Pyatigorsk (Russian: Пятиго́рск) is a city in Stavropol Krai on the Podkumok River, about 20 kilometers (12 mi) from Mineralnye Vody. Since 19 January 2010 it has been the administrative center of North Caucasian Federal District of Russia.
The name Pyatigorsk means "five mountains" in Russian and is so called because of the five peaks of the Beshtau (which also means "five mountains" in Turkic) of the Caucasian mountain range overlooking the city. It was founded in 1780, and has been a health spa with mineral springs since 1803. The Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov was shot in a duel at Pyatigorsk on 27 July 1841. There is a museum in the city devoted to his memory.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyatigorsk
SFD activities in Pyatigorsk, Russian Federation.
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