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Karachay-Cherkessia is one of Russia's most picturesque regions; it is conveniently located in the eastern part of the Caucasus Mountains and is similar in size to a small European country. This is mountainous oblast where people live close to the sky and have not lost the life-giving connection with nature. It is a curious area, where, just a few kilometers fr om the town center, you can travel back in time to a different era wh ere the moderate life style matches the spirit and age-old traditions of the mountain people.More about the region