Contents (2011, 1)

The Exercise of the Federal Laws “On National and Cultural Autonomy” and “On Non-governmental Organizations” in the Republic of Mordovia and Russian Regions with Compact Living of the Mordovians.

The report of M. V. MOSIN, the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of Interregional Public Movement of the Mordovians (Moksha and Erzya) at the Committee meeting (Saransk, December 22, 2010)


J. PUSZTAY (Szombathely, Hungary). Bilingualism – a Scourge or a Blessing?

The article features bilingualism from different points of view. The author concludes the need to support and develop bilingualism at various levels.

E. V. OSTAPOVA (Syktyvkar, Russia). “Kalevala” as a Source of Creating Artistic Works in the Komi Language

The paper presents the observations of the influence of the Karelian-Finnish epic poetry “Kalevala” on Komi literature. During the XX century its ideas, tunes, images and elements of versification reflected in the works of Komi classics of K. Zhakov, V. Chistaleva, V. Lytkina.

V. G. GAVRILOVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Distinctive Features of Coining Chemical Terms in the Mari Language

The paper studies the features of coining chemical terms in the Mari language. Along with the existing terms it considers possible ways of coining new terms using the resources of the Mari language.

V. A. LIMEROVA (Syktyvkar, Russia). Komi Story of 1920–1930-ies.: Ways of Studying

The paper discusses the need to update the interpretation of the classics of national literature of the first Soviet decades. On the example of well-known typical stories of 1920–1930-ies the author discusses the ways to study as the combination of genre, ethnic and poetic approaches.

E. A. AJBABINA, L. M. BEZNOSIKOVA (Syktyvkar, Russia). Features of the Komi Language in Conditions of Widespread Komi-Russian Bilingualism

E. V. RODIONOVA (Budapest, Hungary). “Like home …” (Poems of Udmurt poets about Hungary)

The article tells about the birth of Udmurt-Hungarian literary relations, the first translators of Hungarian literature and Udmurt poets written their poems aboutHungary. It is the first time when within one article the author reviews these poems together.

Y. A. TAMBOVTSEV (Novosibirsk, Russia). Phonetic and Typological Similarity in Distribution Characteristics of the Groups of Phonemes in Language Audio Chains (on the Erzya-Mordovian and Moksha-Mordovian languages)

The article deals with the typology of the structure of the sound chains of the Erzya-Mordovian and Moksha-Mordovian languages.


N. I. BOYARKIN (Saransk, Russia). The Work of Ingrid Ruutel in the Context of the Modern Finno-Ugric Ethnomusicology (on the anniversary of the scholar)


V. K. ABRAMOV (Saransk, Russia). Demographic Dynamics of Mordovian Population in Russia in the XXth Century

It considers the demographic and social dynamics of Mordovian population from 1897 to 2002. It analyzes the reasons for the decrease of Mordovians in some regions ofRussiain 1970–2002 and some regions of theRepublicofMordoviain 1959–2002.

Y. N. SUSHKOVA (Saransk, Russia). Aspects of Customary Law of pre-Christian Beliefs of Mordovians

The article discusses the features of pre-Christian beliefs of Mordovians, especially some aspects of customary law. The author discusses the close relationship of law, the prevailing standards of conduct and traditional beliefs.


A. A. BAZHENOVA (Syktyvkar, Russia). “Setomaa-2010”: the Place of Meeting Can Not Be Changed


E. N. LOMSHINA (Saransk, Russia). Some Aspects of the Ethnical Ethics Study (on example of Mordovian ethnic groups)

The article considers Mordovians’ ethnical ethics through the attitude to time, space, social and cultural ties and relationships, personal qualities, norms and ideals, values.


Z. I. STROGALSCHIKOVA (Petrozavodsk, Russia). Karelian Regional Public Organization “Society of Vepsian Culture”


G. M. AGEYEVA (Saransk, Russia). Finno-Ugric World: Electronic Format. Problems of Bibliographic Reflection in the Digital Environment

The article assesses the situation of Finno-Ugric bibliographical resources in the Internet. It analyzes the target portals and websites of those language group areas, as well as the websites of the libraries of Russian regions in terms of the bibliography on the topic.

V. I. SHABYKOV (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Sociological Portrait of a “World Citizen” (on research conducted in the Republic of Mari El)

The article discusses the enfranchised group of the population of theRepublicofMari El, which identifies itself as a world citizen. Its social and psychological portrait is created based on the indicators of age, residence, nationality, financial status, attitude to their ethnicity, presence / absence of communication barriers (problems), behavioral and value orientation, etc.


N. M. MOSINA, O. V. ABRAMOVA (Saransk, Russia). The XI International Congress of Finno-Ugric (CIFU 11) “Finno-Ugric Nations and Languages in the XXI Century”

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