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A.M. Gorky Institute
of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

IWL RAS Publishing

A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow, Russia



Types of publications

  • Classification – name: Literary studies
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
  • Pages: 664 p.
  • Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
  • Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
  • Rights – URL: Visit Website
  • Language of the publication: Russian
  • Type of document: Collection of articles
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  • ISBN: 978-5-9208-0725-0
  • ISBN (books series): 978-5-9208-0646-8
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Date of publication: 25.07.2023
  • Place of publication: Moscow
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  • Ex. editor: Marina I. Shcherbakova
  • Abkhazia in Russian Literature of the 19th—20th Centuries: in 3 vols. Vol. 2: Responsible editor M.I. Shcherbakova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2023. 664 p. (In Russian)

Information about ex. editor:

Marina I. Shcherbakova, DSc in Philology, Professor, Director of Research, А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.


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The second volume of the publication includes the results of joint Russian-Abkhaz studies of cultural relations between Russia and Abkhazia in the 19th and 20th centuries. Rare, little-known materials from state archives, private collections, book collections and periodicals are introduced into scientific use. A wide thematic range is represented by articles on the history of Russian-Abkhaz cultural relations, on the art of translating literary masterpieces, and on intercultural dialogue. The illustrative series is represented by historical photographs.

Keywords: Russian literature, Russian-Abkhazian literary links, memoirs, epistolary. 


Preservation of traditions 

I. Abkhazia Through the Eyes of Russian Researchers and Travelers

Vasiliy Sh. Avidzba
Abkhazia in Publications by Russian Authors of the 19th Century (Part II) 

II. Pages of the History of Abkhazia

Larisa I. Tsvizhba
Report of the Captain of the General Staff Count Pavel Ippolitovich Kutaysov 

Marina I. Shcherbakova
Novo-Athos Simon-Kananite Monastery. To the Backstory 

Sofiyanina A. Sterlikova
Actions Speaker than Words. Ministry of Bishop Andrey (Ukhtomsky) in Abkhazia

Aslan F. Avidzba
Archpriest George Golubtsov and his “Trip to the All-Russian Church Moscow Cathedral” 

Sofiyanina A. Sterlikova
“Employee of the Transcaucasus Mission.” Publication of the Diocesan Church Brotherhood of the Holy Faithful Prince Alexander Nevsky in Sukhum. Index of Articles 

III. Paintings and Images of Abkhazia in Russian Literature

Vladimir K. Zantaria
The Caucasus in the Life and World Perception of L.N. Tolstoy (Generalization of the Experience of Studying the Caucasian Problems) 


IV. Intercultural Dialogue

Yuri D. Anchabadze
Russian and Abkhaz Literature: Socio-Cultural Aspects of Historical Interaction

Vladimir K. Zantaria
Deeping into the History of the Theater (from the Chronicle of Russian-Abkhaz Cultural Relations) 

Elvira A. Arsalia
Alexander Shervashidze-Chachba. Sketch of Set and Costumes for Nikolay Yevreinov’s Performance “Merry Death” 

Lili R. Khagba
On the Relationship of Aesthetic Ideas about Beauty With Ethical Standards (Abkhazian-Abaza-Adyghe Parallels) 

V. The Art of Translation

Vyacheslav A. Biguaa
Translation as an Important Factor of Interliterary and Intercultural Dialogue (From the History of Translation Activities in Abkhazia and Russia: Russian-Abkhaz and Abkhaz-Russian Segments) 

Vladimir K. Zantaria
Translation — Recovery Tool of the Common Cultural Space 

Boris G. Bobylev
Philological Analysis of Artistic Text as a Means of Understanding Spiritual Power and Beauty of the Russian Word (Subject-Didactic Aspects) 

VI. Bagrat Shinkuba (1917–2004). Literary Heritage

Vladimir K. Zantaria
Philosophical Lyrics of Bagrat Shinkuba in Russian Translation 

Larisa I. Tsvizhba
Pages of History in B.V. Shinkub’s Novel “The Last of the Departed”

Valentin A. Kogonia
Lyrics by B. Shinkub in Russian Translations: the Problem of Conservation of Content and Form 

Regina L. Avidzba
Vadim Kozhinov and Bagrat Shinkuba. Creative Friendship

VII. Abkhazia in a Photo Lens

Regina L. Avidzba
Research Mission of Baron Joseph de Bay to Abkhazia 

Joseph de Bai
In Abkhazia. Memories of the Expedition 

Types and Types of Abkhazia. From the Photo Archive of J. de Bai. 1903 



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