Peoples of Russia: The Mountain Jews
Published time: 25 Feb, 2007 21:00 Edited time: 26 Feb, 2007 00:00
For centuries, the Caucasus has harbored a multitude of people, languages and customs. Nalchik is the capital of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria in the Northern Caucasus and home town for the Mountain Jews. They are one of Russia’s most enigmatic peoples. Their culture is made from a mixture of Jewish and Caucasian elements and filled with rituals. You’ll figure out their life and ancient customs in the next installment of “Peoples of Russia” documentary series.