Modern Russian historiography of the problem of the formation of the Kabardino- Balkarian Autonomous Region

(Kabardino-Balkarian State University)

In the post-Soviet period in terms of political and ideological transformation of the Russian state is intensifying the research activities of historians and jurists to study the main stages and the outcome of the national-state development of mountain peoples in 1917–1920-ies.
Was introduced into the scientific circulation of new documents and materials, expanded the chronological framework of nation-building, defined new facets of the issues associated with specific historical content of the ethnopolitical processes in the region in 1917–1920-ies, the role of the highland elites, including the Islamic clergy. An important area of research was the study of problems of ethno-territorial and administrative-territorial demarcation in the region in terms of nation-building and the impact of this factor on the national self-determination of peoples. A characteristic feature of the process of studying the problem was that Russian historiography has deepened and substantiated at a high theoretical and methodological level the concept of national autonomy as statehood, in which was embodied both real political and ideological control mechanisms and national-state form of government of the mountain peoples.
Russian historiography, rethinking, modern interpretations, methodological transformation, national statehood, North Caucasus, Kabardino-Balkaria

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