T. V. GERASKIN (Kovylkino, Russia). Theoretical Understanding of Genre Evolution of Mordovian Historical Prose
The author attempts to examine the evolution of genres in Mordovian historical prose. In order to do this he employs a historical and folklore material used by writers in their works.
Keywords: historical and literary process; transformation of the genre; historical prose; peasant literature; novel-tale; biographical novel.
T. I. MOCHALOVA, E. I. MASKAEVA (Saransk, Russia). Dyad “White – Black” Representation in the Regional Linguistic World Picture (Based on Russian Dialects in Mordovia Republic)
It features the functioning of the common colour words “white” and “black” in the Russian dialects of Mordovia Republic. It analyses the inclusion of these lexical tokens in the process of dialect word and phrase building.
Keywords: dialect; colour terminology; vocabulary; phraseology; semantics; nomination; linguistic picture of the world.
N. A. KULAKOVA (Saransk, Russia). Family Reflection of Moral Principles (on the Mordovian languages)
It reviews the terms of moral principles in Mordovian family and their application for children upbringing.
Keywords: morality; family; education; ethical terms; kindness; justice.
N. N. LEVINA (Saransk, Russia). Thought and Image Synthesis in the Novel by G. Pinyasov “Hot Summer”
It considers the specific features of presenting artistic images in the novel by G. Pinyasov “Hot Summer”. It analyses the author’s use of certain techniques, artistic and expressive tools.
Keywords: tale; artistic image; inner world; conflict; psychology; monologue; dialogue; portrait characteristic.
Y. N. MUKHINA (Kovylkino, Russia). Factors and Functions That Define Word Order in Erzya and Finnish Sentences
On the example of the Erzya and Finnish languages it examines the factors and functions that define word order in a sentence. Particular emphasis is paid to the logical stress, which connects word order and intonation.
Keywords: factors; grammatical function; word order; logical stress; intonation; Erzya language; Finnish language; simple sentence; topic; rheme.
L. L. KARPOVA, N. V. KONDRATYEVA (Izhevsk, Russia). System of Spatial Cases in the Modern Udmurt Language: Literary Language vs Dialects
The article researches the system of spatial cases in modern Udmurt literary language and its dialects in the context of composition and semantic content.
Keywords: Udmurt language; spatial cases; Northen Udmurt dialects; Besermyan language; secondary cases.
E. V. GUSEVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Stylistic Tools of Syntax in the Description of Human Appearance (on Mari novel)
On syntactic level it studies stylistic devices used for describing verbal portrait of a character in Mari novel.
Keywords: stylistics; Mari novel; verbal portrait of the character; stylistic device; parallelism; enumeration.
N. G. YURINA (Saransk, Russia). Finnish Theme in the Works by V. S. Solovyov
The article discusses poetical expression of the Finnish theme in the works of V. S. Solovyov, one of the most prominent Russian poets of the late nineteenth century. It pays a particular attention to the transformation of the image of Finland in his poetry.
Keywords: Finland; landscape, philosophical and love lyrics; poetic tradition; Vladimir Solovyov; poetry; theme; motive.
M. Z. LEVINA (Saransk, Russia). Morphology of the Numerals in Moksha Dialects
It considers the issues of word building and use and distribution of numerals in Moksha dialects.
Keywords: Moksha dialects and sub-dialects; territorial distribution; area; numeral; morphological features; grammatical features.
OUR SHARED HISTORY
O. B. KEVBRINA, T. V. KLEIMENOVA, N. V. NESTEROVA (Saransk, Russia). Development of the Legal Framework of Peasant Entrepreneurship in Mordovia in the Second Half of the XIX Century
It studies the formation of post-reform legal framework of peasant folk crafts entrepreneurship.
Keywords: legislative framework; Russia; Mordovia; Collection of statutes and government regulations; peasant entrepreneurship; fishery certificate; trade tax.
It studies the development of state and legal regulation of entrepreneurship during the economic recession in our country in the late 1980s – early 1990s. On the example of Mordovia Republic of it analyses the emergence of entrepreneurship in this period.
Keywords: political leadership; entrepreneurship; enterprise; Mordovia Republic; cooperative; privatization; “War of laws”.
TREASURY OF TRADITIONAL CULTURE
M. Yu. GRYZHANKOVA, M. E. RYABOVA (Saransk, Russia). Linguistic Consciousness in Social and Cultural Development of the Finno-Ugric World: Interaction of Cultures
It considers the socio-cultural aspects of the phenomenon of linguistic consciousness as one of the mechanisms that captures the national world view that forms ethnic mentality. It concludes about the positive mutual influence of diverse cultures as a resource for development of the Finno-Ugric world.
