A tense debate has forced me to ask this question as a poll.
With geography, the Caucasus Mountains region is usually considered to be a part of Europe.
The debate here is culturally, are they European?
The region I refer to is
-The North Caucasian region of Russia, which includes the Republics of:
-The Trans-Caucasian Republics
and the regions Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Ajaria, NagornoKarabakh.
So, are they Europe? Why or why not? Are some regions more "European" than others? Is this based on ethnicity, religion, politics...?