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The specifics of perception and art reconstruction of the Bashkir ethno-cultural traditions by the Russian writers are presented in article. Special attention is paid to the representation of the Bashkir national realities and the Muslim mentality in the Russian literature of the XX century. The ideological and artistic significance of Quranic images and motifs, elements of ritual and ethnographic complex used by the authors to reveal the inner world of the Bashkir heroes and create an original poetics and a national identity in Russian language works is analyzed.

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Reception, Bashkir ethno-cultural traditions, Russian literature of the twentieth century, the Muslim mentality, poetics