Black Sea & Caucasus Mountains

The Black Sea is bounded by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus and is ultimately connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas and various straits. The Caucasus Mountains are a mountain system in Eurasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the Caucasus region. 5.0/5

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View from of the Caucasus Mountains, looking southeast from the Caspian to the Black Sea.
Naval invasion across the Black Sea, or by land across Georgia & the Caucasus Mountains? Good luck, either way.
Lotta is in a country located in the Caucasus mountains that borders the Black Sea. Can you guess where she is?
The Caucasus Mountains are a 1,200 kilometer long mountain system between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
Sochi Olympics kick off with grand opening Music, dance and plenty of Russian bravado unleashed the ultimate achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia on Friday — a Winter Olympics to showcase the best athletes on ice and snow that the world has to offer The opening ceremony on the edge of the Black Sea and subsequent games are Russia's chance to tell its story of post-Soviet resurrection to the world, and dispel the anger, fear and suspicion that has marred the buildup to these most expensive Olympics ever. Just after the sun set over the Caucasus Mountains and along the seashore just outside Fisht Stadium in the wet-paint-fresh Olympic Park, Russian TV star Yana Churikova shouted to a crowd still taking their seats: "Welcome to the center of the universe!" For the next two weeks, it certainly is for the 3,000 athletes who will compete in 98 events, more people and contests than ever at the Winter Games. American snowboarder Shaun White is certain to wow crowds in the Krasnaya Polyana resort halfpipe. On ...
All along the stretch of the Black Sea coast, houses have been pulled down and thousands of people resettled in the Olympic building boom that has overtaken the city of 340,000 people in the shadow of the Caucasus Mountains. For President Vladimir Putin, the Games are a prestige project that will allow him to showcase Russia's ability to organise major events and boost its international image. He regards the event as an important element of his new presidential term as well as a chance for the country, which will also host the 2018 World Cup soccer finals, to show off its sporting prowess.
Sochi is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. The Greater Sochi area, which includes territories and localities subordinated to Sochi proper, has a total area of 3,526 square kilometers (1,361 sq mi) and sprawls for 145 kilometers (90 mi) along the shores of the Black Sea near the Caucasus Mountains.[citation needed] The area of the city proper is 176.77 square kilometers (68.25 sq mi). According to the 2010 Census, the city had a permanent population of 343,334, up from 328,809 recorded in the 2002 Census, making it Russia's largest resort city. It is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters. With the alpine and Nordic events held at the nearby ski resort of Roza Khutor in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi hosts the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014, as well as the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix from 2014 until at least 2020, subject to ...
Less than a week away from the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia... Situated along the shores of the Black Sea and next to the Caucasus Mountains, Sochi has more of a subtropical climate, unlike the rest of the country.
Sochi is located in southwest Russia, where the Caucasus Mountains meet the Black Sea, about 1000 miles south of Moscow, near the border with Georgia. (Georgia hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics, but that was an entirely different Georgia. :) ) The greater Sochi area has a population of around 400,000 people. With average February high temperatures of 50° F (10° C) and lows of 38° F (3° C), Sochi is the warmest location ever for a Winter Games. (That is 2-4 degrees warmer than Vancouver.)
Sochi games: Georgia protests as Russia expands border zone Georgia has protested after Russia temporarily expanded its Olympic security zone into the breakaway Georgian territory of Abkhazia. It said Russia had created the new zone, 11km (seven miles) inside Abkhazia, for the duration of the Winter Olympic Games in nearby Sochi. The Georgian government expressed "deep concern" over the "illegal expansion". Russia is one of the few countries to recognise Abkhazia as a sovereign state since it broke away from Georgia. It is conducting the biggest security operation in the history of the Olympics for Sochi, which is less than 40km along the Black Sea coast from Abkhazia. The main threat of terrorist attack is seen as coming from Islamist militants based in the Caucasus Mountains. Abkhaz security forces will patrol the new border zone and local residents will have to carry ID cards at all time. Abkhazia and fellow breakaway Georgian region South Ossetia receive financial support from Moscow and are under Rus ...
"Israel's Lost Tribes" As Israel left the Caucasus Mountains and migrated into Europe, and to North America, they became known as Caucasians. If you are a Caucasian you are also an Israelite, according to Noah Webster and the Holy Bible. The Webster Encyclopedia of Dictionaries (Copyright 1958, Literary Press, p.64) says "Caucasian" pertains to the white race originating from the Caucasus Mountains near the Black Sea. The Holy Bible states that the House of Israel would be scattered north of the river Euphrates (I Kings 14:15). This promise was fulfilled when, from 745-721 B.C., all ten tribes were taken captive and driven by the Assyrians into the Caucasus region between the Black and Caspian Seas (II Kings 17:6 ; 18:9-11). Hosea 2:6 says, "...I will hedge up they way with thorns, and make a wall that she shall not find her paths." In this wasn't God was making it clear that the Israelites were not to return to Palestine? The United States in Prophecy Are the people of the United States, the British Nati ...
Well done, Georgia. "Georgia is currently untouched by mass tourism, but things are changing, so go now to enjoy the unspoiled hiking in the Caucasus mountains, the historic taverns of Tbilisi, the Black Sea resort of Batumi and the gorgeous old towns of Svaneti and Kazbegi."
