Pages: 40 - 44
Authors: Shavlоkhova E. S.
Abstract: This article discusses the integration issues in the early XX century in the ethnic environment of the North Caucasus such as elite integration of steppe and mountain peoples in a nationwide structure of the upper classes, consideration of regional, ethnic, religious and cultural differences. In this regard, Russia’s policy in relation to the small nations can hardly be called a colonial one, Russian state has never promulgated the laws aimed at suppressing their rights and national dignity.
Keywords: Integration processes, ethnic backgrounds, multi-ethnicity of individual regions, the North Caucasus, ethnic relations, small nations