Derbent in Persian means "narrow gate." The Arabs called the city "Bab al-abuab" - the gates of the gate. Undoubtedly, Derbent is the oldest city in Russia. To this day scientists argue about the age of the city, is the date officially adopted in 2000 years, and in 2015 it is planned to celebrate anniversary of the city at the federal level. Speak out, and other versions of the younger (1450-1500), to the more ancient - 5000 and 7000 years.