Contents (2010, 1)


1000-anniversary of Mordovian People Unity with the peoples of Russia. The Interview with Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Mordovia N. L. KHRAMOV


A. V. KAMITOVA (Izhevsk, Russia). Images of Celestial Bodies in the Poetry by Kuzebay Gerd

The article deals with the images of celestial bodies in the works of the classicist of Udmurt literature Kuzebaya Gerd. It analyses the works and determines their figurative meanings.

G. A. NEKRASOVA (Syktyvkar, Russia). E-corpus of Dialects as a Resource to Preserve and Study Komi Dialects

It discusses the principles of organization of Komi dialects electronic database, including two major types of electronic resources – texts and dictionary corpus.

A. N. KUKLIN (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Special Features of the Mari Language in the Ural-Volga Historical and Ethnographic Regions

The author analyzes the features of the languages of the Ural-Volga region and provides the definition of the existing ethno-linguistic situation. The article emphasizes the role of the Mari language and the Republic of Mari El.

O. S. ZIYAVADINOVA (Syktyvkar, Russia). Natural Philosophe Motives in the Komi Literature among the Volga region Literatures the late XIX – the first third of the XX centuries: I. Kuratov, S. Dorofeev, K. Gerd

The article analyzes the works of the Finno-Ugric poets who gave birth to literature tradition of artistic representation of nature and established various forms to describe it.


N. V. BOCHKANOVA, L. N. GARSHINA (Saransk, Russia). Leading Finno-Ugric Researcher Paul Ariste


I. L. ZHEREBTSOV (Syktyvkar, Russia). Little Ice Age in the History of Finno-Ugric Peoples of Europe

The article considers the influence of climate cooling in XVI beginning of XVIII century on historical and demographic development of Finno-Ugric peoples of Europe. It notes that due to the increased number of natural disasters, crop failures caused famine and high mortality and led to the decrease of population.

Yu. V. LYTVYN (Petrozavodsk, Russia). Gender Distribution of Labor Duties in a Karelian Family in the Late XIX – Early XX Century

It considers traditional agricultural and domestic duties though gender perspective, including their impact on the lives of Karelian female peasants.

L. I. NIKONOVA (Saransk, Russia), L. N. SCHANKINA (Moscow, Russia). Mordovian Peoples of Russia: Problems, Background, and Field Data

The article discusses the problem of study of Mordovians settlements: its historical and ethnographic aspects. The author analyzes the results of the expeditions undertaken in the regions of Russia.

I. V. BAHLOV (Saransk, Russia). The Habsburgs and Hungary in the XIV–XV Centuries: Hungarian Factor in Imperial System Transformation in the Alps-Danube Region

The article discusses the relationship of the Habsburg and Hungary in XIV–XV centuries as a factor of the imperial system transformation in the Alps-Danube region.

L. G. MERKUSHKINA (Saransk, Russia). A. S. Pushkin National Library of the Republic of Mordovia during the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945 (in the light of new archival documents)

It features the work of the A. S. Pushkin National Library of the Republic of Mordovia and the work of Saransk Branch of the National Stock of literature during the Great Patriotic War.


T. V. JUSTUS (Cheboksary, Russia). Work of the Centre of Mordovia Culture of the Republic of Chuvashia on Conservation and Development of Ethnic and Cultural Traditions


V. V. KOVALEVA (Saransk, Russia). The Symbol of the Sun Rotating the World

The article discusses certain elements of ornamentation in decorative and applied art, and solar symbols in particular.


F. M. LELKHOVA (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia). Implementation of Results of Research into Practice (the experience of the Ob-Ugric Institute of Applied Research and Development)

G. N. DOROVSKIKH, M. S. FEDINA (Syktyvkar, Russia). International Finno-Ugric Cooperation of Syktyvkar State University: Expanding the Frontiers


O. A. BOGATOVA, A. I. KARGIN (Saransk, Russia). Monitoring of Ethnic and Interconfessional Relations in the Republic of Mordovia

It summarizes the results of monitoring of interethnic and interconfessional relations in the Republic of Mordovia in 2009, analyzes the regional characteristics of ethnic and confessional situation in the Republic and the main factors that affect its development.


Interview with Doctoral Student of Turku University, Master of Philosophy, E.-J. SALMINEN (Turku, Finland).

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