The Victory Banner is Unfurled at the top of Elbrus


March 6th, 2015

– From RT Russia and Novorosinform – translated by Joaquin Flores –

In honor of the 70th anniversary of victory in great Patriotic war, members of the mountain survival training Center,ФАУ МО РФ ЦСКА, made an ascent to the top of mount Elbrus and deployed a copy of the Victory banner.

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Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano located in the western Caucasus mountains, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay–Cherkessia of Russia, near the border with Georgia. Mt. Elbrus’s peak is the highest in the Caucasus Mountains and in Europe, and it is the tenth most prominent in the world.

Elbrus stands 20 km (12 mi) north of the main range of the Greater Caucasus and 65 km (40 mi) south-southwest of the Russian town of Kislovodsk. Its permanent icecap feeds 22 glaciers, which in turn give rise to the Baksan, Kuban, and Malka Rivers.

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