Materials for the History
of the Caucasian War in the Manuscript
by Vasily S. Varenik
© Sviatoslav O. Zhupanin
Researcher, Department for Literature,
Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Museum Reserve
Аbstract: The article deals with the speech of the writer Vasily S. Varenik, dedicated to the defense of the Olginskoe fortification in 1849 during a major attack by the mountaineers. A historical and geographical overview of the fortification and comments on the manuscript plan of the area of the bridge fortification, compiled by Vasily S. Varenik, as well as the text of the speech are given. The author gives a textual analysis of the entire manuscript album with the works of Vasily S. Varenik stored in the Funds of the Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve (KGIAMZ), examines the history of its entry into the museum’s funds, acquaints the readers with the main milestones of the biography of the Kuban writer. The published speech is of considerable interest as a historical source, which reveals in some detail one of the bright battle events of the Caucasian War in the Transkuban region.
Keywords: Caucasian War, Vasily S. Varenik, Kuban, Ekaterinodar, Olginsky fortification, Black Sea Cossack Host.
Article information: Received on February 22, 2017, signed by the print, volume 1 / 2017 on April 14, 2017, published on April 28, 2017.
Full bibliographic reference to the article: Zhupanin, S. O., Materialy k istorii Kavkazskoy voyny v rukopisi V. S. Varenika (Materials for the History of the Caucasian War in the Manuscript by Vasily S. Varenik), Nasledie Vekov, 2017, no. 1, pp. 64-75. http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017_1_Zhupanin.pdf. Accessed Month DD, YYYY.