American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- MountKazbek An extinct volcano, 5,042.3 m (16,532 ft) high, of northern Georgia in the central Caucasus. Towering above a nearby pass, it is the subject of many legends.
“Kazbek Basayev/Reuters SNOW CLEARING: A member of a Russian emergency services special unit fired a shell in the mountains along the Transcaucasian highway, some 68 miles from the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz, in hopes of clearing snow from the slopes to prevent avalanches along the road.”
“Kazbek Basayev/Reuters OUT IN THE COLD: A South Ossetian refugee, who was expelled from his residence in Georgia in the early 1990s, looked on from a balcony of his shelter in Vladikavkaz, Russia, Tuesday.”
“Now Terek is focused on acquisitions, club spokesman Kazbek Khadzhiyev said, with Gullit expected to start acting on a wish-list this summer.”
“The team has started to play more offensively," said club spokesman Kazbek Khadzhiyev.”
“Kazbek Basayev/AFP/Getty Images The attacker rammed the gates of the Nazran city police headquarters in Ingushetia province and detonated his explosives as police officers were lining up for a morning check.”
“Kazbek Basayev/AFP/Getty Images The attacker and the truck were pulverized by the blast, said Svetlana Gorbakova of the regional branch of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Prosecutor General's office.”
“Kazbek Basayev/AFP/Getty Images At left, residents in a damaged building looked at the blast site.”
“Kazbek Basayev/AFP/Getty Images While large-scale fighting from the two wars that ravaged Chechnya since 1994 has ended, Islamic militants continue to mount regular hit-and-run attacks and skirmishes.”
“Kazbek Basayev/AFP/Getty Images The ordeal ended on Sept. 3, 2004, in a disastrous rescue attempt that resulted in the deaths of 334 people, more than half of them children.”
“Kazbek Basayev/AFP/Getty Images Two bodyguards, including Mr. Yevkurov's driver, were killed in the attack and one other was wounded, officials said.”
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