Hi everyone - I'm seriously thinking of cycling solo from Moscow to Teheran next spring (as a Russian speaker), via Volgograd, the North Caucasus (I last visited Grozny as a student in 1972) and Tbilisi.
Does anyone have experience or suggestions re safety and general advisability? Iran won't be an issue, I know, nor the northern part in Russia and then Georgia will be fine, if hilly.
But Chechnya and Dagestan?? And how about the connection out over the Georgian Military Highway? I've found other threads here suggesting that things aren't too bad now, but would appreciate any thoughts from WS colleagues who've recently been there or nearby.