The annual pilgrimage to Mecca this February brought big money to some Dagestanis, and a lot of trouble to others.
Musa Musaev is a correspondent for Dagestanskaya Pravda newspaper in Makhachkala, Dagestan.
This article was originally published by the IWPR (Institute for War Peace Reporting), London, in the Caucasus Reporting Service (CRS No.170, 14 March 2003). The Institute for War & Peace Reporting strengthens local journalism in areas of conflict. Religioscope has been allowed by the IWPR to repost its articles.
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