Contents (2012, 3/4)

FUM-2012-3-4 (cover)


 P. N. TULTAEV (Saransk, Russia). Chairman of the Council of Russian Civil Movement “Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation”

Resolution of VI World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples

J. PUSZTAY (Szombathely, Hungary). Improving the culture and education – saving the nation

The article refers to a complex situation with the language and culture of Finno-Ugric peoples, especially Hungarians, and considers a number of measures promoting the preservation of national identity.

Keywords: VI World Congress of Finno-Ugric peoples; Collegium Fenno-Ugricum; Finno-Ugric peoples; language support; the preservation of the nation.

N. P. MAKARKIN (Saransk, Russia). Urgent Measures to Preserve the Languages and Cultures of the Finno-Ugric Peoples in Russia

E. A. TSYPANOV (Syktyvkar, Russia). Keeping the Aims from Congress to Congress (on the 20th anniversary of the World Congress of Finno-Ugric peoples)

It considers the phenomenon of World Congress of Finno-Ugric peoples, presents a brief information about its organization and carrying, as well as makes at attempt to measure its value mostly for the life of the Finno-Ugric peoples living in Russia.

Keywords: ethnopolitics; ural peoples; World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples.


M. V. MOSIN (Saransk, Russia). Modern Languages of the Finno-Ugric Peoples of Russia (current situation and possible development of the Mordovian languages)

It analyses the current situation with the Mordovian languages and their functioning in various spheres of public life, preschool, comprehensive and vocational education. Special attention is paid to the analysis of the learning the Moksha and Erzya languages in secondary comprehensive schools.

Keywords: bilingualism; congress; education; Finno-Ugric peoples; languages.

YU. A. MISHANIN, A. YU. MISHANINA (Saransk, Russia). National Press in Market Conditions: Losses and Gains (in Finno-Ugric сontext)

The article reveals the specific features of ethnic mass media in the new market environment, analyzes the economy of the national press and proves the necessity of broadening the use of the Finno-Ugric languages in the mass media.

Keywords: information space of the Finno-Ugric peoples; economics of the press; Internet technology; journalistic education.

P. F. POTAPOV, A. V. VIDYAEVA (Saransk, Russia). Political Repressions of the 30th XX century in Mordovia Newspapers

On the example of the modern Mordovian newspapers the article shows the role of mass media in touching the issue of political repressions of 1930th.

Keywords: political repression; “Zarja”; “Vpered”; “Sel’skie vesti”; GULAG; “Pobeda”; “Insarskij vestnik”.

A. N. RAKIN (Syktyvkar, Russia). Vocabulary of Material Culture in the Permic Languages

The article represents the first experience of the research of material culture vocabulary in three closely related languages: Komi-Zyryansky, Komi-Permyak and Udmurt. The author considers a system of food vocabulary symbols in diachronic and synchronic aspects.

Keywords: material culture; Permic languages; vocabulary; naming of food.

T. M. KAZANTSEVA (Saransk, Russia). Original Features in Artistic Interpretation of the Image of Erzya in the Works of Mordovian Poets

The article touches upon the works of Mordovian poets, dedicated to the famous sculptor Stepan Erzya. It makes an attempt to give an objective analysis of the works, which have not been previously analyzed in this area and identifies the common features in the perception of the phenomenon of Erzya by his countrymen.

Keywords: Mordovian poetry; legacy of S. Erzya; author’s perception; national identity.

A. V. CHEMYSHEV (Syktyvkar, Russia). Use of Improper Character Encoding: Considering the Problem

The article deals with a variety of non-standard fonts with “obsolete” character encoding used of by the national newspapers, magazines, publishers and the consequences of such use.

Keywords: information civilization; font; encoding; national alphabet; Unicode.

V. G. GAVRILOVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Dubbing as a Manifestation of Code-Switching

The article describes the dubbing of certain words and grammatical indices in oral discourse of the Mari and Russian language.

Keywords: bilingualism; code-switching; duplication; Mari language; Russian language.

G. N. BOYARINOVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Styles and Genre Variety of Mari Drama

The article researches the main styles and genres of Mari drama. It defines two main styles: realistic and lyrical-romantic.

Keywords: Folk traditions; character; conflict; stylistic direction; genre; philosophical concept.

V. T. MIKHAILOV (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Evolution of National Mari Textbooks during Soviet Period: History, Theory, Practice

It analysis the ongoing development of national Mari textbooks during the Soviet period (1917th – end of 1980th), shows thier conceptual basics and proves the need for continuity of the positive experience in the development of modern textbooks for national schools.

Keywords: textbooks; the policy and concept of national education.

T. N. BELYAEVA , I. G. FEDOTOVA-GRADOBAEVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Lyrical Genres of Poetry by Zoya Dudina

The article identifies the system of genres and artistic features in the poetry of Mari author Zoya Dudina.

Keywords: Mari poetry; Zoya Dudina; lyrical genres; genre identity.

S. V. SHEYANOVA (Saransk, Russia). Mordovia Novel of Our Time: National Artistic Traditionalism and Features of the Updated Epic Form

The article considers the national epic traditions and innovative features in Mordovia novels about modernity.

Keywords: novel about the modernity; national traditionalism; updated traditions; innovative features; literary trend.

