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How Monotony Transforms into Dichotomy

East-West Division in the Post-Soviet North Caucasus

Sufian Zhemukhov

A nuanced reading of the current situation in the North Caucasus reveals two main trends that articulate in confrontation with Russian nationalism. First, in the eastern part of the region, particularly in Dagestan, Chechnya, and Ingushetia, a shift from nationalism to Islam has taken place, and the ties between religion and political machine are strong and visible. Second, and by contrast, in the western part of the region, including Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachayevo-Cherkessia, and North Ossetia, nationalism has increased, and the political elites seldom practice religion publicly.

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Irina Kosterina

In this article I examine the situation of girls in the North Caucasus, a region that combines features of both a traditional society with its emphasis on the value of religion, family, and older generations, and a modernized society with its emphasis on the economic emancipation of women, and the pursuit of self-development and individual life strategies. The research model used interviews with girls and an analysis of essays written by girls in high school to explore their life values, priorities, and the impact of religion and traditions on their lives. The research also sought to identify girls' place in the gender, age, and status hierarchies of local societies.

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Babak Rezvani

called Bashkirs), Tatars are Hanefi Sunni Muslims. The Muslims in the other traditionally Muslim region of Russia, the North Caucasus, are divided between the Shafe'i and Hanefi branches of Sunni Islam, even though the majority of them belong to the

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Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

and Fight,” tracing the path of women’s partisan resistance in the north Caucasus. The truth is more complex than previous propaganda: “In Soviet ideology, women were equal to men, and while this notion remains deeply rooted at the level of

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Larisa Deriglazova

the NGO Golos (Movement for Democratic Rights and Liberties); monitoring the rights of conscripts and military servants; and strengthening human rights protection in the North Caucasus. Overall, the reforms in the Russian judicial system have been

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“Russia My History”

A Hi-Tech Version of an Old History Textbook

Olga Konkka

Occupied Soviet territory] (Moscou: Fond Holokost, 2002); Kiril Feferman, The Holocaust in the Crimea and the North Caucasus (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2016). The main monument to the victims of the occupation refers to the victims as “citizens of Krasnodar

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“Where Do You Get Fish?”

Practices of Individual Supplies in Yamal as an Indicator of Social Processes

Elena Liarskaya

North Caucasus, men’s clothes from Bashkortostan, outdoor clothes from Mari El, textiles from Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, T-shirts from Cyprus, leather jackets from Turkey, and so forth. There is one other way of diversifying one’s stock of clothes

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Recapturing the Lost

Digitalized Memories of the Rhodesian Bush War

Ane Marie Ørbø Kirkegaard

’s Mukiwa (1996) .” Journal of Literary Studies 31 ( 3 ): 1 – 15 . doi:10.1080/02564718 .2015.1083171 . 10.1080/02564718.2015.1083171 Vergani , Matteo , and Dennis Zuev . 2015 . “ Neojihadist Visul Politics: Comparing YouTube Videos of North

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Pomors, Pomor’e, and the Russian North

A Symbolic Space in Cultural and Political Context

Yuri P. Shabaev, Igor Zherebtsov, Kim Hye Jin, and Kim Hyun Taek

region of out-migration, once again widely perceived as a periphery. Hence, the political value of the region is obviously underestimated. While special programs of regional development have been designed for the North Caucasus, Primorskii Krai, and