Abstract: In this paper we present the data on aggressive behavior in Ob Ugric people (Khanty nd Mansi) and demonstrate the role of gender and age in selfratings on aggression. The data on Ob Ugric people are compared with other ethic groups. The traditional models of expression of aggression and mechanisms of it’s control in Ob Ugric people are revealed. This study is based on field data collected by us in KhantyMansiyskiy Autonomous Okrug.
This article examines one of the first cases of political rupture in the history of Soviet cultural diplomacy, whose main character was a Romanian writer Panaït Istrati. After his stay in the Soviet Union in 1927-1928, Istrati returns to France and publishes interviews and book where he criticizes the USSR. In 1927 Soviet press constructs the image of Istrati as a revolutionary writer, whose works were very popular in the country, but in 1929 it changes drastically its attitude toward Istrati, accusing him now of fraud and cooperation with the secret services.
Unlike bigger sections of the International Union of Revolutionary Writers (IURW), such as the German, American or French ones, the British section was created in two stages, first in 1930-2 and then in 1935. Whereas the second attempt was quite successful and the British section of the IURW of 1934 can be studied through a variety of bureaucratic documents, the first left hardly any typically bureaucratic paperwork, but correspondence between the British and Soviet representatives of the union. The letters come together as an adventure story that is of interest within the institutional history of the IURW as well as a wider context of the Soviet cultural diplomacy.
This article presents the reconstruction of the journey to Germany that S.T. Coleridge undertook in 1798-1799 and examines this issue as an important stage of development of the English poet-philosopher. We are speaking about his studies at Goettingen University in view of the influence of some ideas of his German professors ‒ the classical philologist C.G.Heyne and the anthropologist J.F. Blumenbach on his aesthetics and philosophy. We as well consider his passion for Kantian metaphysics, translations and renderings of German verse, as the interpretative experiments to «transfer» German «poetic forms». The text of “Satyrane's letters” (1809-1810) gives us an unusual sum up of Coleridge's literary and philosophic experience as a traveller. We interpret composition of the text as the space of romantic imagination where Mount Brocken and Witches Night (Walpurgisnacht) are highest peaks.