Accepted Paper:

An anthropological study of Russian-Ukrainian and Russian-Belarusian borderlands  

Author:

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

Paper Short Abstract:

I am going to speak about the populace of territories having centuries-old interactions and interferences of cultures and the role of borders in their cultural diversity. My aim will be to show the features of cultural and linguistic situation in different parts of the borderland.

Paper long abstract:

The paper is devoted to the project carried out jointly by Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian scholars on both sides of the Russian-Ukrainian border (in Bryansk, Belgorod, Voronezh, Kursk regions - Russian Federation and in Chernihiv, Kharkiv regions - Ukraine), which was compared with the data from the Russian-Belarusian borderland (in Mogilev and Vitebsk - Belarus and Bryansk, Smolensk and Pskov regions - Russia).

Research was carried out in the boundary territories of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia that have all been years parts of the same state - the Russian Empire and then the USSR - till the 1990s. I am going to speak about the populace of territories having centuries-old interactions and interferences of cultures and the role of borders in their cultural diversity. My aim will be to show the features of cultural and linguistic situation in different parts of the borderland. Ethnological study of the region will be correlated with the corresponding phenomena in the central parts of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Panel Mig006
Border control policies and borderland social practices