Contents (2015, 1)



O. E. POLJAKOV, T. I. STENYAEVA (Saransk, Russia). The noun in the general Mordovian, Moksha and Erzya languages

This article discusses the use of the noun in the general Mordovian language, in the modern Moksha and Erzya languages.

Keywords: the Moksha language; the Erzya language; the general Mordovian language; noun; declension; word building.

V. P. TSYPKAYKINA (Saransk, Russia). The study of verbal tenses and temporality in the Finno-Ugric languages

The author traces the history of the study of verbal tenses and temporality in Mordovian and other Finno-Ugric languages. It shows the possibility to show the categories of time and temporality in these languages.

Keywords: time; temporality; grammatical category; semantic category.

I. P. NOVAK, N. A. PELLINEN (Petrozavodsk, Russia). The specific features of Karelian speech samples of as a source of historical and ethnographic research

This article analyses the patterns of speech as one of the main information resource to study everyday life of a Karelian family late XIX – early XX century. It interprets the specific features of the source and its Historical and Ethnographic Studies’ potential.

Keywords: speech patterns; the Karelian language; interviewer identity; informant identity; translation.

S. MATICSAK (Debrecen, Hungary). The origins of Mordovian writing

Under of a single thematic form the author attempts to systemize the materials related to Mordovian written monuments discovered and studied by A. Feoktistov in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and other archives.

Keywords: Finno-Ugric languages; written records; Mordovian material; A. Feoktistov.

P. V. ZHELTOV (Cheboksary, Russia). About the importance of the comparative study of phonetics of the languages of Ural-Volga region

The article considers the processes of ethnic and cultural interaction between the peoples of the Ural-Volga region. It proves the relevance to study the languages of the Ural-Volga region in order to identify interferences at all levels.

Keywords: comparative study; phonetics; languages Volga-Ural region.

A. P. KOCHEVATKINA, A. I. IGONOV (Saransk, Russia). Lexical and semantic means of expressiveness in the Mordovian languages

The authors prove that expressiveness is one of the essential components of the semantic structure of phraseological unit and it is based on the image. From the point of semantics, idioms differ from words by the level of expressiveness.

Keywords: metaphor; trails; idiom; expressiveness.

N. A. KULAKOVA, V. F. ROGOZHINA (Saransk, Russia). Composite structure of Moksha sayings (prislovica)

It gives the composite structure of Moksha proverbs, prislovics, classifies proverbs and sayings according to their topics.

Keywords: composite structure; proverbs, prislovica; the Moksha language.

T. V. PASHKOVA (Petrozavodsk, Russia). The etiology of the disease and methods of treating muahine in the Karels’ understanding

Many peoples associated the origin of diseases with the influence of supernatural forces, host spirits, the evil eye, natural disasters and so on. The article studies the names, types, symptoms and treatment of muahine, one of the “mythical” Karels’ disease.

Keywords: ethnical linguistics; Karelian traditional culture; traditional medicine; mythology; healing ceremonies; Karels’ beliefs.

L.V. KALASHNIKOVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). The lyrical story by Yu. Artamonov “You are my blue-eyed Kokshaga” (poetic of the composition)

It considers the composition of the lyrical story by Yu. Artamonov “You are my blue-eyed Kokshaga”. The subject of the study is the subjective organization of the text, the types of narrative, its spatial and temporal components, the system of images and description.

Keywords: Mari literature; lyrical story; Yu. Artamonov; poetics; composition.

M. V. SOKOLOVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Manifestations of gender identity of a Mari woman (based on the novel by Z. Katkova)

It analyzes the text of the short story by Mari writer Z. Katkova “Sar app ly yle Gun…” (“If there was no war …”) in order to identify gender-specific features of the verbalization of the image of the women representing Mari lingo-culture.

Keywords: gender; gender identity; stereotype; lingo-culture; psycholinguistics; vocabulary; phraseology.

A. M. KATOROVA (Saransk, Russia). Problems of teaching mother language and literature in the communities of Finno-Ugric peoples of the Russian Federation

It analyzes the problems existing in the organization of the study of the mother language and literature in the system of pre-school and school education in Russian regions with compact habitation of the Finno-Ugric peoples and gives the ways to resolve them.

Keywords: Finno-Ugric peoples; ethno-cultural education; bilingualism; mother language and literature; national self-consciousness.

A. V. MASLIHIN, N. N. GAVRILOV (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). The problem of language in Finno-Ugric world

It considers the problem of language, one of the most urgent problems in the Russian multicultural society. It states the development of national languages from simple primitive forms of communication, to the complex, polystructural linguistic units as the important factor in ethnic and cultural progress of the Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia.

