The article deals with the problem of researching of local cultures. It is connected with a question of variety of cultural experience. One of the most important aspects of the given problem is a definition of approaches and methods to the analysis of local cultures, processes of their formation and revealing of their peculiar features. Research of the specific in local cultures means the movement from the general to the particular, from the definition of the maintenance of local culture through its regional specificity to specific features.
The book includes materials of the Eighth International Conference The Phenomenon of Creative Person in Culture: in Honor of Prof. Fatyuschenko (Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies, Moscow State University, 26–27 October 2018). The theme of the conference reflects the special research direction developed by the Department of Comparative Literature and Culture (http://www.ffl.msu.ru/faculty/departments/literatures-and-cultures/), aimed to examine the phenomenon of creative personality through the prism of Russian and world literature. The subject headings of the edition represent the names of sections, thus displaying the specific range of problems discussed by the participants.
The paper examines main trends in the Russian hotel market and shows the impact of key forces for globalization on the international hotel chains’ strategy in Russia. General observation of the hospitality industry and case study approach were chosen in order to demonstrate observations of context and practice. For both approaches, triangulation of data was adopted as a strategy of research credibility. External validity of our preliminary findings has been supported by reviews of industry representatives and by occasional feedback both from members and non-members of hotel chains, similar to the cases under study, and from external observers of these hotel chains.
For improving efficiency of foreign language studies for professional purposes in nonlinguistic higher education establishments in the cultures dialogue context the contents of learningmust be completed with intercultural professional communication aspects including the knowledge of national cultures features of learning language country and understanding of their influence in different spheres of business life . The extension of contents of learning requires elaboration of new elective courses and creation of learning materials based on andragogical principles of learning taking into account adult learners’ specific characteristics.