Galina Genko gives the "Bibliography of the Caucasus" to the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (MAE) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Photo:" class="main_article_image

14 March 2017, 23:14

Experts treat works of twice repressed Caucasian scholar Anatoly Genko as unique

According to experts, the "Bibliography of the Caucasus", compiled by historian and Caucasus scholar Anatoly Genko and donated to the Kunstkammer, is of great interest to the national science. A daughter of Anatoly Genko stated her father was twice repressed for writing about the problems of the small peoples of the Caucasus.

"He knew a dozen Caucasian languages, in addition to English, French, Arabic, Turkish, Farsi, and other languages. Therefore, the 'Bibliography of the Caucasus' also includes sources in all those languages," noted Makka Albogachieva, Senior Researcher at the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (MAE) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) in Saint Petersburg.

Anatoly Nestorovich Genko (1896-1941) was a Russian and Soviet linguist, Caucasian scholar, and historian. He was the first scientist who researched traditions of Abazins, Ubykhs, Khinalygians, and Tsakhurs. The "Bibliography of the Caucasus" compiled by Аnatoly Genko "is of great interest to the domestic science, since it unites a lot of sources in different languages, which reflect various aspects of the cultural past of the peoples of the Caucasus," reports the Kunstkamera's website.

In her turn, in her conversation with the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, Galina Genko, a daughter of Anatoly Genko, noted that "her father's research is valuable due to the fact that it allows us getting acquainted with the sources on the linguistics of the Caucasus of the 19th and the first third of the 20th centuries."

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Rustam Dzhalilov; Source: CK correspondent

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