Contents (2013, 2)

FUM-2013-02 (cover)


Interview with P. N. TULTAEV, the President of the Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation


«Finno-Ugric World: Problems and Perspectives»

Janos PUSZTAY (г. Badacsonytomaj, Hungary). The Situation of the Finno-Ugric Languages: Problems and Perspectives

It studies the topical issues of the development of Finno-Ugric languages and highlights the factors affecting their future: a demographic factor, the weakening of ethnic identity, the proportion of the titular people in the ethnic motherland population. It discusses the problem of the preservation of the languages of Finno-Ugric peoples in Russia.

Keywords: Finno-Ugric languages; Finno-Ugric world; titular nations; ethnic identity; demography.

Emese EGEY (Szombathely, Hungary). Folk Song as the Basis of National Music

It considers the search for the foundations of Hungarian music as an aspect of creativity of Hungarian composers. The article develops the idea of the classification of folk songs and proves the importance of collecting folk material as a condition of preservation of the ethnic identity.

Keywords: folk song; folk music; comparative study; classification of melodies; folklore.

Marta CSEPREGI (Budapest, Hungary). Culture and Language – Points of Interaction

It presents extra-linguistic factors that contribute to the development of the language. It shows some aspects of the research of spiritual culture of the Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia by Finnish and Hungarian scholars, discloses the relationship of language and culture and the need for an interdisciplinary approach in order to identify common patterns in language learning.

Keywords: Finno-Ugric Studies; spiritual traditions; culture; language; interdisciplinarity.

Agnes KEREZSI (Budapest, Hungary). Exhibits of Material Culture of Moksha and Erza in the Finno-Ugric Collection of Antal Reguly

It shows the history of collecting ethnographic material of the Finno-Ugric peoples. The particular attention is paid to the Hungarian scholar Antal Reguly, who collected the earliest exhibits in European collections for the EthnographicMuseum (Budapest, Hungary). It provides the information about the ethnographic material of the Mordovians-Erza and Mordovians-Moksha presented in the Museum.

Keywords: ethnographic museum; ethnography; Finno-Ugric peoples; Moksha; Erza.

A. V. ISHMURATOV (Izhevsk, Russia). Main Activities of the Finno-Ugric Research and Education Center for Humanitarian Technologies of Udmurt State University

It touches upon the issues of training high skilled personnel and the issue of modern technologies for education in rural areas. The article proves the necessity of establishing the conditions for ethnic and cultural education as one of the aspects of increasing national consciousness among the Udmurts.

Keywords: mother tongue; national roots; ethnic and cultural education; Finno-Ugric Studies; integration; innovation; institutionalization.

R. V. KIRILLOVA (Izhevsk, Russia). Zoomorphic Symbolism in the Udmurt Poem by M. P. Petrov «Italmas»

The article tells about the content of the Udmurt poem by M. P. Petrov «Italmas» and explains the zoomorphic symbols: a swan, and a golden eagle.

Keywords: poem; a symbol; Udmurt gentiles; mentality; national form.

G. M. AGEEVA (Saransk, Russia). Booklore in Ethno-cultural Dimension

It studies some aspects of the development of the book culture with the focus made on the ethno-establishing function. It examines the views of national and foreign scholars on the role of booklore in today’s world.

Keywords: booklore; book culture; information sphere; communication; ethnic culture.

O. G. BELOMOEVA (Saransk, Russia). World Outlook as a Condition for Cultural Interaction

It touches upon the importance of the world outlook paradigm in the dialogue of cultures.

Keywords: interaction of cultures; Finno-Ugric peoples; Finno-Ugric world; integration; fragmegration; globalization; localization and glocalization.

T. G. VANTSOVA (Saransk, Russia). E-learning Resources for Solving the Problem of Preservation of National Languages (on the example of the Mordovian languages)

Following the decision of preservation and promotion of the Mordovian languages the author suggests the project to create an information portal “Ethno-linguistic Education in the Republic of Mordovia”. The main advantage of this educational resource is the structural organization of the portal and its information content.

