- Magas — the tiny (about 300 residents) capital of Ingushetia
- Akchay-Martan — on the border with Chechnya
- Dariali — a high aul in Ingushetia's beautiful Dzheyrakh Region
- Guloykhi — a multi-towered Ingush aul in southern Ingushetia in the Assy Gorge
- Malgobek — an oilfield town now housing some 20,000 Chechen refugees
- Nazran — the largest city and former capital, partly across the border with North Ossetia
- Armkhi — a Soviet resort/sanatorium high in the mountains of southwestern Ingushetia
The Ingush are the closest relatives of the Chechens and have shared their Sufi Islamic beliefs as well as their fate in rebellion and conquest vis-à-vis the Russians. Like the Chechens, the Ingush were accused by Stalin of Nazi collaboration and were deported to Kazakhstan. When Khrushchev allowed them to return home, they found that their Orthodox Christian neighbors, the Ossetes, had settled on formerly Ingush lands, launching a violent ethnic conflict which rages on today.
Although the majority of Ingushetia's population lives in the larger northern towns, the Ingush consider their true heritage to be tied to the ancient auls (stone mountaintop villages) in the south of Ingushetia, especially along the Assy Gorge.
Planes to Ingushetia leaves from Moscow .
A train leaves from/to Moscow .
A daily bus leaves from/to Grozny,Nalchik and Stavropol. Regular buses leaves from/to Moscow . A small buses leaves from/to Nalchik and other north-caucasians,south-russians cities(i.e.,to Vladikavkaz).
Russian is understood by all; bilinguilism in Ingush (a language related to Chechen) or other regional languages is common.
- "Assa" — restaraunt,located in Nazran
"Assa" Hotel-located in Nazran
- Ingush State University
Travel is not recommended for Ingushetia until the security situation improves drastically. At present, Ingushetia should be considered a war zone.
In Ingushetia there are three federal GSM operators (MTS, Beeline, Megafon) and they often have offers that give you a SIM card for free or at least very cheap. If you are planning to stay a while and to keep in touch with Ingushetian and other North-Caucasus people, then you should consider buying a local SIM card instead of going on roaming. If you buy a SIM card from a shop you'll need your passport for identification. It only takes five minutes to do the paperwork and it will cost less than $10.
This page was last edited at 00:37, on 11 October 2008 by Peter Fitzgerald. Based on work by Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel.