Digora, Russia


Digora (Digorsk. Digoræ, Ironsk. Dyguræ) is a city in the Republic of North Ossetia - Alania. It is the administrative center of the Digorsky district.



It was founded in 1852 as an Ossetian-Christian aul, which was named Volno-Christianovsky, later renamed into the village of Novokhristianovskoye, and then into Christianovskoye. In 1934 the village of Khristianovskoye was renamed to Digora. The name was given to the ethnonym: Digoron - one of the Ossetian subethnos - Digors.



The city is located on the left bank of the Ursdon River (left tributary of the Terek), 52 km northwest of Vladikavkaz. The architecture of the city consists of private rural houses, mostly one or two-storey buildings. The area of ​​the town of Digora is 9.19 km².



It was founded in 1852 by people from the villages of Kubatiev (Ursdon), Tuganov (Dur-Dur) and Kuskho-Maykho as aul Volno-Khristianovsky. (dig. Kiristong'u; iron. Chyristonkh'u).

The settlement of the aul began in the summer of 1852. The first settlers were peasants from the village of Dur-Dur and the village of Kuskha-Mayho. A total of 260 households were relocated.

Despite the fact that the village was considered Christian, individual clans and families continued to adhere to Islam.

At the end of the 19th century, revolutionary unrest often took place in the city.

In the summer of 1917, in the village of Khristianovskoye, the revolutionary-democratic party "Kermen" was organized, which in April 1918 merged with the Bolshevik Party. In this regard, the regional organization of the RCP (b) "Kermen" was formed.

On April 1, 1934, the All-Russian Central Executive Committee decided to rename the village of Magometanovskoye in the Digorsky district into the village of "Tskola" and the village of Khristianovskoye into the village of "Digora".

In the summer of 1964, the village of Khristianovskoye was renamed Digora, with the assignment of the status of a city.

On April 6, 2020, a rally was held in Digor against the self-isolation regime introduced in North Ossetia to combat the coronavirus infection COVID-19.



Statue of Jesus Christ with outstretched arms, a likeness of the famous figure in Rio de Janeiro.
The Walk of Fame, built in Digor in 2000 and reconstructed 14 years later;
Museum of Culture and Education;
House-Museum of Khazbi Uruimagov,
Tsagolov House Museum,
The statue of St. George the Victorious, a saint especially revered in North Ossetia.



The football club is Digora, which played in the third league of the PFL in 1996. Now he plays in the North Ossetian championship.
Since 2011, a youth freestyle wrestling tournament has been held in memory of Soltan Berdiev.



Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The service is conducted in the Ossetian language.



Secondary school-gymnasium No. 1,
Secondary school No. 2,
Secondary school No. 3,
Kindergartens “Alyonushka”, “Buratino”, “Thumbelina”, “Karapuz”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Smile”.
School of Music,
Patriotic Club "Rodina"
Children's and Youth Sports School named after. A. S. Fadzaeva
Children's and Youth Sports School of Digorsky District,
Wrestling Hall named after. Mikhail Bekmurzov,
Chess club named after. Boris Khutiev,
Orthodox Sunday school,