United World Wrestling (UWW) has announced the dates for major events in the 2018 season.
The highlight is undoubtedly the Wrestling World Championships.
The 2018 edition is due to take place in Hungarian capital Budapest from October 22 to 28.
As released during the recent World Wrestling Championships in Paris, the international schedule also includes the Senior European Championships in Russian city Kaspiysk.
UWW President Nenad Lalovic defended the decision by the UWW Bureau to award Kaspiysk the event, scheduled to take place between March 20 and 25.
Since the fall of the Soviet Union more than a quarter-of-a-century ago, Makhachkala has been affected by Islamist insurgents as spillover from the second Chechen war when militants invaded Dagestan, leading to a renewed conflict between the Russian Federation and militants in the North Caucasus region.
In addition, Russia remains at the centre of a doping scandal.
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency is also still non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency, although this could be lifted later this year if a series of strict criteria are met.
It has also been revealed that Port Harcourt in Nigeria is due to host the Cadet, Junior and Senior African Championships between February 7 and 11.
Lima in Peru, host city of the 2019 Pan-American Games, will stage the Pan American Championships from April 27 to 29.
Yigo in Guam will host all three Oceania age-level events between May 17 and 20, while Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan will stage the Senior Asian Championships from February 28 and March 4.
The Under-23 World Championships were given to Bucharest in Romania with a date still to be confirmed.
Trnava in Slovakia is set to stage the Junior World Championships from September 18 to 23 and Croatian capital Zagreb will act as the location for the 2018 Cadet World Championships between July 3 and 8.