Khakhovskaya L.N.

A ritual sling with Verkhny Paren’ Koryaks as an attribute of shaman vestment

The article gives the first description of such an element of Koryak shaman vestment as a sling. Subject to discovery being the existence of ritual slings in different segments of Koryak spiritual culture. The author supposes that Koryaks could borrow a shaman sling resulting from cultural contacts with Evens.

Koryaks, Evens, shaman vestment, ritual sling, «natruska» (a sling used for carrying hunting accessories), anthropomorphic amulet.


Adayev V.N.

History of Ugansk Khanty at the Demyanka river in 1970–2000: development of an ethnoterritorial group

The article considers development of a new territorial Khanty group. Subject to analysis being historical events of 19702000 occurring with migrating Ugan Khanty at the Demyanka basin in Uvat District. The investigation resulted in determining family trees of the main migrants, describing characteristic features of the developed local ethnic group and basic criteria which determined the migrants’ notion of the Demyanka territory as of their new motherland.

Ugan Khanty, the Demyanka basin, migration, cultural adaptation, identity, local ethnic group.


Bajduzh M.I., Liskevich N.A., Masharipova A.Kh.

Traditional notions on a domovoi with Komi from the south of West Siberia

Basing on field materials of 2000s, the authors consider traditional notions on a domovoi with Komi from the south of West Siberia his look, functions, qualities, practices of building relationships with a domovoi when mo-ving into a new house, buying cattle, and conducting occasional rites.

Komi, domovoi, house-snake, rite, house protection.


Bakieva G.T., Kvashnin Yu.N.

The Low Volga Tartars in West Siberia: particulars of migration and ethnocultural development

The authors investigate migration reasons of the Low Volga Tartars to Tobolsk province in XVII early XX c., showing places of their resettlement, population dynamics, particulars of ethnocultural development and interaction with Siberian Tartars. It is discovered that the descendants of the Low Volga Tartars who migrated here in XVII early XIX c., were assimilated by Siberian Tartars, while the migrants of early XX c. managed to preserve memory about their ancestral homeland, as well as their identity, language features, domestic culture, and marital ties.

The Low Volga Tartars, migration, Tobolsk province, Siberian Tartars, ethnocultural processes, interaction, adaptation, assimilation, diaspora.


Tsareva Ye.G.

A carpet as a historical source: on the history of development regarding artistic look and structural features of a Turkmen carpet of XVI early XX century

The article is devoted to problems of identification regarding pile weavings of XVI — early XX century from Turkmenistan. The author extends an attribution potential of traditionally attracted indices (types of knots and ornamentation) and suggests considering a number of structural and artistic features of the regional knotted weaving shaped over thousands years of development of a Turkmen carpet phenomenon into sustainable common and specific territorial, temporal, and tribal markers which have been never considered in this aspect before.

Pile carpet weaving, Turkmen, attribution, ornamental and structural peculiarities, identification indices.


Kluyeva V.P.

Religion in the last Soviet decade: memoirs of the Tyumen Christians about the 1980th

Article is devoted to the analysis of religious life in the 1980th. Memoirs of direct participants of events — believing different denominations were the main sources: Orthodox, Baptists and Pentecostals. These years became critical in country life that is indirectly reflected in memoirs of believers. The conclusion about importance of sources of a personal origin which supplement other data for receiving an objective picture of the past is drawn.

 Memoirs, freedom of worship, religious community, religious practices, Christians, Baptists, Pentecostals, Orthodox.