Posts in Unsung Cities
Derbent, Russia

Tucked into a teeny corner between Georgia, Azerbaijan, and the Caspian Sea lies a small and ancient city called Derbent. This city, founded no later than the 8th Century BC, is starkly different from most Northern and Eastern cities in Russia. Derbent bears a comfortable climate most days, and uses public transport and railways to connect it’s 119 thousand inhabitants. Yet behind all of this normality, there is a deep and tumultuous history waiting to be unraveled in Russia's oldest known city. 

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