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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: 400
  • 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
  • DOI:
  • DOI (books series): 10.22455/ARL
  • ISBN: 978-5-9208-0645-1
  • ISBN (books series): 978-5-9208-0646-8
  • Year of publication: 2021
  • Date of publication: 24.04.2021
  • Place of publication: Moscow
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  • Ex. editor: Marina I. Shcherbakova
  • Abkhazia in Russian Literature of the 19 th  — 20 th Centuries: in 3 vols. Мoscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. ISBN 978-5-9208-0646-8. Vol. 1: Responsible editor M. I. Shcherbakova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 400 p. ISBN 978-5-9208-0645-1 (vol. 1)

About eх. 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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Russians tell of Soul Land


I. Abkhazia through the eyes of Russian
researchers and travellers


Avidzba V.Sh. Abkhazia in books published by Russian authors of the 19th century

Anchabadze Yu.D. Abkhaz lectures by Anatoliy Genko

Anchabadze Yu.D. “One of the most interesting peoples of the Caucasus...”
lectures by Anatoliy Genko of Abkhazians ethnography



II. «Artistic Ethnography» of Abkhazia
in Baron Fjodor Tornau’s book «Memories of a Caucasian Officer»


Avidzba R.L. «Memories of a Caucasian Officer», the main work of Fjodor Tornau

vidzba R.L. Abkhazia under the pen of Fjodor Tornau


III. Land of the Apostolic Sermon


Shcherbakova M.I. Andrey Murav’yov’s travel in Abkhazia

Shcherbakova M.I. Hieromonk Arseniy (worldly Aleksandr Minin) —
founder of the New Athos Monastery Named after Simon the Canaanean


IV. Pages of history of Abkhazia
in documents of the Manuscripts Department
of the Russian State Library


Krutova M.S. The 1884–1890 letters of the brethren of New Athos
Monastery, named after Simon the Canaanean,
to Archimandrite Leonid (worldly Lev Kavelin)

Krutova M.S. Manuscript about the claims of the Onomatodoxists to Pitsunda skete of the New Athos Monastery

Krutova M.S. «Just as if you pay a visit to paradise and forget about everything…»
Essay by E. Dyakonova about Abkhazia


V. Russian press in Abkhazia


Sterlikova S.A. Bishop Andrey (worldly Aleksandr Ukhtomskiy) —
founder of the journal “Employee of Transcaucasian Mission”


VI. Abkhazia in a photographic objective


Нagba E.Z. Abkhazia for tourists. Letters, postcards, photo cards


  • Keywords: Russian literature, Russian-Abkhazian literary links, mem- oirs, epistolaries.


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