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Almost all Alans are tall and handsome, with a moderately fair hair, they are afraid of tight-threatening gaze of his eyes, very mobile, due to ease of weapons, and in all similar to the Huns, only c milder and more civilized way of life ... happy to have them (the Alans - AG) is the one who dies in battle, and those that survive to old age and die a natural death, they have pursued brutal jeers as degenerates and cowards ... Oh, if we had to starve, and meet with difficulties and dangers! All you got it without much work, not connected to the dangers, they were disgusting, they are looking for such adventures, in which they could have been in the full extent to show their prowess and strength
It is useful in this regard would be to say that a recent study of British geneticists have shown that the Ossetian-Digorians have no connection with the ethnic Ossetians, Ironians and especially with the South Ossetians. In turn Digorians closest to Balkars. Balkar timers emphasize that Balkars and Digorians - this is one nation and another at the beginning of the XIX century. Digorians spoke a dialect of the upper-Balkar Karachay-Balkar language that stated at the time, and researchers who visited Digoria.
The situation with development of Islam and with increasing number of religious communities in Karachai-Chirkessia is quite controversial. In each region the situation depends on several problems and factors that define contemporary Islam and Muslim in the republic. In order to understand the situation we interview Islamic leaders of key regions and settlements.
Author: Ragozina Sofya. Political history of Karachaevo-Chirkassia is divided into four phases: “V.I. Hubiev: 30 years in power and delegating of soviet heritage (1979 - 1999)”, “”General-President” V. Semenov – ineffective model army government (1999 - 2003)”, “Mustafa Batdiev – “every for ones, nothing for others” (September 2003 – August 2008)” and “Boris Ebzeev – strange among owns (2008 - 2010)”.
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