Akhtynsky

 

Akhty Dagestan Caucasus mountains beautiful landscape

 

Akhtynsky is a district situated in southern Dagestan on the border with Azerbadjan. It is inhabited mostly by Lezgin people, the second largest ethnic group of Dagestan (after Avars).

*Northern Azerbaidjan and southern Dagestan represent the historic homeland of the Lezgin people. The arbitrary state and border divisions made by the Soviet Union divided the Lezgin community as well, and in certain cases it separated families.