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Backpacking and hitchhiking in the Caucasus The Caucasus is one of the friendliest, most stunning and culturally one of the most diverse places we have ever been to.
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These were soon swallowed up by various Iranian empires, including the Media and Achaemenid Empires, and subsequently the Parthia, and Sassanid Empires.
Christian Kingdoms Around A. Christianity began to overtake Zoroastrianism as the dominant religion in the region and the Christian kingdoms of Armenia, the Georgia n kingdom of Kartli and the Albania tribe in modern day Azerbaijan embraced the new religion. Armenia became the first country in the world to establish Christianity as its state religion in AD.
Arrival of Islam Following the Muslim conquest of Persia in 7th century, the region came under the rule of the Arabs, and the Emirates of Tbilisi and later Armenia were formed. It was during this time that the first Armenian diaspora left their homeland in opposition to the Muslim conversion, as well as the introduction of Islam to Azerbaijan: Foreign Invaders The next invading force to sweep across the Caucasus in the 13th century were the Mongol hordes, quickly followed by their ruthless descendent — the Asian conqueror Timur Tamarand.
The newly resurgent Ottoman Turks, fresh from the conquest of Constantinople, were next to gain control, claiming over half of Georgia, and all of Armenia most of which it would keep to the present day.
Russia arrives The great push south, which had been instigated by Russia in the early 18th century, soon saw the lands of Georgia, Azerbaijan and the Armenian parts not under Ottoman control incorporated into the Russian empire.
The people of Georgia and Armenia, then predominantly Christian, accepted Russian hegemony as the lesser of two evils, offering protection from Turkish persecution.
In Azerbaijan, Dagestan, and the historic region of Circassia where the people were largely Muslim, the bitter fight against Russian penetration continued for a good many years. Russian Revolution Following the Russian Revolution ofTrancaucasia declared independence from Moscow, both ethnic and religious differences saw it split into 3 republics: The region was subsequently invaded by Turkish armies but they were sent packing by a south-marching Red Army and the states were again thrown into an uneasy union, the Transcaucasian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic.
Independence After the collapse of the Soviet Union inGeorgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia became independent states. Since then, the Caucasus region has been subject to various territorial disputes, leading to the Nagorno-Karabakh War —the Ossetian-Ingush conflict —the War in Abkhazia —93the First Chechen War —the Second Chechen War —and the South Ossetia War.
There are many Turkish and Persian influences present in the region, with meals typically coming in small portions spread across a number of dishes.
Ingredients tend to be locally produced and common elements often include lamb, aubergine, and savoury herbs. Grilled skewered meat is particularly popular and is known as khorovats in Armenia, kebap in Azerbaijan, and mtsvadi in Georgia. The most common drink in the Caucasus is coffee, normally prepared in the Turkish style, but there are also a number of very interesting local tipples to try.
Food in Armenia is based around the ever present lamb, either as grilled shashlik which is then served with flat bread, or in soup there are many varieties, but bozbash is very popular or as a stew, often combined with fruit and nuts.East Africa. Most come for Safari or Kilimanjaro.
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