Keywords: national languages; Mordovian (Moksha, Ersa) languages; Mordovian language culture; e-learning resources.

A. A. BULYCHEVA (Saransk, Russia). Social Partnership of the Finno-Ugric World Libraries

It analyzes the social partnership of the libraries of the Republic of Mordovia as an up to date trend which allows to promote its own interests and is an effective factor of rendering high quality information and library services to the public.

Keywords: social partnership; libraries of the Finno-Ugric world; information and library work.

JU. A. ELISEEVA (Saransk, Russia). Common Information Space of Finno-Ugric Universities as a Strategic Development Priority

It conspires the establishment of a common information space of the Finno-Ugric universities as multifunctional communication platform for the mutual implementation of important academic, research and cultural projects.

Keywords: Association of Finno-Ugric Universities; education; science; culture; information space.

A. D. YEREMEEV (Saransk, Russia). The Genesis of Professional Art of Mordovian Ethnic Group in the Russian Cultural Space

The article analyses the evolution of the professional art of Mordovian ethnic group from its origins to the present. It emphasizes the special role of Russian cultural tradition in the establishment and development of professional Mordovian types of creativity, and draws attention to the strengthening of contacts with the artistic culture of the Finno-Ugric world within modern Russian cultural space.

Keywords: professional art; artistic tradition; Mordovian ethnic group; cultural interchange; artistic and aesthetic criteria; folklore.

I. V. KLYUYEVA (Saransk, Russia). Louis Orsetti about Stepan Erzya: Ethnics and Ethics of the Mordovians as the Basis of the Sculptor’s World View

It analyzes the published and unpublished sources about the Mordovian sculptor Stepan Erzya, written by an Argentine journalist Luis Orsetti. It reveals the meaning of “ethno-cultural factor”, the ethno-ethics of the Mordovian people, for the worldview of the sculptor.

Keywords: S. D. Erzya; L. Orsetti; XX century sculpture; “ethno-cultural factor” in the worldview of the sculptor; the ethno-ethics of Mordovian people.

T. V. KOSHMAN (Astana, Kazakhstan). Finno-Ugric Peoples in Kazakhstan: According to 2009 National Census

The article gives the results of the census in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which shows the dynamics of the formation of the Finno-Ugric ethnic groups which has begun in the XIX century.

Keywords: Finno-Ugric ethnic groups; traditional national culture; nation; nationality; processes of ethnic identification.

M. V. LOGINOVA (Saransk, Russia). On the Relationship of Art and Ethnicity

The author shows the evidence of the relationship between the art and ethnic groups. It emphasizes the ethnic function of the art and its role in ensuring the continuity of the spiritual life of the people through the mechanism of artistic tradition.

Keywords: traditional culture; universal human values; the ethnic role of arts; ethnic and artistic integrity; ethnic groups.

E. N. LOMSHINA (Saransk, Russia). Creating a Common Educational Space of the Finno-Ugric Studies: Prospects for Development

The article discusses the problem of creating a common educational space of the Finno-Ugric Studies and gives the characteristic of European and international programs such as Tempus, Jean Monnet, and Erasmus Mundus.

Keywords: academic mobility; master degree; Finno-Ugric Studies; Association of Finno-Ugric Universities.

N. I. UCHAIKINA (Saransk, Russia). International Centers as the Condition for Study and Preservation of National Cultures

It proves the necessity of combining efforts for the research, development and preservation of national (Finno-Ugric) cultures. It defines the role of international academic and research centers in cooperation with the leading scholars of the Finno-Ugric world.

Keywords: international Centre; education; science; Finno-Ugric culture; socio-cultural interaction; intercultural dialogue.

N. A. KHAFIZOVA (Perm, Russia). Potential of Academic and Professional Cultural Elites for Solving the Problems of Identity

The author considers the role of the academic elite in the development of the theoretical level of ethnic consciousness and its methods of operation. It formulates the main tasks in optimizing the potential of culture to enhance ethnic self-esteem. It also defines the modern tasks for the cultural elite of the Finno-Ugric peoples.

Keywords: ethnic identity; professional cultural elite; Finno-Ugric peoples; ethnic identity.

