Classification – name: Literary studies
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)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Research Article
Collection: Abkhazia in Russian Literature of the 19th  — 20th Centuries: in 3 vols. Vol. 1
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow


Author: Esma Z. Khagba
Khagba, E. Z. “Abkhazia for Tourists. Letters, Postcards, Photo Cards.” Abkhazia in Russian Literature of the 19th — 20th Centuries: in 3 vols. Vol. 1. Resp. ed. M. I. Shcherbakova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021, pp. 381–399. (In Russian)

About the author:

Esma Z. Khagba, Chief Specialist-expert of the Department of Culture for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Meshchanskaya 17/1, 129090 Moscow, Russia.

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This study was carried out at IWL RAS with a grant from theRussian Foundation for Basic Research (project No 20-012-00098А).


The article presents a brief outline of the life of Ye. B. Narbut, a collector of postcards and photo-postcards with views of the sights of Abkhazia — Sukhumi, New Athos, Pitsunda, Gagra, etc. The short texts  written from Abkhazia not only convey the special atmosphere of holidays; they contain details that play an important role in the restoration of the general panorama of the life of Abkhazia in the second half of the 20th century.

Keywords: Abkhazia, Ye. B. Narbut, collection, postcards, photo cards.