Contents (2011, 2/3)


N. P. MAKARKIN (Saransk, Russia). Mordovia State University: Role of Ethnic and Cultural Development of the Finno-Ugric World

S. D. BUNTOV (Izhevsk, Russia). International Cooperation of Udmurt State University, Transition to Bachelor and Master System of Higher Education and its Implications


A. PASANEN (Helsinki, Finland). «Language Nest» for the Revival of the Finno-Ugric Languages: Experiences and Perspectives

It considers the possibilities of the revival of languages under the threat of extinction with the help of the method called «language nest»

O. S. ZIJAVADINOVA (Syktyvkar, Russia). Harmony of the North in the Prose by Callistratus F. Zhakov

It touches upon the representation of natural and philosophical views of the scholar, interprets a complex set of philosophical, social, environmental, and aesthetic ideas.

S. CAGNOLI (Paris, France). Bilingualism in the Komi and Nisart Theaters: Nebdinsa Vittori and Francis Gag

The author researches the role of national languages in bilingual countries comparing the Komi and Nisart theaters.

T. L. KUZNETSOVA (Syktyvkar, Russia). The New Trend in the Development of Komi Prose at the Turn of XX – XXI century

It proves that modern Komi prose has established a trend to extinguish traditional forms of artistic simulation of life. Expressing complex relations of a contemporary person with the world, writers come to original artistic decisions, creating an unconventional composition and the scope of topos. It also observes the closeness to the poetics of postmodernity.

D. V. TSYGANKIN (Saransk, Russia). Common Finno-Ugric Verb Stems in the Mordovian and Khanty Languages

The article describes the etymological (common) verb stems in the Mordovian and Khanty languages.


Y. N. SUSHKOVA (Saransk, Russia). Nicholay F. Mokshin. Celebrating 75th Anniversary


A. V. BOLSHAKOVA (Boksitogorsk, Russia ). Participation of Women in Development Vepsian Traditional Folk Medicine in the late XIX – early XX century

Employing the materials of the late XIX – early XX century, the author examines the development of traditional Vepsian medicine and participation of Vepsian women in it.

N. N. GOVRYAKOVA, D. S. SCHURYAKOVA (Saransk, Russia). Economic and Cultural Development of Ancient Mordovian People: the Evolution of Money

The paper shows the evolution of money in Mordovia region between X – XIV centuries.


R. A. KUDRYAVTSEVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). VIII International Symposium «Linguistics connections of Volga region»


N. N. ERMAKOVA (Tallinn, Estonia). Funeral Laments in Modern Commemorative Ceremonies of Erzya Mordovians (the case of villages of Ardatov district of Mordovia)

This article discusses the most extant commemorative ritual (remembrance meal of the person deceased for 40 days) and lamentations for the deceased.

A. G. BURNAEV (Saransk, Russia). Characteristic Features of the Finno-Ugric Dance Tradition

The questions of the dance traditions of Finno-Ugric peoples. A comparative analysis of selected areas of folk dance.


N. A. KAZANTSEVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). «Saskavy» – the Strength of the Fruit, the Strength of Life


N. G. EGOSHINA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Grammar School as a Center of multicultural Education

Nowadays the problem of ethno-cultural upbringing of children and adolescents is one of the most urgent in Pedagogics. The author summarizes the system of ethno-cultural education, employed by High School (Grammar School) №14 inthe city ofYoshkar-Ola.

N. N. LOGINOVA, M. A. ZHULINA (Saransk, Russia). The Finno-Ugric Peoples of the World and Russia: Geodemographic Aspect

It characterizes the indices of population, natural and mechanical movement of the peoples of Finno-Ugric group of the Ural-Yukagir language family within time and space parameters. It emphases the demographic situation in Finno-Ugric regions inRussiaby number of population, current state and development prospects.

Yu. A. TAMBOVTSEV (Novosibirsk, Russia). The Distances Between the Various Groups of Munsi and Some Other Ethnic Groups to Anthropological Data

It studies typological distance between the different ethnic groups of Mansi, and some other nationalities basing on dermatoglyphic characteristics.

T. A. KIROSOVA, E. Ig. SHUBNITSINA (Syktyvkar, Russia). The Ethnographic Component of Domestic Tourism as a Component of Innovation Development of the Komi Republic

The authors consider ethnographic tourism with The Republic of Komi as one of the components of the innovation development of the region.


E. A. TSYPANOV (Syktyvkar, Russia). Seppo Lallukka. Komi Permyak and Komi-Perm District. History, Demographic and Ethnic Processes

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