Makhachkala is a city in the South of Russia, the capital of the Republic of Dagestan.
Founded in 1844 as a fortress named “Petrovskoye” after Peter the Great, between 1857 and 1921, the city was known as Petrovsk-Port, and would later be renamed in honor of one of the leaders of pro-Soviet movement in Dagestan – Makhach Dakhadaev.
Today’s Makhachkala is a major center of economics, politics, science and culture in the South of Russia. It is also our country’s only ice-free port in the Caspian Sea.
The partnership between Volgograd and Makhachkala was officially established in 1998 with the signing of the Agreement on Cooperation.
There is a street in Volgograd called Dagestanskaya (in the Voroshilovsky district).