I. N. SHKOLKINA (Saransk, Russia). Concept of Conscience in the Culture of the Mordovians

It studies the introduction of the cultural concept “conscience” in the language and gives a comparative analysis of the sayings (English, Russian, Mordovian) with the meaning of righteous living.

Keywords: folklore; metaphor; conscience; ancient Mordovians; cultural transformation; language.


YU. G. ANTONOV (Saransk, Russia). Genre and Thematic Originality of Mordovian Comedy of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

The article researches the motion of the Mordovian comedy genres in the second half of the twentieth century and its thematic diversity. When considering the genre palette of the comedy the emphasis is made on the specifics of dramatic conflict, the originality of the character and the principles of their analysis.

Keywords: mordovia drama; comedy; romantic comedy; satirical comedy; comic character; conflict.

N. A. AGAFONOVA, I. N. RYABOV (Saransk, Russia). Dialectological Atlas as the Result of the Research of Erzya Dialects with the Help of Linguistic Geography Methods

The article covers the issues of creating dialectological atlas of Erzya dialects in the Republic of Mordovia.

Keywords: dialect; linguistic geography; area; mapping; variation of lexical tokens; dialectological atlas.

E. V. NAUMOVA (Saransk, Russia). The Man and the Time in Russian Poetry in Mordovia at the Turn of XX–XXI Centuries (on the works by K. Tangalychev)

The author considers the artistic features of the book of poems “By Heart”, “The Road to Kazan”, “Near-village” of Russian-speaking Mordovian poet K. Tangalychev. The author analyzes the main features of the works and shows their artistic features.

Keywords: book of poems; poem; poetry; creative work; K. Tangalychev; motive; theme; lyrical character; God; poet; existence.

A. YU. MASLOVA, T. I. MOCHALOVA (Saransk, Russia). Ethno-linguistic Representation of Ritual Activities in the Phraseology of the Russian Dialects in the Republic of Mordovia

The paper presents an ethno-linguistic analysis of the ritual activities represented by dialect phraseology of Russian dialects speakers on the territory of Mordovia.

Keywords: dialect phraseology; ritual; ethno-linguistics; linguistic view of the world.

N. M. MOSINA (Saransk, Russia). The Semantic Characteristics and Modes of Expression of Experience and Perception as Predicate Actants of Perception in the Erzya Language

On the material of the Erzya language the article researches semantic and grammatical means of expression of the central arguments of the verbs of perception, sensorial, mental and emotional state that is experience and perception.

Keywords: semantic case; actant; experience and perception; experience predicates; semantics of syntax.

V. F. ROGOZHINA (Saransk, Russia). Functioning of the Phraseology in the Moksha Colloquial Language and Its Semantic Grouping

The article deals with the functioning of the phraseology in Moksha colloquial language, its semantic structure, and distinctive features of phraseological synonyms (stylistic, lexical and grammatical structure of the phraseological synonyms).

Keywords: phraseology; phraseological unit; phraseological synonyms; single and multi-structural phraseological synonyms.

G. S. IVANOVA, I. JA. ZHEBRATKINA (Saransk, Russia). The Morphology of Some Impersonal Pronouns in Pshenevskij Dialect of the Moksha Language

The article discusses the morphological features of the interrogative, relative, indefinite, negative, attributive pronouns in Pshenevskij dialect of the Moksha language, determining their paradigmatic possibilities.

Keywords: Moksha language; dialect; pronoun; morphology; paradigm; case.

E. A. TSYPANOV (Syktyvkar, Russia). Names for Baths in Finno-Ugric Languages

The article analyses linguistic, cultural and historical aspects of the names of traditional to the modern nations steam baths in various Finno-Ugric languages both borrowed from other languages and native.

Keywords: Finno-Ugric languages; historical lexicology; borrowings; native-language tokens to indicate the bath.


N. V. KIROSOVA (Syktyvkar, Russia). The System of Organization and Holding of Regional Komi Party Conferences (1921–1940)

The article discusses the problems related to the party-building in the Komi Autonomous Region. It emphasizes the issues of the organization and holding of regional conferences: timing, representation of delegates, topicality of the agendas, survey of the participants, etc.

