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Penkovskiy D. D. The Contemporary Political Elites of the North Caucasus Republics

(The National Institute of Business)

Abstract ◊ The article analyzes the breach issues of the political elites of the republics of the North Caucasus: clannishness, the features of interrelation with Moscow, the leaders’ belonging to various tribal unities. All of these problems complicate the present-day political life of the republics and have an impact on the geopolitical processes in the region..

Keywords: North Caucasus, political elite, leaders, teip, clannishness, Moscow, Chechnya, war.

Penkovskiy Dmitry Dmitrievich, Doctor of Science (history), professor, the head of the Research and Publishing Department at the National Institute of Business (Moscow City), full-member of the Academy of Political Science, honorary worker of the higher professional education of the Russian Federation. Tel.: +7 (499) 374-61-32. E-mail:


Citation: Pen'kovskii D. D. Sovremennye politicheskie elity respublik Severnogo Kavkaza // Znanie. Ponimanie. Umenie. 2012. 2. S. 91–96.



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