Keywords: linguistic consciousness; mentality; ethnicity; socialization; Finno-Ugric world; action plan; socio-cultural space.
M. A. MASTINA (Saransk, Russia). Semantic Content of “Death – Birth” Principle in the Archaic Consciousness of Mordovian people
It shows the specific features of the beliefs of archaic Mordovians about the development of the world. They considered it as a return of prosperity and fertility to the world with the help of structuring and reviving of the image of the mythological ancestor, the mixture of various sacred symbols in different combinations.
Keywords: archaic Mordovians; ritual; mythological ancestor.
R. V. NEKRASOV (Syktyvkar, Russia). Ancient Arts in the Context of Presenting Primitive Social Consciousness
It studies two sets of archaeological materials: Ural pictograms and carved wooden sculpture, which show a definite, sustainable trading focus of ancient art works.
Keywords: rock art; wooden carved sculpture; zoomorphic images; fishing cult; syncretism.
I. V. KLYUEVA (Saransk, Russia). Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna in the Life and Work of Stepan Erzia (unknown facts, documents and materials)
It gives the stage of the life of the sculptor S. Erzia during his studies in Moscow (1901–1907). For the first time it introduces into the academic use the documents that prove the participation of Elizabeth Feodorovna Romanova in his life and work. It attributes a painting of the Grand Duchess, created by the young artist.
Keywords: Mordovian people in the history of Russian culture; professional art of Mordovian people; S. Erzia; Elizabeth Feodorovna Romanova; Stroganov School; Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
A. V. IAKUSHKIN (Saransk, Russia). Arts and Crafts in the Geo-Cultural Image of Mordovia
The article deals with arts and crafts as a component of geo-cultural image of Mordovia. It analyses its role and importance in the structure of the geo-cultural image of the region.
Keywords: Moksha; Erzya; geo-cultural image; arts and crafts; carving; palmat; pari; embroidery; border; pokai; panar; rutsi; geometric pattern; wooden toy.
FINNO-UGRIC PEOPLES IN CHANGING WORLD
M. V. IGNATIEVA (Saransk, Russia). Ways to Improve Financial Sustainability of the Strategically Important Sector of the Industry of Mordovia Republic
Article specifies and systematizes the main points of the existing methods of studying financial sustainability. It makes conclusions about the financial sustainability of the strategically important industry and makes recommendations how to strengthen it.
Keywords: industrial sector of the region; development strategy; financial sustainability; region.
P. I. MERKULOV, S. V. MERKULOVA, S. V. SERGEYCHEVA (Saransk, Russia). Bioclimatic Comfort of Residence Area of the Finno-Ugric Peoples (on the Example of Volga Federal District)
It provides various indices of bioclimatic comfort of Volga Federal District and gives a series of maps characterizing the bioclimatic conditions of year seasons.
Keywords: bioclimate; Bodman Severity Index; equivalent-effective temperature; weather conditions pathogenicity index; cold load; medical geography.
It features the formation of economic and geographical image of a small territory of Finno-Ugric space that is Kochkurovsky District of Mordovia Republic. The area has the characteristics that specify national features of the region.
Keywords: economic and geographical image; territory of the Finno-Ugric space; Kochkurovsky District; historical and geographical, demographic, cultural, recreational image.
N. P. MAKARKIN (Saransk, Russia). Main Directions of Networking of Finno-Ugric Universities
Basing on the existing scientific and pedagogical schools and the research performed on Finno-Ugric topics, the author offers the main directions of academic and research collaboration of Universities and research institutions of Finno-Ugric Republics of Russia.
Keywords: scientific schools; research trends on Finno-Ugric topics.
S. G. BUSALOVA, S. M. MAKEYKINA, R. I. PANKOVA (Saransk, Russia). State Ethnic and National Policy: Main Points and Options of Funding
It studies the components of ethnic and national policy and current issues of their financial support. It focuses on contemporary positive trends and problems of financial support of ethnic and national projects and programs in the region.
Keywords: ethnic and national policy; realization of ethnic and national policy; funding of ethnic and national policy.
N. N. AZISOVA, A. N. CHEKUSHKIN (Saransk, Russia). Role of National and Cultural Public Organizations for Ethnic and Religious Consolidation of Civil Society (on the Example of Finno-Ugric communities)
The paper deals with the implementation of the state national policy in the region, the place and role of national and cultural public organizations for the development of civil society.
Keywords: state national policy; national and cultural autonomy; civil society; inter-ethnic and inter-confessional relations; Finno-Ugric community.
EVENTS, PEOPLE, BOOKS
V. K. ABRAMOV (Saransk, Russia). Russian-Finnish project (2013–2016)