2021. Issue 4 (14)

Editorial Note
  CENTRAL ASIAAND THE CAUCASUS: DIPLOMACY, IDEOLOGY, CULTURE  

Asanova S. Political Rhetorics of Russian-Kashgar Relations in the Context of Diplomatic Correspondence in the 1870s

Vasilyev D., Mazaev N. Court Ceremony of the Kazakh Khans in the Eyes of a European: The Court of Abulkhair in the Diary of John Castle

19

Pochekaev R. Diplomatic Protocol at the Court of the Ruler of Hunza (According to the Notes of Bronislav L. Grombchevskiy)

28

Fomin I. Orientalist Discourse in Early Soviet Fiction about Central Asia

37

Ladygina O. Visual Culture Codes in the Mosaic Panels of Dushanbe

52

Grigoryev G. The Image of Najmuddin Gotsinskii (1859–1925) in the Historical Narratives of Modern Dagestanis

60

Zakharova E., Shtyrkov S. The Term Osq’opili (“a Former Ossetian”) in Eighteenth-Century Georgian Documents and in Early Twenty-First-Century Traditionalist Debates of North Ossetia-Alania

78
  THE CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA: TRADITIONS YESTERDAY AND TODAY  
Gazdanova A., Bogomaz S. Using Digital Sources in Studying Ossetian Wedding Rituals (the Case of Instagram) 92

Krapivin I. The “Faceless Brand”: Muslim Women and Halal Internet Marketing

106

Dmitriev V. Intermediation in Resolving Casual Conflicts in the Culture of Caucasian Highlanders

122

Zelnitskaya R. On One of the Collective Rainmaking Rituals among the Abkhazians and Kabardians of the Late Nineteenth–Early Twentieth Centuries

133

Popova L., Shalmanova A. Traditional Component in the Wedding Gift System of the Kazakhs of the Aktobe Region, Republic of Kazakhstan

141

Starostina O. Some Contemporary Wedding Rites of the Mastchoh Tajiks

153

Stasevich I. New Means of Information Broadcasting in the Ritual Culture of Kazakhs

168
  PHOTO COLLECTIONS  

Prischepova V., Rezvan M. Phоto Album of Dmitriy Bagaev from the MAE RAS Collection

179

Maykova N. Junior Captain S. A. Alekseev’s Photo Album as an Ethnohistorical Source on Japan in the Early Twentieth Century

200
  VARIA  

Abaydulova A. Peter Simon Pallas and the Academic Kunstkamera’s Cabinet of Natural History in the Last Third of Eighteenth Century: On the Occasion of the Scientist’s 280th Anniversary

222

Belorussova S. Cyberdiaspora: An Analytical Review

235

Perevalova E., Kisser T., Konkova J. Souvenir and Ethnicity (Yamal and Taymyr Experience)

249