Tsori – located in the Dzheyrahsky district of Ingushetia.
Tsori is a XVth century fortified tower complex with 3 battle towers and several residential buildings – typical Vainakh castle complex. It was surrounded by a fortified wall from which only the foundation stands today. Burial vaults lie a few meters from it.
Tsori, like all the other historic sites, was severely damaged during the XIX century Russian conquest of the Caucasus.
In 2011, the Russian authorities decided to build a 60 billion ruble ski resort in the region.
Tsymyti is a medieval fortified settlement located in the Kurtat gorge, on the banks of Upper Fiagdon river. According to historians, it was built in the XIV century, thei locals’ occupations consisted of cattle breeding, agriculture, bee-keeping and hunting. Tsymyti was also known for its blacksmiths specialized in weaponry.
The settlement had over 30 combat towers, residential towers, crypts, monuments etc. During the Soviet period, the inhabitants were forced out to move and work in the new Soviet collective farms, and the settlement was destroyed.
The architecture is similar to Nakh architecture (Ingush and Chechen towers).
The ancient mausoleums of the “City of the Dead” – located in Eltyubyu village (Chegemsky district). They were built in different stages between the VIII-XVIII centuries. They were part of a pagan burial cult practiced by the locals before the conversion to Islam.