The ethnopolitical movement as a vehicle for nationalism institutionalisation in modern Latvia
This article investigates the Popular Front of Latvia, a public ethnopolitical movement that substantially contributed to the independence of the modern Republic of Latvia. The study aims to identify how much the movement influenced the development of ethnic nationalism, which has ...
Kant studies in Königsberg: 1784—1949
... annotating and publishing the manuscript heritage, correspondence and lecture notes Kant. Given the large volume of primary and secondary sources, we propose a variant ofspecification of structure of Kant Studies in Königsberg — four lines of activity: popularization; biographical research and publications; collection and publication of manuskript heritage and conspects of lectures; the interpretation and reception of Kant's ideas. Detailed presented is the history of the first line — popularization ...
The political success of the Baltic People’s Fronts as a result of the 1989—1990 elections
This article considers the political success of the Baltic Popular Fronts in the years of perestroika on the materials of 1989—1990 elections. The author analyses the motives behind the establishment of mass movements and their ideational imperatives, describes the dynamics of changes in the demands of popular ...
German youth slang as a reflection of modern reality
... environment affects the functioning of youth slang. I aim to explore how elements of today’s world are reflected in the vocabulary of young people. The objects of my study are units of today’s German youth slang, particularly, those identified as the most popular by surveys of the German publishing company Langenscheidt. I consider the main periods in the formation of German youth slang in the 20th/21st centuries and review the events that affected its formation. I provide evidence that there is a link ...
THE LAST CHRONICLER: ON THE ROLE OF N. KARAMZIN IN RUSSIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY AND POPULAR THOUGHT
Königsberger Kant-Forschung: Allgemeine Aufgaben und Popularisierung
... Kant’s Friends, as well as by archival studies, i. e. collecting, annotating and publishing Kant’s manuscripts, correspondence, and lecture notes. In view of primary and secondary sources we would suggest to structure this movement in four lines: popularization; biographical research; collection and publication of manuscripts, letters and lecture notes; interpretation and reception of Kant's ideas. A more detailed description is given for the first line — an activity of persons of different ...
Lexical means to express an author’s opinion in popular science groups on the VKontakte social network
Based on the materials of ten most-visited popular science groups on the VKontakte social network, this article considers key lexical means to express an author’s opinion. A typology of such means is introduced in the context of analysis. It is concluded that the lexical means used to express ...
The concept “people” in the Cadet Party rhetoric
... nature. The “people” included the educated public and was opposed to the “authorities”. In its new meaning, “people” was seen as the “third class”, the future civil nation, called to construct a political system based on the idea of popular sovereignty. In this sense, the Cadet ideology was revolutionary and implied a break from the Ancien régime. The “people” were not considered as some unique whole but rather as an integral part of humanity, developing together with it ...
The journal “1812”and the 100th anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812
... was widespread among military intellectuals and their associates — publishers, authors and subscribers of the journal “1812” at the end of the 19th — the beginning of the 20th centuries. The same group of military historians, academics and popularizers initiated the foundation of the Museum of 1812 and the Borodino panorama, painted by F. A. Roubaud for the 100th anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812. On the one hand, publications in the journal reflected the prevailing worldview and ...
Human Development Index as a Tool to Assess Social Development in the Baltic States
Reinvigorating Russia’s development strategy requires a comparison between the social development of the Russian Federation and other Baltic region states, some of which are world leaders in terms of living standards. The most popular tools for country comparison are composite indices that take into account various components affecting the quality of life. This article analyses the current level and changes in the social development of the Baltic States in 1990—2016. The ...
Logic Manuals for Women in the Late Enlightenment Era
... answer these questions I analyse the chosen works on logic and the reviews which they prompted. I demonstrate that logic manuals for women published in Germany in the second half of the eighteenth century constitute one of the numerous varieties of the popular philosophy genre. Simple language, dialogic or epistolary form, practical orientation and eclecticism — all this brings logic within the intellectual reach of any civilised person, providing him/her with an instrument of performing their own ...
