«Traditions and Ceremonial Culture of Mordovian Ethnos: Problems and Prospects» (materials of round table discussion)
A. G. BURNAEV (Saransk, Russia). Expressive Palette of Moksha Dance Plastic on the Choreographic Map of Mordovia
It presents the materials on Moksha dance obtained at the international academic expedition.
Keywords: choreographic art; Mordovian dance culture; ethnic dance.
N. N. GLUKHOVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Research Methodology of the Ethical Values of Finno-Ugric Peoples
It provides a rationale for the use of algorithms to analyse authentic folklore texts of Finno-Ugric peoples.
Keywords: ethnic values; Finno-Ugric peoples; research algorithm; semantic analysis; factor analysis.
I. V. EMELKINA (Saransk, Russia). Interaction Dialectics of Traditions and Innovations in the Evolution of Russian Mentality
It reveals the dialectical relations of such concepts of culture as «tradition», «innovation» and «mentality».
Keywords: tradition; innovation; mentality; modernization.
A. D. EREMEYEV (Saransk, Russia). Specific Features of the Establishment of Art Culture of Mordovians
It analyses the relationship between cultures of the Finno-Ugric peoples in terms of artistic creativity.
Keywords: Mordovia people; artistic culture; national culture; folk art.
A. KEREZSI (Budapest, Hungary). The Results of Joint International Expedition in Zubovo-Polyansky District of the Republic of Mordovia
It brings results of the international academic and research expedition in Zubovo-Polyansky District of the Republic of Mordovia in 2013.
Keywords: Zubovo-Polyansky District; Finno-Ugric culture; tradition; international expedition; exhibit.
M. V. LOGINOVA (Saransk, Russia). Formation of Ethno-Aesthetics Methodology
It presents the methodological foundations of ethno-aesthetics in the context of traditional culture.
Keywords: ethno-aesthetics; ethnic culture; ethnic values.
E. N. LOMSHINA (Saransk, Russia). Development of Trends of Festive Culture of Mordovian Ethnos
It gives the materials of field studies collected during the international academic and research expedition in Zubovo-Polyansky and Dubenskiy District of the Republic of Mordovia in summer 2013.
Keywords: festive culture; Mordovian ethnicity; trends; field research; tradition; ritual; symbol.
E. N. MOKSHINA (Saransk, Russia). Religion and National Movement of Mordovians
It discusses the importance of religion in public and political life of the Republic of Mordovia.
Keywords: religion; ethno-confessional situation; national movement.
N. F. MOKSHIN (Saransk, Russia). The Role of the Finno-Ugric Heritage for the World Culture
It analyses the meaning of the Finno-Ugric culture in the context of national and world history.
Keywords: Finno-Ugric peoples; original culture; ethno-sphere.
N. I. UCHAIKINA (Saransk, Russia). Tradition and Innovation: Verges of Interaction
It analyses the interaction of traditions and innovations in the national culture.
Keywords: traditions; innovation; national culture.
O. V. RADZETSKAYA (Moscow, Russia), Y. V. KUZNETSOVA (Saransk, Russia). Eurasian Perspective in the Research of Folk Instruments of the Volga-Ural Region
It discusses the directions of research that present an idea of the Eurasian nature of instrumental folk traditions.
Keywords: ethnicity; Volga-Ural region; folk instruments; Eurasianism.
L. I. NIKONOVA (Saransk, Russia). Studies in the Humanities and the Ethnic Culture of the Peoples of Mordovia: Experience, Practice and Current Conditions
It analyses current research on ethnic culture of the Mordovians.
Keywords: migration; ethnicity; ethnography.
A brief report on an international expedition, where the author participated.
Keywords: ceremonial culture; Mordovians; Finno-Ugric peoples.
