|| WARNING: Travel to Makhachkala is strongly discouraged. The presence of rebels and crime levels as high as those in Grozny and Magas pose a significant threat to travellers.|
Makhachkala (Russian: Махачкала́ muh-khuhch-kuh-LAH) is the capital city of Dagestan and the largest city in the North Caucasus.
Overview of Makhachkala
A daily train service from Moscow is avalible, taking two nights. Long-distance connections with Kiev, Novosibirsk and Saint Petersburg among others are 1-2 times each week. All trains heading to and from Baku also calls here.
Anzhi Makhachkala, the local football club.
Makhachkala's principal mosque