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The Caucasus is up-to-date at all the time 206
Baimurzaeva G.B., Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Head of the Department of Linguodidactics and Intercultural Communication of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
The article is devoted to the “artistic transcription”, the perception which is connected with the image transformation of the modern Northern Caucasus. A.V. Kostynin is familiar with the Caucasus, he likes it passionately and perceives it not with a great impression, which lets see only surface of everything and makes express the delight by crying, but with the close feeling, which penetrates into the essence and depth of the subject which reflects life, traditions and morals. Wanderings are rich of a specific atmosphere. They can make a reader feel himself in the Caucasus, learn about the modern lifestyle, basing on the author’s personal view. An attempt was made with the purpose to control the development of Dagestan’s image: from a negative and estranged perception to a romantic admiration.
Keywords: The Northern Caucasus, the mentality of mountain-dwellers, customs, traditions, morals, the Land of mountains, the Caspian sea, chains of mountains, sights, national sign, magnificence, inspiration.