From the White sea to the Bering Сhannel

D. Baranov

The aim of the project is the ethnological examination of the contact inhabiting zones of the ethnoses of Russia in the extreme natural conditions, study of the mechanisms of the cultural adaptation to these conditions, ethnic auto- and hetero-stereotypes and features of the ethnic and local self-consciousness.

The general idea is the concept of the Boarder: ethno-cultural (contact inhabit ting zones of different ethnoses), ethno-confessional (contact inhabiting zones of different confessional groups - Orthodox and Old Believers, Christian and Pagans, etc), natural (land/water, plain/mountain, taiga/tundra, taiga/steppe). This assumes cross-cultural comparison of different ethnic traditions.