Cultural Heritage as a Basis for Dialogue Between Society and Power, Cultures and Faiths of the South of Russia
The collection of articles following the results of the Fifth International Scientific Forum “Cultural Heritage of the North Caucasus as a Resource of Interethnic Concord” held on 10–13 October 2019 in village Kabardinka (Gelendzhik) reflects the current state of interdisciplinary practices of studying, preserving and updating the cultural heritage of the North Caucasus, its role in strengthening Russian statehood, forming patriotic feelings of citizens, establishing interethnic concord, ethnocultural branding of regions. The author examines the main program objectives of the scientific forum, characterizes the composition of the authors, whose articles are posted on the pages of the peer-reviewed publication. The structure and content of the collection are analyzed, the main thematic areas are highlighted, and the range of scientific problems, which the authors of the articles in the collection are attempting to solve, is comprehensively identified. Topical issues in combination with the scientific and practical orientation of works, the dialogical style of the structure and a wide thematic coverage will ensure the relevance of the collection both in the academic environment and in various areas of sociocultural and managerial practice.