D. V. TSYGANKIN (Saransk, Russia). Nominative Derivatives in Industrial Terminology in the Mordovian languages

The article considers the nominatives, lexicalized phrases, in the context of semantic relations of their components.

Keywords: nominative; lexicalized phrase; regularity; optimality.

M. V. RYABININA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Indirect Form of Mental Imaging in the Story “Orphaned Soul” by G. Alexeyev

The article considers the portrait, landscape and interior in the story of Mari writer G. Alexeyev “Orphaned Soul” as the methods of indirect visualization of psychological images.

Keywords: Mari story; indirect form of mental images; landscape; portrait; details.


G. A. KORNISHINA (Saransk, Russia). Place and Role of Courses in History and Culture of Finno-Ugric Peoples in the Academic Space of the Republic of Mordovia

The article analyzes the importance and role of academic disciplines related to the Finno-Ugric peoples taught in Higher and Secondary educational institutions in Republic of Mordovia.

Keywords: modern concept of education; levels of education in history; history and culture of the Finno-Ugric peoples; national and cultural differentiation; N.P.OgarevMordoviaStateUniversity.

E. N. MOKSHINA (Saransk, Russia). Image of a Bear in Religious and Mythological Beliefs of Finno-Ugric Peoples (Mordovians, Mari, Udmurt, Komi, etc.)

This article analyzes religious and mythological beliefs of the Finno-Ugric Peoples (Mordovians, Mari, Udmurt and Komi, Finns, etc.) related to the image of the bear, which was worshiped by many people as a totem animal for a long time.

Keywords: bear; Finno-Ugric peoples; Mordovians; religious and mythological beliefs; folklore; totem animal; “Bear Festival”.


B. S. SVYATOGOROVA (Saransk, Russia). Idolatry in Religious Beliefs of Mordovians

The author refers to the wildly discussible research problem of the existence of idolatry in religious beliefs of Mordovians and shows how today’s cultural tradition witnesses its revival as ritual practices.

Keywords: Mordovians; religious beliefs; idol; idolatry; tradition


I. V. BAHLOV, I. V. KURLEVSKY (Saransk, Russia). Mordovia in the System of Russian Federalism: Specific Features of Status and Role Characteristics

On the example of the Republic of Mordovia the article features political and legal status of the republics of the Russian Federation. It analyzes the stages and main directions of transformation of modern Russian federalism.

Keywords: Republic of Mordovia; Russian federalism; federal relations; subject of Federation; characteristics of status and role.

O. YU. KUZIVANOVA (Syktyvkar, Russia). Mordovia in the System of Russian Federalism: Specific Features of Status and Role Characteristics

The article deals with ethnic and cultural symbols in the political space of the Finno-Ugric republics, their role and importance for the different political actors. In reference to ethnicity it gives the particular attention to ethno-political symbolism.

Keywords: Finno-Ugric republics; ethnic and cultural symbols; symbolic resources of ethnicity.

V. V. MITROKHIN, I. K. SIMAEVA (Saransk, Russia). Structural and Dynamic Analysis of the Deposit and Loan Portfolio of Commercial Banks in Mordovia

The article gives structural and dynamic analysis of deposit and loan portfolios of banking institutions in Mordovia in order to assess the balance of their policies.

Keywords: regional banks; deposit portfolio; credit portfolio; placements; funding.

S. G. BUSALOVA, S. M. MAKEYKINA, R. I. PANKOVA (Saransk, Russia). Ethnic and Economic Aspects of the Effectiveness of Implementation of National Target Programs in Modern Conditions (on the example of Mordovia)

It proves the necessity of providing high performance solutions of contemporary social and economic problems with the help of programme methods. It assesses the effectiveness of the target program in Mordovia on the basis of regional techniques program budget, target program, the effectiveness of budget expenditures, program-target method, integrated and primary.

Keywords: program budget; target program; the effectiveness of budget expenditures; program-target method; integrated and primary criterion; performance monitoring; resource provision.

V. S. SOLOVYEV, V. I. SHABYKOV (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Relations of Ethnical Values in the Republic of Mari El: Conflict Factors

The article proves that national pride and religiosity can be the factors of ethnic conflicts and tension in society.

Keywords: Republic of Mari El; relations of ethnic values; ethnic tensions; national pride; religiosity.

O. N. ROMANOVA, D. K. ROMANOV (Saransk, Russia). Comparative Analysis of Early Forms of Psychological Culture of the Russians and Mordovians

Basing on fairy tales the article shows the results of the comparative analysis of early forms of psychological culture of the Russian and Mordovian people.

Keywords: psychological culture; national and ethnic characteristics of psychological culture; regulatory and practical; value and semantic; cognitive components of psychological culture.

E. A. HOMJAKOV (Saransk, Russia). English in Modern Finland: Current Condition and Usage Problems

The article analyzes the causes of mass distribution of English in Finland and its impact on the development and preservation of national culture and formation of national identity of the Finns in the context of globalization.

Keywords: English; bilingualism; European Union; Finland; national identity; globalization; inter-ethnic communication; intercultural communication.


V. K. ABRAMOV (Saransk, Russia). Days of Kindred Peoples in Estonia

E. N. MOKSHINA (Saransk, Russia). New book about Mordovian People

A. B. TANASEICHUK (Saransk, Russia). A review on the play “Spiritual Czar and Sovereign” by V. Aksenova

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