Filming in Russia, filming in Stavropol, filming in Caucasus

Stavropol is a large region in southern Russia, acting as a buffer between the mainland Russia and the Caucasus republics.

Film in Stavropol Region: Geography and Climate

Stavropol Region is about the size of the Netherlands. It borders Krasnodar and Rostov regions in the north and Dagestan and Chechnya in the south.

Climate is continental, with the January average of about -5˚C (+23˚F) and about +23-25˚C (73-77˚F) in July.

Film in Stavropol Region: Nature

Semi-deserts and steppes occupy most of the Stavropol Region. However, it's incredibly rich in recreational water resources.

Film in Stavropol Region: History

In the ancient times, the region was inhabited by nomadic peoples like the Scythians, Sarmatians and the Huns. In the 18th century, it became a major stronghold of the Russian Empire in its wars with the peoples of the Caucasus.

Film in Stavropol Region: Cities

Stavropol is the regional center with the population of about 430,000. Pyatigorsk and Kislovodsk are other notable cities, populated by about 100,000 each.

Film in Stavropol Region: How to Get

Stavropol Region is located about 1,500 km south of Moscow. Multiple two-hour flights connect the Russian capital and the regional capital of Stavropol.

Film in Stavropol Region: Population

The total population amounts to about 2.8 million people. Russians are a majority, making up 80 percent of the population. Armenians are the biggest minority with up to 6 percent of the population. Other notable minorities include Greeks and Roma people and dozens of Caucasian ethnicities, such as the Dargva people, the Azerbijanis and the Chechens.

Film in Stavropol Region: Interesting Facts

  • One of Russia's most famous XIX century poets and writers Mikhail Lermontov was exiled to the Pyatigorsk area and shot dead in a duel at the age of 26;
  • Two Soviet leaders — Yuri Andropov and Mikhail Gorbachev — were born in the Stavropol region. The latter started his career there;
  • The ancient Tatar Settlement, surrounded by old-growth forest, has traces of different cultures populating the region starting from the 8th century, BC;
  • Nikolay Pirogov, one of the first surgeons ever to use ether as anaestesia, had a lot of operations in Stavropol, where army hospital for those wounded in the Caucasus was located;
  • The region has many spa resorts with therapeutic waters muds, specializing in curing various diseases;
  • Stavropol Region is a major stronghold of the Cossacks, who have been living there since 16th century.
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Stavropol

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Sunrise in Stavropol

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Kislovodsk. Alley in the fall.

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Kislovodsk. Narzan Baths main building

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Kislovodsk. Pond in Russia's largest park

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Kislovodsk. State Philarmonic main entrance.

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Kislovodsk. Old mansion

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Narzan Baths in Kislovodsk

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Kislovodsk. Old stone footbridge, built in 1895

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Kislovodsk

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Kislovodsk. St. Nicholas Cathedral

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Kislovodsk

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Kislovodsk park landscape

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Resort park in Kislovodsk

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The Ring mountain near Kislovodsk

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Kislovodsk. Olkhovka river

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Kislovodsk surroundings

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Pyatigorsk

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Pyatigorsk. Aeolian harp.

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Pyatigorsk area. View from Mashuk mountain

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Pyatigorsk

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Fountain in Pyatigorsk

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Pyatigorsk. House, in which Russian poet Alexander Pushkin stayed in 1820.

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Pyatigorsk. Plant for bottling of mineral water

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Pyatigorsk in the evening

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Yessentuki. Balneotherapy facilities

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Yessentuki. Mud bathes.

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Yessentuki. Peter and Paul Temple

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Zheleznovodsk. Ostrovsky bath.

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Zheleznovodsk resort

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Zheleznovodsk. Winter park

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Minaret in Zheleznovodsk

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Zheleznovodsk. Old building.

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Zheleznovodsk. View from the mountains

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Zheleznovodsk. View from the mountains.

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Zheleznovodsk. View on a mountain.

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Stavropol Region. Horse races.

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Canyon in Stavropol Region

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Strizhament reserve

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Stavropol

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Sunrise in Stavropol

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Kislovodsk. Alley in the fall.

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Kislovodsk. Narzan Baths main building

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Kislovodsk. Pond in Russia's largest park

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Kislovodsk. State Philarmonic main entrance.

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Kislovodsk. Old mansion

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Narzan Baths in Kislovodsk

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Kislovodsk. Old stone footbridge, built in 1895

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Kislovodsk

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Kislovodsk. St. Nicholas Cathedral

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Kislovodsk

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Kislovodsk park landscape

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Resort park in Kislovodsk

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The Ring mountain near Kislovodsk

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Kislovodsk. Olkhovka river

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Kislovodsk surroundings

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Pyatigorsk

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Pyatigorsk. Aeolian harp.

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Pyatigorsk area. View from Mashuk mountain

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Pyatigorsk

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Fountain in Pyatigorsk

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Pyatigorsk. House, in which Russian poet Alexander Pushkin stayed in 1820.

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Pyatigorsk. Plant for bottling of mineral water

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Pyatigorsk in the evening

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Yessentuki. Balneotherapy facilities

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Yessentuki. Mud bathes.

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Yessentuki. Peter and Paul Temple

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Zheleznovodsk. Ostrovsky bath.

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Zheleznovodsk resort

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Zheleznovodsk. Winter park

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Minaret in Zheleznovodsk

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Zheleznovodsk. Old building.

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Zheleznovodsk. View from the mountains

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Zheleznovodsk. View from the mountains.

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Zheleznovodsk. View on a mountain.

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Stavropol Region. Horse races.

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Canyon in Stavropol Region

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Strizhament reserve