I've certainly heard of the Northern Caucasus, but I must admit that I don't know that much about the region. In fact, I discovered that I had originally misspelled "Caucasus." I guess that I need to take the advice of several of my former English teachers: "If you don't know how to spell a word, or if you read a word and don't know what it means, look it up." So, if you aren't overly familiar with the Northern Caucasus, I encourage you to join me online or at a local library and "look it up." Then, listen to this Footsteps feature from Felix Widmer.
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(Photo of Felix Widmer, TWR's international director for Europe)