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Kabardino-Balkar Republic
Kabardino-Balkar Republic was established in January, 1991. Nalchik is the administrative center of the republic. Its territory covers 12470 square kilometers: 100 km from the north to the south and 175 km from the west to the east. According to the Population Census of 2002 the population of the republic is 902 thousand people. Kabardino-Balkaria is a multinational republic, represented by more than 100 ethnic groups. Read more...

The capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, the city of Nalchik is in the center of the republic. It is situated at an altitude of 450-600 meters above the sea level, in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains. According to the majority of scientists the city is named after the Nalchik River, on the shores of which it is located. Read more...

Russia and Kabardino-Balkaria: 450 years of history
Geopolitical conditions that were shaped after the fall of  the Golden Horde as well as reinforcement of political positions of Muscovy, Ottoman Empire, Persia, Crimean Khanate and Great Lithuanian Princedom were the basis for the rapprochement of Russia and Kabarda.
Turkey, Persia, and the Crimean Khanate began active attacks of the North Caucasus in the XVI century. To guard against them the first adyg embassadors  in Moscow announced in 1552 about their wish to ally with Russia. Read more...



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