S. P. GUDKOVA (Saransk, Russia). Specific Features of the Development of Russian Poetry in Mordovia (based on Victor Mishkin’s works)
It considers the specific features of Russian poetry in Mordovia on the example of works of V. Mishkin. It gives the genre features of his poetry, features of his poetic style; analyses the methods and techniques employed to reveal the image of lyrical character; outlines ways for further development of the modern poetic process in Mordovia.
Keywords: modern poetry in Mordovia; poetic process; ethnic flavour; topical originality; genre specificity.
M. A. SAMAROVA (Izhevsk, Russia). Informative Nature of Poetical Anthroponyms
It considers informative content of a proper name used by authors in fiction books.
Keywords: proper name; appellative; anthroponym; poetonim; informative content of encyclopaedic information; informative content of voice data; informative content of language information.
It analyses of modern texts of stories about the supernatural (bylichki) in terms of their imagery system. The main result of the article is the following: the transformation of mythological images in these stories on the territory of Mordovia is related to the mutual influence and interaction of mythological concepts of Mordovian and Russian people to the development of scientific and research knowledge, as well as to the changes in life and traditional systems of values of the carriers of this folk culture.
Keywords: bylichki; mythology; imaging system; character; story; tradition; folklore genre.
T. R. DUSHENKOVA (Izhevsk, Russia). Semantics and Etymology of the Concept ‘Sölyk’ meaning “Sin” in the Udmurt Language
The article discusses a lexical token “sölyk” in the Udmurt language. Particular attention is paid to its semantics and etymology. It brings the arguments in favour of it to be borrowed from the Bulgarian language.
Keywords: sin; Bulgarian language; Mari language; Chuvash language; borrowing; etymology.
I. A. KUBANTSEVA (Saransk, Russia). Formation of Fiction Literature Written in the Mordovian Language in 1920th
The article touches upon the history of the establishment of Mordovian literature. It features the formation of the pool of Mordovian writers and the influence of the classics of Russian and Soviet literature on their works. It presents the results of the analysis of the works of Mordovian authors (Moksha and Erzya) considering political features of that period.
Keywords: national periodical press; a writer; fiction work; prose; poetry; a genre; Mordovian literature; edition; village correspondent; a reader; criticism.
V. P. GRISHUNINA (Saransk, Russia). Lexical Variants for Kinship Vocabulary in Moksha Dialects (lexicographical, linguistic and geographical aspects)
It shows dialectal differences of Moksha dialects, defines the basic processes of development and change of dialect vocabulary, determines dialectal features referred to kinship vocabulary as well as dialects properties of the Moksha language at the lexical, phonetic and semantic levels.
Keywords: vocabulary; dialecticism; dialect vocabulary; variation; territorial distribution; dialects; synonymous.
N. M. MOSINA, N. V. CHINAEVA (Saransk, Russia). Characteristics of Structural Components of Causative Constructions of Various Types in the Erzya Language
The article studies the semantic and morphological features of components of causative constructions on the material of the Erzya language. It brings various types of causative constructions based on the presence/absence of possible actants of a causative verb. It defines semantic roles for the required members of causation.
Keywords: causative; causative construction; semantic role; actant; causative verb; Causative; Patientive; Objective; Perceptive; Experiensive.
A. M. GREBNEVA, E. S. RUSKINA (Saransk, Russia). System Relations in Mordovia Languages Nominates with Indirectly Highlighted Value Components
It studies specific features of some groups of the Mordovian languages nominates with motivated components.
Keywords: nominate; lexicalized combination; lexical-semantic group; dialect vocabulary; Finno-Ugric languages.
E. V. LEBEDEVA (Tartu, Estonia). Etymological Interpretation of Some of Mari Ichtyonyms
It considers Mari words for chub, nerfling and dace.
Keywords: ichtyonyms; etymology; Mari language dialects; kindred languages.
OUR SHARED HISTORY
A. A. BLANDOV (St. Petersburg, Russia). «We were Called Korelyaks by all, and we do not know the Karelian Language… »: Sub-ethnic Group of the Valdai Karelians in the XX Century and the beginning of the XXI Century
This paper, based on field research done in 2010–2014, discusses the history of assimilation of sub-ethnic group of the Valdai Karelians who lived in the southeast of the Novgorod region till the 1990s.
