What's the deal with Dagestan mappers density?

While trying to mine OSM changeset data I came across an oddity. I plotted an activity center of mappers, given for each mapper by a GeoHash level 6 tile with the highest count of changeset centroids, not less than 20 changesets.
On such map Dagestan in Russia stick out quite a bit:

This can be correlated with Pascal Neis’ map (he uses a different methodology for the activity center that gives similar results).
Curiously enough, the population density map doesn’t show any concentration of people like that.
What gives?

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