Only her close friends knew of the risks she faced working on long trips in conflict regions in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
And we will liberate Chechnya and the entire Caucasus, God willing.
Living as they do in the heart of the volatile Caucasus, Georgians are only too aware of the fires that surround them.
mountain range between Europe and the Middle East, from Latin Caucasus, from Greek kaukasis, said by Pliny ("Natural History," book six, chap. XVII) to be from a Scythian word similar to kroy-khasis, literally "(the mountain) ice-shining, white with snow." But possibly from a Pelasgian root *kau- meaning "mountain."
Note: Oil is its major resource. In World War II, the Germans tried to seize or neutralize this resource but were driven back by the Soviets.