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Introducing Kuban Steppe

From Rostov-on-Don, the overland routes to the Northern Caucasus and the Black Sea coast cross the Kuban Steppe (Кубанская Степь), named after its river flowing from Elbrus into the Sea of Azov. The region is an important agricultural centre and is often referred to as the bread basket of Russia. It's also the traditional home of the Cossacks, the proud horsemen who helped protect Russia's tsarist-era borders.