Human Capital-Scientific and Practical Journal, no.129, pp.38-47, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
The article analyzes the study of the problem of muhajirun movement of the Russian
inhabitants of the North Caucasus after the Caucasian war in the Ottoman Empire. The author comes
to the conclusion that the focus of attention of Russian historiography has been concentrated predominantly
on the muhajirun movement of the third quarter of the 19th century. The article shows how
the study of this problem was influenced by the political situation, what problems of the muhajirun
movement attracted the attention of historians, and which, on the contrary, were ignored. The author
proves the existence of two waves of politicization of the problem. The first wave took place after the
end of the Great Patriotic war, and the second wave was in the late 1980s – the first half of the 1990s.
The author traces the evolution of research approaches and the dynamics of assessments of the phenomenon
of muhajirun movement. The special attention is paid to the latest works of Russian historians.
The article deals with the issues that are currently the most interested for the Russian historians.
It is concluded what problems of muhajirun movement have not yet received the adequate explanation
in Russian historiography.