Postcards From The Edge: Daghestan In Pictures
Published 3 September 2012
Russia's restive province of Daghestan has had a tough time of late. The assassination last week of a moderate Muslim leader threatens to add new fuel to a cycle of insurgent attacks and government crackdowns, which have seen scores of people die in recent months. Nonetheless, as Reuters photographer Maria Turchenkova discovered on a recent visit, life goes on for inhabitants of the troubled Caucasus region, despite the precarious security situation.
Men build a new madrasah, or religious school, in the village of Gimry.
Young men and boys pose for a street picture in Gimry.
A boy hides his face behind a balloon on a street in Gimry.
A man rides his bicycle in the mountain village of Gimry.
Mountain mist floats above Gimry's village cemetery.
Local residents stand near a mini truck, which was seriously damaged during a special antiterrorist operation conducted by Russian military forces in the town of Kaspiysk in July.
A man stands near a house that was ruined during a special Russian antiterrorist operation in Kaspiysk.
A Kaspiysk resident shows her house, which was seriously damaged during the Russian antiterrorist operation.
A woman walks along a road in the settlement of Akhty in southern Daghestan.
Young Salafi Muslim women spend time at a public women's beach in the Daghestani capital, Makhachkala.
Salafi preacher Abdurakhim Magomedov at his home in the village of Novosasitli.