Cossacks, World War II, “Edelweiss”.
This region has always had a reputation as the place where the war. Beautiful nature, rich history.
It is believed that the Caucasus – a dangerous place for foreign travelers. Here, allegedly kidnapped foreigners and are acts of terrorism. This is not true.
Foreigners do not understand that the territory of the Caucasus – a very large and diverse. There are a dangerous places, where it is not recommended to go for the foreigners, such as Chechnya. There are safer places that have traditionally been the most popular tourist destinations. These places include Mount Elbrus. The local administration, local residents and representatives of the local tourism industry are doing everything to these places were no more dangerous than any major city in Europe.
The Caucasus mountains region is worth a little risk and to come here, of course, accompanied by the best guides. Beautiful nature, the old buildings. The Culture, folklore and national characteristics of the Caucasian peoples deserve extraordinary journey. These places are also closely connected with the history of the Second World War. Hitler sent an elite mountain troops., The operation “Edelweiss” for participation in which was a special difference in the form of a flower on the cap. For the taking of Mount Elbrus acted special mountain team hoisted the Nazi flag there.
To understand the reasons for cooperation of local inhabitants of the Caucasus with the Nazis, it is necessary to study the events of the civil war in Russia. Soviet authorities long destroy national culture, and fought against religion, especially against Islam and Orthodoxy. That is why many locals collaborated with the occupation regime of the Germans. For this collaboration, Stalin conducted mass deportations of many peoples of the Caucasus, which has implications far. The history of Russia is a very complex and contradictory. History of the Caucasus is even more complex and interesting.
This region is well worth the visit it for 1-3 days and learn more about the culture, history and traditions of the Caucasus and the history of World War II in an operation “Edelweiss”.
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