Inna Kravchenko, Evgeny Tufanov, Ivan Gulyak, Nikolay Gusynin
The article presents the results of the development of the North Caucasus of the Brezhnev era of 1965 - 1970, an analysis of the situation of the regions, the processes of urbanization, modernization, as well as the implementation of the domestic policy of the government of the country. The authors of the article highlight the activities of the central party-Soviet government, which sought to control the ethnopolitical situation on the ground, including the North Caucasus, through personnel policy. Implementing the concept of formation of a management team from a local society. Along with the representatives of the titular ethnic groups, Slavic representatives were appointed to key places in the local government apparatus, often from other territories and regions, i.e. neutral cadres, which was intended to smooth out the polyethnicity of the North Caucasus region. Based on studies of historical experience, assumptions are made about possible changes in the political situation by the mid-1980s, due to the ambiguous assessment of the Soviet period, which is still controversial. Ключевые слова: urbanization, modernization, "stagnation", "developed socialism", "conservative course", "communist system", party-Soviet leadership, the North Caucasus.