. In February 1919, the anti-Communist Volunteer Army under General Anton Ivanovich Denikin seized the city, before being expelled by the Red Army in March 1920. In November 1942, the forces of Nazi Germany tried unsuccessfully to seize the city but were repelled. This marked the most easterly point ever reached by Nazi forces. The Russian Civil War was fought between 1918 and 1922. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Volunteer Army (Добровольческая армия in Russian, or Dobrovolcheskaya armiya) was a counterrevolutionary army in South Russia during the Russian Civil War of 1918-1920. ... Anton Denikin on the day of his resignation in 1920 Anton Ivanovich Denikin (Анто́н Ива́нович Дени́кин) (December 16, 1872 - August 8, 1947) was a Russian army officer before and during World War I. Following the Russian Revolution he was part of the counter-revolutionary White Russian forces in the civil... Red Army flag The short forms Red Army and RKKA refer to the Workers and Peasants Red Army, (Рабоче-Крестьянская Красная Армия - Raboche-Krestyanskaya Krasnaya Armiya in Russian), the armed forces organised by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War in 1918. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1942 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ...


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Vladikavkaz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (324 words)
Vladikavkaz (Russian: Владикавка́з; Ossetian: Дзæуджыхъæу) is the capital of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Russia.
The Georgian Military Highway, crossing the mountains, was constructed in 1799 to link the city with Georgia to the south, and in 1875 a railway was built to connect it to Rostov-on-Don and Baku in Azerbaijan.
Vladikavkaz resumed its old name, which means "Ruler of the Caucasus", shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union.
Vladikavkaz - LoveToKnow 1911 (151 words)
VLADIKAVKAZ, a town and fortress of Russia in northern Caucasia, the capital of the province of Terek.
It stands on a plateau, at an altitude of 2345 ft., on both banks of the Terek, where that river issues from the Darial gorge.
Moreover, a line of railway, running eastwards to the Caspian ports of Petrovsk and Baku, connects Vladikavkaz, or rather the station Beslan, 14 m.
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