Ust-Dzheguta is a city in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic. These are the administrative center of the Ust-Dzhegutinsky district.



The city is located on the right bank of the Kuban River, 8 km south of Cherkessk. In Ust-Dzhegut, the Big Stavropol Canal originates from the Kuban (it flows from the Ust-Dzheguta reservoir created on the river south of the city).

Ust-Dzheguta also includes the high-rise microdistrict "Moskovsky", built together with the greenhouse complex "Yuzhny" on the opposite, left bank of the river, south of the village of Kubina. At the same time, both the plant and the aul belong to the Abaza region of the republic.



It was founded in 1861 by Cossack settlers as the village of Ust-Dzhegutinskaya.

Since 1935 - the administrative center of the Ust-Dzhegutinsky region. In 1975, the village was transformed into a city of regional subordination Ust-Dzhegut.



Memorial of Glory
In the center of the city, in the park, there is the Glory Memorial Complex, dedicated to the soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War. It was originally opened on May 9, 1959 at the burial site of 15 residents of the village of Ust-Dzhegutinskaya and prisoners of the Red Army, who were shot on August 31, 1942 by the Nazi invaders. Among those shot were the chairman of the village council GD Andrienko, employees and senior staff of the Soviet institutions of the village (communication center, railway station, district financial department, passport office, police), residents of the village, collective farmers and activists. The monument included a sculpture of a soldier with a carbine, standing on the guard of honor, and next to him - a statue of the mourning mother of a deceased soldier.

In 1978, a new memorial complex was erected by the workers of SU-217, the Ust-Dzhegutinsky reinforced concrete plant, the Dzhegonas limestone quarry. It was created on donations from the labor collectives of the region, and subbotniks were held. A memorial plate with the names of the victims was erected, the Eternal Flame was lit. A sculptural composition by Lev Roberman was placed on two steles directed to the sky, which became the central monument of the complex.

On June 14, 1997, commemorative plaques made of black marble with the names of residents of the Ust-Dzhegutinsky region who died at the front were installed on the territory of the memorial (in total, 2541 residents of the region died during the war). Also, the memorial complex was supplemented by busts of Hero of the Soviet Union Kh. U. Bogatyrev and Heroes of the Russian Federation M. Ch. Gerbekov and Yu. K. Karaketov.



The city has the Dzheguta railway station - the terminal station on the line starting from the Nevinnomysskaya station (which, in turn, is located in Nevinnomyssk, the North Caucasian railway). There is currently no suburban passenger rail service. Earlier, until 2009, the commuter train Dzheguta-Nevinnomysskaya was running, then passenger transportation along the same route was carried out by RA2 rail buses. Non-stop carriages from Ust-Dzheguta, which had previously traveled to Moscow as part of long-distance train No. 061C Nalchik-Moscow (delivered to Nevinnomyssk using a commuter train), have been canceled.

The Sukhum Military Road passes through the city. Since August 2010, a bridge across the Kuban was being built within the city limits, in order to transfer traffic from the dam of the Ust-Dzhegutinsky reservoir to it upon completion of construction, which blocks the river, and to reconstruct the dam itself. At the end of 2012, the bridge was put into operation, becoming the largest overpass bridge in the North Caucasus.