Keywords: history of all-Russian Communist party and all-Soviet Union Communist party; party building; history of the Republic of Komi; Komi regional party conferences; system of organizing and conducting conferences; highest party authority.


I. V. ABDRASHITOVA (Saransk, Russia). The problem of the hermeneutic analysis of fairy tales (on the example of Mordovian tales “Harvest in winter”, “Unfinished bast shoe”, “Hot sled”)

It offers a constructive approach to the interpretation of the text on the example of Mordovian popular fairy tales “Harvest in winter”, “Unfinished bast shoe”, “Hot sled”, as well as the way out for the hermeneutic circle with the help of proverbs and illustrations on the one hand, and the search for ethical reasons on the other hand; it emphasizes the positive synthesis of ethical and exemplary interpretations.

Keywords: interpretation; illustration; Mordovian popular fairy tales; hermeneutical circle; ethnicity.

E. N. ANTIPKINA, T. V. KLYUKINA, T. N. SIDORKINA (Saransk, Russia). Commercialization of the Results of Fundamental and Applied Research in Finno-Ugric Culture

The article discusses the features of the implementation of the results of fundamental and applied research in Finno-Ugric Studies conducted at the Institute of National Culture of N. P. Ogarev Mordovia State University for the real sector of the economy.

Keywords: National Research University; Development Programme; commercialization of work; Finno-Ugric culture; “Mordovian farmstead”.

L. E. KORSAKOVA (Cheboksary, Russia). Religious Focus of the Finno-Ugric Ethnic and Cultural Mentality

In the article the author addresses the religion as one of the dominant of Finno-Ugric mentality and considers the structure of religious beliefs of ethnic groups on the examples of Mordovian and Mari culture.

Keywords: Finno-Ugric ethnic and cultural mentality; religion; mythology; Orthodoxy.

N. V. RYABOV (Saransk, Russia). The Image of the World Tree as the Pillar of the Universe for the Finno-Ugric People

The article discusses a variety of cultural and historical variants of the world tree in Finno-Ugric culture. It gives a comparative analysis of the universality of the concept of the world since ancient times.

Keywords: World Tree; the world axis; ancient mythology; cosmogony of Mordovia ethnic group; habitat of our ancestors.

L. V. SAVUSHKINA (Saransk, Russia). The Problem of Cross-Cultural Communication in the Modern Humanities

The article discusses the problems of cross-cultural communication, which is regarded by the author as the communication of the representatives of different cultures speaking different languages.

Keywords: cross-cultural communication; Finno-Ugric world; language; interdisciplinary; cultural dialogue; cultural identity.


S. P. BURLANKOV, I. V. ZAHVATOVA (Saransk, Russia). Modern Russian Tourist Market and the Prospects for its Development in Mordovia

The defines of the concept of “tourism”, describes the dynamics of the development of international tourism in the last decade and characterizes the place of Russia at the global tourist market.

Keywords: tourism; the development of tourism in the world, Russia and Mordovia; tourist activity; tourist arrivals.

N. P. MAKARKIN, V. V. MITROKHIN (Saransk, Russia). Funding of Energy Efficiency Projects: Opportunities for Mordovia

The article researches the problems of financing projects related to improving energy efficiency of regional businesses and organizations and considers the scenarios of borrowed funding of energy saving measures.

Keywords: tenergy efficiency; energy saving; borrowed funding; regional banks; investment projects; leasing; factoring; project financing.

S. G. BUSALOVA, S. M. MAKEYKINA, R. I. PANKOVA (Saransk, Russia). Topical Issues of Financial Security of National Policy in Ethno-Cultural Development of the Finno-Ugric Society

It analyses modern trends of improving socio-economic conditions of the Finno-Ugric peoples, including the significant change in the financial support for the state national policy in the sphere of their ethnic and cultural development.

Keywords: financial security; national policy; ethnic and cultural development; Finno-Ugric society; ethnic factor; ethno-national territory; management of the national processes; economic sustainability of ethnic groups.

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