Keywords: Valdai Karelians; Novgorod Karelians; Karel sub-ethnos; Valdai dialect of Karelian language.
TREASURY OF TRADITIONAL CULTURE
T. A. ENIVATOVA (Kovylkino, Russia). Search of a New Paradigm of Ethno-Traditions in Work: Thinking and Language
It analyses the interaction of traditions Mordovians (material and spiritual) and professional fine art.
Keywords: ethno-traditions; material culture; spiritual culture; art, painting; ethnicity; ethno-futurism; creativity; values.
N. V. RYABOV (Saransk, Russia). Reflection of Religious and Mythological Beliefs of Mordovians in Architecture of Rural Housing
It reveals the philosophical ideas about life cycles of human existence as reflected in the housing complex of Mordovians. It emphasises the spiritual components of traditional culture in the form of performing various ceremonial actions.
Keywords: Mordovian housing complex; ancestor worship; image of a house guardian; mythological beliefs; decorative elements; architectural and artistic element.
The article deals with the issues of parallelism and interrelation of different cultures based on mythological and religious material of the world creation.
Keywords: The Bible; creation of the World; translations of the Scripture; mythology; culture; religious beliefs; proto-myth.
V. G. TOKPULATOV (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Ethnic Culture of the Mari as History of Project Culture in XX century
The article discusses the history of the ethnic culture of the Mari in the XX century on the materials of I–IV Congress. For this purpose it uses the methodology of cultural anthropology developed by С. Wissler for the first time.
Keywords: ethnic culture; culture patterns; project culture management; the Mari.
FINNO-UGRIC PEOPLES IN CHANGING WORLD
O. I. AVERINA, J. V. KABANOVA, A. A. LYABUSHEVA (Saransk, Russia). Ethno-Tourism: Fashion or Tribute?
Upon the example of the Republic of Mordovia, the article describes a new kind of tourist services called ethno-tourism. It gives the results of the research aimed at defining the attitude of the people who live in the Republic to ethno-tourism and specific features of local culture.
Keywords: ethno-tourism; culture; ethnic culture; customs; rites.
L. A. CHELMAKINA, M. V. BURNAEVA (Saransk, Russia). Assessment of the Potential and Direction of Ethno-Tourism in the Republic of Mordovia
It studies the problems of formation ethnographic tourism as one of the promising areas of the development of the Republic of Mordovia. It analyses the development of potential of ethno-tourism in Mordovia, and gives its assessment in comparison with Karelia.
Keywords: еthno-tourism; rural tourism; development potential; Republic of Mordovia; rural population; socio-economic development.
A. P. GORINA, V. O. KUZMINA (Saransk, Russia). Problems and Prospects of Development of Human Resources in the Region (on the example of Republic of Mordovia)
It analyses the situation at the labour market of the Republic of Mordovia and examines the main indicators characterizing the regional market. It highlights the main problems and prospects of further development of the human resources of the republic.
Keywords: economically active population; level of economic activity; human resources; regional market.
V. V. GRIBANOV (Syktyvkar, Russia), I. A. BYKOV (Saint-Petersburg, Russia). Conceptual Problems of Interaction Models Between Business and the Authorities of the Finno-Ugric Peoples: a Comparative Analysis
It compares the model of communication of business and governmental bodies practiced in different countries and national autonomies of Russia which belong to the Finno-Ugric peoples.
Keywords: Finno-Ugric peoples; government and business; GR; lobbying.
The article considers the history of legislative regulations and practice of the use of special psychological knowledge in the criminal proceedings in cases involving juvenile, as well as the development of scientific thought in the field.
Keywords: juvenile; psychologist specialist; special psychological knowledge; forensic psychiatric examination; criminal proceedings; psychologist expert.