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This road winds over a pass 7,977 feet above the sea, and is kept in repair and clear for traffic in winter by the Ossets, whose country it traverses, in return for which service they are exempt from all taxes.

The population is made up of Circassians, Armenians, and Russians, and a few Ossets at the bazaars, for the natives made off long ago.