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The Republic of Ingushetia is located on the northern slopes of the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains. This region is also sometimes called “the land of towers.”

The towers of Ingushetia are unique in its architecture and occupy an important place in the history of the Caucasus. Also they are remarkably scenic as you can see in this video.


Erzi translated from the Ingush means “eagle.” “In bad weather, when the entire lower part of the Armkhi valley is covered by clouds, the towers of Erzi resemble an eagle nest” writes in his book “In the country of towers and legends” the historian and ethnographer Batyr Malsagov.

The medieval tower complex Erzi, one of the largest tower complexes in Ingushetia, is located in the south of the republic, in Dzheyrakhsky district, opposite the village of Olgeti. Photos by: Vadim Razumov.

Tower Complex Erzi, Ingushetia, Russia, photo 1

fly over the ancient towers


Stolovaya is a flat mountain (3,003 meters) located on the border of the Republic of Ingushetia and the Republic of North Ossetia in the North Caucasus. In Russian the word “stol” means “table”.

This mountain, depicted on the state emblem of Ingushetia, is visible from Magas, the capital of Ingushetia, and Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia (also depicted on the emblem of Vladikavkaz). Stolovaya Mountain on Google Maps. Photos by: Timur Agirov.

Climbing Stolovaya Mountain, Caucasus, Russia, photo 1

climb to the top of Stolovaya Mountain

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An exciting walk to the far corners of the mountainous Ingushetia. You can see the unique symbiosis of majestic nature and ancient watchtowers.

Unfortunately, the North Caucasus region remains unsafe because of high level of terrorist activity, that’s why tourist trips there are very risky. Luckily, there are still people who can visit these beautiful places and take some pictures. Photos by Timur Agirov

Majestic landscapes of the mountain Ingushetia, Russia, photo 1

amazing scenery

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Ingushetia is located on the northern slopes of the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains. The length of the republic territory from north to south is 144 km, from west to east – 72 km.

Northern part of the republic has steppe relief, in the south – the terrain is mountainous, consisting of ridges separated by valleys and gorges. The highest point is Mount Shan (4500 meters).

The beautiful scenery of the mountain Ingushetia, Russia photo 1


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Beautiful views of the mountainous Ingushetia

Ingushetia Republic is located in the northern part of Big Caucasus range, part of North Caucasus Federal District. The length of the region from north to south is 144 km, from west to east – 72 km.

The northern part of the region has steppe terrain, the southern – the mountainous terrain, which consists of ridges separated by valleys and gorges (the Caucasus Mountains). The highest point of the region is Mount Shan (4500 meters). Ingushetia is known for its tower buildings – historical and architectural monuments. Photos by timag82

Mountainous Ingushetia, Russia view 1