Us and them: Inter- and intra-communal ethno-linguistic borders within the Pontic Greek community in Cyprus
In this study, the ethnic self-perception of Greeks from Russia and Georgia (alternatively known as Pontic Greeks) is examined in the socio-political context of Cyprus. I analyze the concept of mother tongue and the potential (symbolic) role it plays within the multilingual community of Pontic Greeks in Cyprus. The study demonstrates that the majority of Pontic Greeks both from Russia and Georgia ethnically self-identify as ‘Greeks’ while speaking different languages. Language plays a vital role in ethnic self-identification of some Pontic Greeks, while for others the link between language and ethnicity appears to be insignificant. Interestingly, the ‘Greekness’ of some Pontic Greeks is questioned by the local population, which appears to be sensitive to the language-ethnicity link.
In 2015, the State centre for contemporary art Arsenal, together with the publishing house "New literary review" has organized the project "Nizhny Novgorod: the attempt of modern description." A series of research residencies, dedicated to understanding important themes and subjects from the past and present of the city. In the framework of the project, among other things, was made a sociological essay, the purpose of which was to find individual circumstances of each district of Nizhny Novgorod. The goal of the study was to provide options of ways to show, to make more visible in the semantic social landscape of the city each of the districts, highlight the feature and value in the whole life of the city.
This paper is based on a study which compares repatriation policies of Germany, Russia and Kazakhstan The choice of cases is based on a “most similar case design.” The Russian case results in unsuccessful and unsustainable repatriation, the German case exhibits a change from sustainable repatriation to a slow termination of the program, while the case of Kazakhstan is one of sustainable and relatively successful repatriation. The main argument of the paper is that in order for a repatriation program to be sustainable, the program must contain both a practical component and an ideological component. If a repatriation program lacks ideological backing which permeates other aspects of political life in a state, the repatriation program grinds to a halt. If a repatriation program has ideological backing, but is rendered impractical and does not meet the economic, demographic and labor market needs of a state, then the further development of the program stops. The findings of this study merit further reflection on issues of changing national identities, on the transnational essence of migration pathways, and on the “post-Soviet condition” which has set the stage for all of the aforementioned processes and transformations.
This paper analyzes the historical memory of the modern Russian youth. Objectives. The aim of this project is identification and analysis of the role of images of the past in the process of temporal identity of youth in the conditions of large-scale use Russian elites of the media to disseminate militarist-isolationist ideology. Methodology. The main techniques that were used to obtain empirical data were used mass surveys, focus group interviews and others. The survey was conducted in 12 cities that represent all federal districts of Russia (except Crimea). There were interviewed 1548 persons. Results. The images of historical events is largely semantic form the basis of national and civil identity of Russians. Discussion and Conclusion. Study of features of modern Russian youth perceptions of historical events of the twentieth century determined the specificity of the identity of modern Russian youth, to identify the factors influencing the formation of the SFA overt assessments of historical events in the history of the country, as well as a number of important ideological and educational problems within the complicated political period were violent events in Ukraine.
The article deals with the attempt to consider the problem of learners’ lexicon revision, consolidation and expansion in the course of final classes, where back translation from the Russian language (L1) into English (L2) on the covered topic was implemented. The example of the course vocabulary exercises built on the principle of increasing difficulty is provided. The tests have shown that exercises on back translation facilitate vocabulary consolidation and expansion.
[ES] Introducción. Los medios de comunicación masiva de élite en Rusia moderna se dedican a fomentar la antigua ideología del aislamiento y contribuyen al creciente militarismo del país. Objetivos. A raíz de ello se ha propuesto detectar y analizar el papel de las imagines del pasado en los procesos de la autoidentificación temporal de la juventud rusa. Se sabe que las imágenes de los acontecimientos históricos forman la mayor parte de la consciencia básica de la identidad nacional y civil de los ciudadanos. Para este fin dentro del presente estudio se ha analizado la memoria histórica de los jóvenes rusos. Metodología. La metodología principal y el material empírico se basaban en cuestionarios y entrevistas grupo focalesefectuados en 12 ciudades del distrito federal de Rusia (excepto Crimea) con la participación de 1.548 personas. Resultados. El estudio de las peculiaridades de la percepción de los acontecimientos históricos del siglo ХХ ayudó a determinar las características de la identidad de la juventud moderna, detectar los factores que influyen en la evaluación de los hechos históricos principales para un país y el papel de los medios de comunicación. Discusión y conclusiones. Mediante el conocimiento del proceso de autoidentificación se pretende resolver varios problemas ideológicos y educativos actuales en vista del hecho de atravesar Rusia en los últimos años tiempos políticamente complicados para Rusia debido en parte a la rebeldía en Ucrania.
Civilization development has developed methods of identification for its positioning in society. Each of these methods relied and relies on its own criteria and social guarantees. These methods were the basis for the formation of personality concepts about themselves (identity), goals and development opportunities. The mass information society development has formed the project identification method, which is associated with the operating time of human capital as publicity advantageously. Traditional positioning methods act as the material or the obstacles for positioning and promotion of project.
The present article continues the investigation of the Soqotri verbal system undertaken by the Russian-Soqotri fieldwork team. The article focuses on the so-called “weak” and “geminated” roots in the basic stem. The investigation is based on the analysis of full paradigms (perfect, imperfect and jussive) of more than 170 “weak” and “geminated” Soqotri verbs.