Accepted Paper:

Migrants and their traditions in Moscow megacity  

Author:

Marina Martynova (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology Russian Academy of Sciences)

Paper short abstract:

In last two decades Russia and especially its capital Moscow has become one of the leaders in the global migration processes. Peoples from different areas of the former the USSR and other countries, belonging to different cultural and social cohorts come to the megacity Moscow both for short and long stays. I will speak about the influence of the introduction of new elements and traditions of Folk cultures into the life of the Moscow community.

Paper long abstract:

In last two decades Russia and especially its capital Moscow has become one of the leaders in the global migration processes. More and more people with different cultural backgrounds are becoming new Moscow inhabitants. This process has varied and complicated influences on the megacity community (on teenagers and adults). I will speak about the role of the traditions of the cultures of migrants in everyday life of the Moscow community. The paper will also pay attention to the process of the social and cultural integration of migrants from the point of view of old city residents. The process of cultural integration has some specificity in the Moscow megacity. This process is part of the total changes in the community mode of life.

Panel IW08
World in Europe