Cover Osteuropa 9-10/2017

In Osteuropa 9-10/2017

Russia and the Caucasus
Two books about a difficult relationship

Uwe Halbach

Deutsche Fassung


In Russia, it has been alleged for some years now that western historiography is distorting the history of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. Two books about Russian rule in the Caucasus disprove this assertion. Jeronim Perović presents a nuanced picture of rebellion and adaptation in the multi-ethnic region of the Northern Caucasus. Philipp Ammon looks to the Southern Caucasus and illustrates how in Georgia, Russia has been perceived sometimes as a protector and sometimes as a colonial power.

(Osteuropa 9-10/2017, pp. 153–163)