The geographical image of Kaliningrad and its branding policy (the case of a sociological survey of the city residents)
... collecting research material. The online platform attracted the citizens’ attention to the issues of urban development and drew the most open answers to a number of key challenges in the development of Kaliningrad. The obtained results indicate that the popular image of the city is not fully consistent with its development strategy. The findings brought a number of recommendations to promote the image strategy of Kaliningrad.
Emelyanova L. L., Radevich E. G.
city, urban environment, urban ...
New and “Old” Sources in N. Karamzin's History of the Russian State
... achievements in the late 18th — early 19th centuries. The most important of the new sources N. Karamzin used are investigated, including referencing in footnotes. It is concluded that the History of the Russian State played a considerable role in the popularization of documental heritage of ancient and medieval Russia.
1. Карамзин Н. М. История государства Российского. URL:
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The problem of sociological reductionism in gender studies
... constructivism is a philosophical and methodological approach widely used in the gender studies of the second half of the 20th century. The author examines the theoretical framework for sociological constructivism and ideological reasons behind its popularity in feminist philosophy. The author considers social constructivism as a form of sociological reductionism in explaining human behaviour.
1. Батлер Дж. Психика власти: теории субъекции. Харьков ; СПб....
N. M. Karamzin and the "Byzantine version" of the origin of the Russian coat of arms
The article dwells on the long-established popular version of the "Byzantine" origin of the Russian state emblem: the image of the double-headed eagle is allegedly associated with the marriage of the Great Prince of Moscow Ivan III and Sophia Palaeologus, successor to the Roman and Byzantine ...
Multidimensional poverty in the Baltic States in the EU context: theoretical and practical aspects
... poverty, namely, the absolute, relative, and subjective ones. They are widely used in studying income dynamics and differentiation at a national level. Yet a new research approach to the study and assessment of ‘multidimensional’ poverty is gaining popularity in developed states. Central to it is the notion of ‘risk of poverty and/or social exclusion’ (AROPE). This approach measures both income level and such non-monetary component as access to social services. Despite the versatility and severity ...
The image of Napoleon in France
... image in France in the 19th—21th centuries and describes the dynamics of attitudes towards Napoleon in connection with the changing political situation. Historical studies and belles-lettres help demonstrate that today the image of Napoleon is more popular in other European countries than in France and that the life of the emperor gave rise to a myth about a hero and great conqueror who faces defeat at the peak of his power and loses its empire.
1. Amalvi Ch. Les héros des Français....
Disinformation (fake news, propaganda) as a threat to resilience: approaches used in the EU and its member state Lithuania
... more static interpretation of resilience. Lithuania has adopted a third approach, which is dominated by the paternalistic paradigm and homeostatic resilience. This approach consists of the state isolating citizens from certain information. Thus, the popular use of the term ‘resilience’ in the EU disguises the plurality of approaches to both disinformation and resilience itself. Theoretically, this study draws on the concept of resilience and paradigms for countering disinformation/fake news. ...
Eхperience of the Baile-Felix tourist system (Romania) for the protection and promotion of the grey seal as a brand on the Hel Peninsular (Poland)
The Pârâul Pețea Nature Reserve is located in Bihor County (Romania), in the area of the Băile-Felix rural tourist system. It has gained international popularity due to the existence of an ecosystem with thermal waters. Thermal springs are the habitat of rare fauna (Scardinius racovitzai, Melanopsis parreyssi) and flora species including the unique Nymphaea lotus var. thermalis, a tertiary relict lotus ...
Tourist attractiveness of Kaliningrad
... attractiveness ranking for cities in the world and in Russia. It also refers to an opinion poll on touristic attractiveness of Kaliningrad among residents and tourists. The city has been evaluated on various criteria. It helped to identify the most popular leisure and recreational activities.
1. Анциферов Н. П. Непостижимый город… / сост. М. Б. Вербловская. СПб., 1991.
2. Генеральный рейтинг привлекательности ...
Development of electric road transport: simulation modelling
Electric transport is rapidly gaining popularity across the world. It is an example of technological advancement that has multiple consequences for regional economies, both in terms of the adaptation of production, transport and energy systems and their spatial optimization. The experience ...
