Work in Progress
The Caucasus Republic was proclaimed after the 2nd Chechen War in 1998, which left militants in control of Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia. After 15,000 deaths and 40,000 wounded in the war the Russian population demanded peace, something which was given due to the politicians in power fearing they would lose said power and possibly even more territory if peace was not established. After peace was established Russian forces withdrew from the northern regions of Dagestan and Caucasus forces occupied territory in North Ossetia. Soon after Russia recognized the Caucasus Republic as an independent nation, and other countries around the world soon followed.
If anyone has any suggestions as to how the provinces (except Chechnya and Ingushetia) should be called, please leave suggestions. I honestly have no idea what to name them.