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Description of Magas
Magas is a city in the south of Russia, the
capital of the Republic of Ingushetia. One of the few in recent
decades, cities of the world, specifically founded as the capital.
The smallest and youngest settlement, which is the administrative
center of the subject of the Russian Federation. The city of
republican significance, which forms the city of the same name of
the city of Magas with the status of the city district as the only
settlement in its composition. The city has Moscow time. The time
zone is UTC + 3.
History of Magas
The Republic of Ingushetia came into existence in 1992, having
been split from the Chechen–Ingush ASSR. Nazran, the largest of
three towns of the new republic, was made a temporary capital.
In 1995, President Ruslan Aushev founded Magas just a few
kilometers south of Nazran, naming it after the medieval city of
Maghas. The new town was supposed to serve purely for administrative