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Trip Planner Europe  /  Russia  /  Southern District  /  Republic of Adygea  /  Maykop


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Maykop is the capital city of the Republic of Adygea in Russia, located on the right bank of the Belaya River (a tributary of the Kuban River). It borders Maykopsky District, from which it is administratively and municipally separate, to the east and south; Giaginsky District to the north, and Belorechensky District of Krasnodar Krai to the west. Population:HistoryThe early Bronze Age Maykop culture has been named after the city after the discovery of a royal burial site there in 1897.A Russian military fort was built at Maykop in 1857.In 1911, oil deposits were discovered in the vicinity of Maykop.In 1936, Maykop and the surrounding region was merged with Adyghe Autonomous Oblast, and became the administrative centre of the autonomy. Maykop was occupied by the Wehrmacht on August 9, 1942 without a fight as a result of Brandenburger commando operation. In January 1943, it was liberated by the Transcaucasian Front of the Red Army.
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