Accepted Paper:

Cultural poly-variations in the life of Moscow Megacity  

Author:

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

Paper short abstract:

The author will speak about the influence and introduction of new folk cultures and traditions into Moscow community. The paper will also pay attention to the process of social and cultural migrants’ integration from the point of view of major Moscow indigenous population.

Paper long abstract:

In last two decades Russia and especially its capital Moscow has become one of the leaders of the global migration processes. More and more people with different cultural backgrounds are becoming new Moscow inhabitants. The author will speak about the influence and introduction of new folk cultures and traditions into Moscow community. The paper will also pay attention to the process of social and cultural migrants' integration from the point of view of major Moscow indigenous population.

The problems related to development of cultures are resolved in different ways. A quite new phenomenon for Russia is an association of the particular ethnic group members in ethnic-cultural organizations striving for the development and propagation of cultural and religious traditions of their people. Young people are being actively involved in this process attending special non Russian-language schools. The Moscow City Government runs a goal-oriented policy in support of development of different cultures.

Panel P036
Indigenous knowledge and sustainable development (Commission on Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development)