Agreement Of 1807 As An Stage In Union Of Chechnya To Russia


A very controversial issue both in Russian and foreign historiography about the time and methods (forms) of joining Chechnya to Russia is considered in the paper. It is noted that the union of Chechnya to Russia is not a one-time act but a long and historically complicated, multifaceted process that began at the end of the 16th century and ended with the end of the Caucasian War. It is emphasized that this process is divided into a number of stages, one of which is the Russian-Chechen agreement of 1807. The joining of the North Caucasus peoples, including Chechnya to Russia, was a historically long, multifaceted and complex process (mid-16th – first half of the 19th centuries). Thus, the first embassy of the highlanders which went to Moscow with a petition for patronage and citizenship of Russia was Adyghe. At the end of the 16th century (in 1588), the Chechen embassy headed by Batay went to Moscow for the same purpose. In 1589, the Chechens received a letter from the Moscow Tsar, according to which Russia took the Chechens under its patronage. In the 17th–18th centuries, Russian-Chechen relations continued to deepen and strengthen. Over ten Chechen delegations visited Moscow in the 17th century. Russian policy was distinguished by extreme inconsistency in the North Caucasus in the 16th–19th centuries. Political and economic methods in relations with the highlanders were constantly interspersed with military and power methods. This was the case in Russian-Chechen relations at the turn of the 18th–19th centuries.

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Gapurov, S. A., & Sugaipova, A. M. (2021). Agreement Of 1807 As An Stage In Union Of Chechnya To Russia. In D. K. Bataev, S. A. Gapurov, A. D. Osmaev, V. K. Akaev, L. M. Idigova, M. R. Ovhadov, A. R. Salgiriev, & M. M. Betilmerzaeva (Eds.), Social and Cultural Transformations in The Context of Modern Globalism, vol 117. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 2543-2549). European Publisher.