Characteristics of Socio-Cultural Vitality of Modern Russian Settlements of the Former Gorky Line of Kazakhstan

Irina S. Karabulatova, Bigaysha Z. Akhmetova


The problem of ethnicity being is the most important for the border territories of Russia and Kazakhstan as a multi-ethnic and multi-religious community of the peoples, connecting Europe and Asia, West and East. At a critical stage of historical development again the problem of orientation to the West or the East, the questions of existence of Russia as a specific space of coexistence of different ethnic groups and peoples, cultures and civilizations, languages and religions has been actualized. The population of modern Russian settlements of the former Gorki lines, presented on the territory of Kostanay region, today is mixed and polyethnic. The authors aim to trace the survival of the Russian language and culture in a dense ring of the migrant (Turkic) environment. In this regard, in-depth interviews were conducted, the records of Russian speech in different time periods were compared, data from the questionnaires were analyzed, the transformation zones of the language and culture of Russians, living a long time in isolation from the parent culture in the migrant environment were revealed.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s4p201

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