Keywords: language; Mari language; Russian language; bilingualism; Finno-Ugric peoples; globalization.


N. F. MOKSHIN, E. N. MOKSHINA (Saransk, Russia). Metropolitan Anthony Vadkovsky, a reformer of Russian Orthodox Church

This article analyzes the life and work of Anthony, an outstanding native of Mordovia; the reformer of Russian Orthodox Church; Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga.

Keywords: Russian Orthodox Church; Metropolitan Anthony Vadkovsky; St. Petersburg and Ladoga diocese; Village Shiringushi of Zubova Polyana district of Mordovia; Holy Synod; Local Council; Finland; Patriarch.

N. P. MAKARKIN, O. N. DYAKOVA (Saransk, Russia). Experience of the development of remote banking at credit institutions of the Republic of Mordovia

Basing on the analysis of the research literature it identifies and investigates the factors affecting the development of the e-banking system in the commercial banks of the Republic of Mordovia and gives their classification.

Keywords: e-banking; remote banking services; regional commercial banks; information and telecommunications technologies; factors; banking competition.

V. N. NEMECHKIN (Saransk, Russia). The mechanisms of United Nations to protect the rights of indigenous peoples of the Russian Federation (on the example of Finno-Ugric peoples)

The article considers the basic mechanisms and instruments of the United Nations for the security and protection of the rights of Finno-Ugric peoples of the Russian Federation.

Keywords: Finno-Ugric peoples; indigenous peoples; the United Nations; the rights of indigenous peoples; mechanisms and special procedures of the United Nations in the field of indigenous peoples’ rights.


V. I. SPODINA (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia). Adaptive aspect of the existence of traditional culture in the conditions of intercultural communication

The article considers the cultural adaptation in the spiritual sphere of indigenous peoples of the North of Western Siberia; it reveals the direction of a successful compatibility with the new cultural environment.

Keywords: traditional culture; cultural adaptation; Russian borrowings; Khanty; Mansi; Nenets; traditional outlook.

N. A. DOGOROVA (Saransk, Russia). Formation of the author’s style of L. N. Akinina in the ballet theatre in Mordovia

The article considers the choreographic works by L.N. Akinina in order to establish the development of the elements of the author’s style and the dramatic search for ideas. It interprets the sources of innovative dramaturgy and the language of the original plastic ballet as a new aesthetic phenomenon, “chamber style”, in Mordovia theatre of the last quarter of the twentieth century.

Keywords: author’s style; creativity; choreography; experiment in the space of a stage; experiment in movement; choreographer and artist “laboratory”.

Yu. A. KONDRATENKO, M. V. LOGINOVA, V. S. SVYATOGOROVA (Saransk, Russia). Ethnic movement in the art of Mordovia: the parameters of seeing ethnic past

The article analyses the conditions addressing the culture and art to their historical and mythological basis. Along with the identification of mythological motifs and cultural metaphors, it analyses the cultural content of reconstructed traditional forms and methods of their inclusion in the neo-traditionalist discourse of contemporary art in Mordovia; it studied the semantics of specific reactualized characters and images.

Keywords: art; tradition and innovation; neotraditsionalizm; myth; time and space in the arts; ethnic style; ethnic symbolisms; ethnic futurisms.

V. I. ROGACHEV, Yu. A. MISHANIN (Saransk, Russia). Existence and functions of erotic songs in the Finno-Ugric folklore (on the example of Mordovian wedding poetry)

The article analyzes the elements of eroticism in the wedding folklore, considers it in reference to the traditional culture of the Mordovian people and examines the roots of folk erotica. For the first time it publishes the recording of the songs with erotic content from personal archives.

Keywords: ritual; wedding; “shameless” songs; erotic; grotesque; carnival obscenity; travestism; the culture of laughter.

V. I. SHABYKOV, R. A. KUDRYAVCEVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Ethno-cultural values and inter-ethnic orientations of the population of the Republic of Mari El

The article summaries the materials of sociological research in the early ХХI century. It studies social consciousness of residents of the Republic of Mari El in their relation to the ethno-cultural values of their nation and other peoples and their inter-ethnic orientations.

Keywords: the Republic of Mari El; ethno-cultural values; inter-ethnic orientations; inter-census interaction; inter-ethnic relations.


S. P. GUDKOVA (Saransk, Russia). “Beauty will save the world…” or Modern prose in the search of lost values

L. B. BOYARKINA (Saransk, Russia). Enlightenment is the meaning of life

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