Russian Kabarda

The establishment of formal contact with Kabarda in understanding the Russian authorities meant the beginning of the development of North-West and Central Caucasus, as in the works, gives scientists the center of all the other tribes were listed tributaries Kabardins. That is, the development of the region should be realized not only by construction of fortresses (later defensive lines), but also by seeking support in the face "of local natives." However, the rate of the Russian government does not respect the strong Kabarda, and the Ossetian society. Why not Kabarda? There are two good reasons: the "external" and "internal". "External" reason is that Russia, acquiring more land to satisfy the imperial ambitions of reaching the natural boundaries, intrude into the sphere of influence to the currently more powerful empires of the Ottoman Empire and Iran. War, the Iranian Safavid dynasty and the Ottoman port (and its vassal – Crimean ) xvi century, the expansion of the Iranian shah Abbas, Safi I, Abbas ii xvii century speak of two sides confrontation (in spite of Russia's attempts to intervene, which leads to the Russian-Turkish war of 1676 – 1681 gg.). That is, in xvi – xvii centuries the Caucasus is a buffer zone of interest. And Kabarda as the most powerful predgosudarstvennoe Education is at the junction of interests between the two countries. Consequently, the elite, acting, in accordance with their own desires and perspectives acted in the interests of those who promised great benefits – Turkey, Iran – Russia, if and perceived by some princes, as a reliable ally, was not at the moment "real player" in the international arena.