This short article is devoted to the role as cultural intermediaries played in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the landowner Ismail Uruzbiev and his two sons Safar-Ali and Nawruz for a number of Russian and foreign (mainly British) alpinists, artists, and specialists of the history and ethnography of the Karachays & Balkars.  The author also sheds light on the activity Safar-Ali and Nawruz Urusbiev as editors of the Narts epics.

The Redaction
CER: I-1.2.B-62