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There are two daily communter trains from the regional capital of [[Makhachkala]], one departing 10AM and an other departing 5:20PM, journey time is around three hours. Long-distance trains heading to and from [[Baku]] makes a stop-over here. From [[Moscow]] there are departures on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, leaving from ''Moskva Paveletsky'' station at 6:05PM and arriving two nights later at 6:40PM. A second class sleeper ticket costs around 3,500 RUB. Other Russian cities with rail connections includes [[Saint Petersburg]] (59 h), [[Rostov-on-the-Don]] (25½ h) and [[Yekaterinburg]] (64 h). International connections includes [[Kiev]] (56 h) and [[Minsk]] (65 h).
  
 
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Revision as of 11:59, 29 June 2011

Derbent (Russian: Дербе́нт dyeer-BEHNT) is a 5,000 year old city in Dagestan and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the location of the mythical "Gates of Alexander," and easily one of the most impressive historical sites in Russia.

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There are two daily communter trains from the regional capital of Makhachkala, one departing 10AM and an other departing 5:20PM, journey time is around three hours. Long-distance trains heading to and from Baku makes a stop-over here. From Moscow there are departures on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, leaving from Moskva Paveletsky station at 6:05PM and arriving two nights later at 6:40PM. A second class sleeper ticket costs around 3,500 RUB. Other Russian cities with rail connections includes Saint Petersburg (59 h), Rostov-on-the-Don (25½ h) and Yekaterinburg (64 h). International connections includes Kiev (56 h) and Minsk (65 h).

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