[dah-guh-stahn, dag-uh-stan; Russian duh-gyi-stahn]
- an autonomous republic in the SW Russian Federation on the W shore of the Caspian Sea. 19,421 sq. mi. (50,300 sq. km). Capital: Makhachkala.Formerly Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
- a closely woven carpet of this region having a floral design and a zigzag border, usually in pastel shades.
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The Vilayat Dagestan issued a quasi-denial in the wake of the attack.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder brother, is known to have traveled to Dagestan for several months in 2012.
But in 1991, as the former Soviet Union broke apart, Chechnya and Dagestan declared their independence from Moscow.Up To Speed: 4 Things To Know About The Russia Bombings
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Dagestan, the biggest and most populated republic of the North Caucasus, is a place where insurgents often strike.
Last year militants killed 62 security officials in Dagestan; this year another 34 officials have died in various attacks.
It was Peter the Great who, in 1722, invaded Dagestan and seized the greater part of this territory.The Story of Russia
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