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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 953 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MOZDOK, a town of Russia, in Caucasia, and in the province of Terek, on the left bank of the river Terek, 605 ft. above sea-level, in 430 41' N. and 440 39' E., 5o M. N. of Vladikavkaz. The population, 876o in 1863, numbered 14,583 in 1897, and consisted of Kabardians, Chechens, Ossetes, Georgians and Armenians. Built in 1763 by the prince of Kabardia, Mozdok soon became an important point in the Russian advance towards the Caucasus, and was fortified. In 184o it was attacked by the Circassian patriot Shamyl and 5000 mountaineers. The melons and water-melons of Mozdok are widely famed; and vine-growing and silkworm breeding prosper.
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