Ekaterinburg — Sverdlovsk — Ekaterinburg: the city image in the dynamics of a toponymic text
The article is devoted to reflecting the image of a city in verbal data — topographic names. The author bases the research upon the ideas of the cultural-semiotic approach to city studies, upon the conception of a city as a text and palimpsest and sets the goal of investigating semantic changes in the toponymic text of Ekaterinburg examined in its historical dynamics. The main stages of modification of the Ural city toponymic image are characterized via the metaconcept of chronotopos. As a...
Spatiotemporal features of the regional nature management basing upon toponymic data
The article explores the application of toponymic data for the investigation of spatiotemporal features of regional nature management
The article provides some results obtained through the formant method (on the example of Altai).
На стыке цивилизаций: Этнокультурная география Запада России и стран Балтии. Псков: Изд-во ПГПИ, 2004.
Extralinguistic factors of city renaming in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic
The article is devoted to extralinguistic factors that contribute to the renaming of cities in one of the North Caucasian regions of Russia. The study of toponymy, in particular, the oikonyms of a certain territory, is of great importance for the study of the history, ethnography, and culture of the people living in this territory. The purpose of this work is to identify the original names of settlements and study new names of cities, which will contribute to a more fruitful study of socio-historical...
The ‘Route from the Varangians to the Greeks’: truth or fiction
The ‘route from the Varangians to the Greeks’ is widely known and often mentioned in research, popular science and educational literature. Much less often is it mentioned that the existence of the trade route is seriously doubted and needs additional evidence. The discussion about the actuality of a ‘route from the Varangians to the Greeks’ has intensified in the recent decade; it mostly involves historians who draw on chronicles, archive materials and literary sources. Although relevant...