RUSSIA BOMBING OVER AND OVER – (Chuck Missler) The attack on Sunday was not enough. The day after 17 died from an explosion in Volgograd’s train station, another bomb on a No.15 trolleybus killed 14 people and injured 41 others as the trolley passed a market. Five weeks before the 2014 Winter Olympics open in Sochi on the Black Sea, the town of Volgograd is getting slammed by terrorists who want, if nothing more, to destroy Russia’s chance to throw a winter party for the world. And even while Russia flashes an occasional smile at the West, the deeply entrenched distrust between Moscow and Washington continues. The Olympics are coming to Russia February 7th–23rd, the biggest show on earth with all the international distinction and honor and revenue that hang on the games’ shoulders. Moscow wants the event to go off beautifully, to show the world that Russia can have a pretty face after all. Sochi is a comfortable resort town on the Black Sea on the western side of the Caucasus Mountains. Its weat ...
Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.[2] Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are somewhat arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term "continent" can incorporate cultural and political elements. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi) or 2% of the Earth's surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe's approximately 50 countries, Russia is by far the largest by both area and population, taking up 40% of the continent (although t ...
The Caucasus, also Caucus or Caucasian, is a region at the border of Europe and Asia, situated between the Black and the Caspian Seas. The northern portion of the Caucasus is known as the Caucasus and the southern portion as the Transcaucasia. The Caucasus contains the larger majority of the Greater Caucasus Mountain range, also known as the Major Caucasus mountains. It includes Southwestern Russia and northern parts of Georgia and Azerbaijan. The Transcaucasia is bordered on the north by Russia, on the west by the Black Sea and Turkey, on the east by the Caspian Sea, and on the south by Iran. It includes the Caucasus Mountains and surrounding lowlands. All of Armenia, Azerbaijan (excluding the northern parts) and Georgia (excluding the northern parts) are in South Caucasus.
The wild grapevine was most likely domesticated in Eurasia's Caucasus Mountains between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
On this day in 1915, World War I, the first naval attack on the Dardanelles begins when a strong Anglo-French task force bombards Ottoman artillery along the coast of Gallipoli. Closure of the Dardanelles In October 1914, the Ottomans closed the Dardanelles to Allied shipping. This followed an incident on 27 September, when the British Dardanelles squadron had seized an Ottoman torpedo boat. The actual decision to close the strait seems to have been taken by German military advisors stationed in the Dardanelles without reference to the Ottoman government. On 28 October, the Ottoman fleet, led by Goeben, began raiding Russian assets in the Black Sea. Odessa and Sevastopol were bombarded, a minelayer and gunboat were sunk. The real aim of the attack—putting the Russian Black Sea fleet out of commission—was not accomplished. Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire on 2 November, and the British followed suit on 6 November. An unsuccessful Ottoman attack on Russia through the Caucasus Mountains was laun ...
Georgia — An Exciting New European Destination 2013 Tours American Georgian Travel Group's 2013 tours are forming for June, July, September and October. Visit Late Middle Ages settlements in the breathtaking Caucasus Mountains, the Black Sea and lush vineyards. For travelers interested in a cultural and culinary experience Georgia is the country for you! Tour Dates: June 06-16, 2013 July 11-22 , 2013 September 12-23, 2013 October 03-14, 2013 * Note all tours start on a Thursday and end on a Monday.
Interesting study I found tonight about the Celtic/Caucasian origins of our people, the Southerners. We of course came from Celtic stock (screaming when going into battle, the celtic invention of Chivalry, the veneration of women, enjoying a slow, plodding look at life, not overweeningly ambitious, having great hospitality, et cetera). Seems that all white people do come from the Caucasus Mountains, but the trouble began and still continues with the Scythians, the Angles, the Saecae-suns (Saxons), and the Jutes. The Celts predated everyone, including the Romans, and were driven out of the Caucasus towards an area north-west of the Caucasus, through Europe and were eventually driven to Brittany, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. The Scythians were from the Black Sea area (right next to the Caucasus, as were the Angles, and they did all the driving out. They became the Goths, Visigoths, Germans, Russians, et cetera. When the Angles and the Saxons formed together, even though they had originally driven out the ...
See also: Geography of Asia Western Asia is located directly south of Eastern Europe. The region is surrounded by seven major seas; the Aegean Sea, the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, the Red Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea. To the north, the region is delimited from Europe by the Caucasus Mountains, to the southwest, it is delimited from Africa by the Isthmus of Suez, while to the east, the region adjoins Central Asia and South Asia. The Dasht-e Kavir and Dasht-e Lut deserts in eastern Iran somewhat naturally delimit the region from Asia itself.
THE GLOBAL AFRICAN COMMUNITY H I S T O R Y N O T E S Phoenician script COLCHIANS, PHOENICIANS AND CANAANITES THE AFRICAN PRESENCE IN CLASSICAL WEST ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS By RUNOKO RASHIDI "It is undoubtedly a fact that the Colchians are of Egyptian descent. I noticed this myself before I heard anyone mention it." --Herodotus, The Histories We now know that modern humanity originated in Africa, and that all modern humans can ultimately trace their ancestral roots back to the African continent. Herodotus, the European father of history, regarded Colchis, a land located along the western slope of the Caucasus Mountains near the Black Sea, as an African colony. He not only pointed to the Colchians' black skin and woolly hair, but also to their oral traditions, language, methods of weaving, and practice of circumcision. Saint Jerome, writing during the fourth century, called Colchis the "Second Ethiopia." Two hundred years later, Sophronius, patriarch of Jerusalem, described an "Ethiopian" presence in the ...
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