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Maykop

Maykop

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Maykop

Maykop (Adyg. Miyukuape - the valley of apple trees) is a city in Russia, the capital of the Republic of Adygea. The administrative center of the urban district is the city of Maykop, established in the territory of the administrative-territorial unit of the Maikop Republican urban district.

 

The first mention of the Adyghey toponym Maikop (Miyukuape), the Maikop heights, the Maikop gorge in Russian documents of the times of the Caucasian war dates back to 1810. In January-February 1810, a detachment under the command of the General of Infantry S. A. Bulgakov made an expedition to the lands of Temirgoevs, Abadzekhs, Egeruhaevts, Mahoshevtsev in the valleys of the rivers Laba, Shihugasche (Belaya) and Kurdzhips.

 

 

 

History of Maykop

The early Bronze Age Maykop culture has been named after the city after the discovery of a royal burial site there in 1897.

A Russian military fort was built at Maykop in 1857.

In 1911, oil deposits were discovered in the vicinity of Maykop.

In 1936, Maykop and the surrounding region was merged with Adyghe Autonomous Oblast, and became the administrative centre of the autonomy. Maykop was occupied by the Wehrmacht on August 9, 1942 without a fight as a result of Brandenburger commando operation. In January 1943, it was liberated by the Transcaucasian Front of the Red Army.

Since 1991, Maykop has been the capital of the Republic of Adygea in the Russian Federation.

 

 

 


 

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Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips