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To complete showing my very small gallery of Maykops sights (see another one in the previous page of this travelogue) I would like to present this view of the citys railway-station square.

The first train arrived in Maykop on December 12, 1910. Now only a few passenger trains pass through the station per a day. Now the line Belorechenskaya Khadzhokh is mainly used for goods traffic. Passengers prefer buses. There is the bus station of Maykop in the same square, to the right.

Looking at the building you can see two names of the city, written in Russian and Adyghe languages. Maykop literally means Valley of apple-trees. But it reads and sounds differently. In Russian, МАЙКОП sounds like the English words MY COP pronounced in one word. In Adyghe, the citys name МЫЕКЪУАПЭ hypothetically should be pronounced in two words due to the Ъ (hard sign) in the middle of the name, something like MIYEK UAPE. This is how euphonious, but difficult, Adyghe language is.

GPS coordinates: 44.62189 Lat, 40.10790 Long, 216 m

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