Semiotic Hybridisation as the Basis of Internet Meme Semantics
The authors study the process of semiotic hybridisation in internet memes, which are a popular internet communication phenomenon. The relevance of the topic is conditioned by the lack of academic research into multimodal features of internet memes. The aim of the research work is to analyse the process of semiotic hybridisation in internet ...
Management of the pre-recycling collection and storage of household and industrial waste
... achieve to goals: saving natural resources and protecting natural systems. Different methods for treating the collected waste depending on its type gave been developed in Western Europe. A necessary prerequisite for recycling is early sorting. The most popular methods of waste storage and disposal are tailings, sludge dumps, landfills, repositories, dirt filling, injection disposal, etc.
1. Альшин М. А. Стратегия внедрения схемы утилизации отходов: о ...
Helping relationships and diagnostics of attachment: A psychometric revision of the IPPA questionnaire
This article analyses the main psychodiagnostic tools of attachment as-sessment. The most popular tools include the "Strange situation", "Strange situation for preschool children", and "End of story" techniques, Kerns’ scale, and Burmenskaya and Pupyreva’s questionnaire "Assessment of attachment to the ...
Genius as a norm or the Moravian Church in the life and works of A. A. Fet
Based on the theory of genius presented in Kant’s Critique of Judgement, the author considers the idea of normal genius as opposed to the genius of Romanticism and Postmodernism. The influence of Postmodernism is manifested in popular interpretations of the works of great artists — especially, Russian ones — as a product of mental disorders and perversions. The author analyses an interpretation of the oeuvre of the great Russian poet and thinker A. A. Fet. Factors that ...
Criminal songs: The hero and the plot
... emphasised that the bearer of the criminal song characteristics, its “gene” is the main character (the crime lord), whereas the other characters and different situations are found in folklore and plots are borrowed from other fields of the folk or popular song. Having borrowed ‘external’ material, the criminal song develops its own language meant to model and interpret its special worldview.
1. Natales grate numeras? Сборник статей к 60-летию Георгия Ахилловича ...
Cultural Islam in Northern Europe
... gives a detailed picture of narratives produced in mass consciousness as a reaction to the presence of Islam at the local and regional level and makes it possible to identify individual trends in the evaluation of such narratives in both scientific and popular analytical literature. The growing secularization of Islamic communities in Northern Europe and changes in the value-driven behavioural algorithms of believers lead both to the polarization of Islam and changes in attitudes to Islam from outside ...
The symbolic complexes of mass culture and the semiosis of political discourse
... obrazovanii. Materialy nauchnoi konferentsii [Understanding and reflection in communication, culture and education. Proceedings of the scientific conference]. Tver, pp. 165—171 (in Russ.).
Chernikova, P. G., 2013. The paradox of transcendental in popular culture. Obshchestvo, sreda, razvitie [Society, environment, development], 1(26), pp. 203—206 (in Russ.).
Eco, U., 2016. Ot dreva k labirintu. Istoricheskie issledovaniya znaka i interpretatsii [From the tree to the maze. Historical studies ...
Structural and semantic types (models) of sentences and their transformation in academic texts in Russian and Polish
... academic texts. Sentence models are defined as structural and semantic types of sentences. Transformations employ such syntax means, as passivization, nominalizations, the use of participial constructions and others. The author points out the most popular transformed models in the analyzed academic texts and reveals the systemic nature of the described processes.
1. Бабенко Н. Г. «Национальные постмодернизмы»: миф или реальность? // ...
Social media interfaces as a representation of cultural meanings
A problem of the growing popularity of cross-cultural social media studies is the lack of discrimination between the effects of user characteristics and those of the architecture of a virtual platform interface. This makes the detected cultural differences unreliable. A way to ...
Rock culture and Dyonisianism
... minimum of empirical material necessary for its generalization and conceptualization, are faced with the problem of both selecting and developing the basic categories and systematizing approaches to studying rock culture. One of the most efficient and popular approaches is the mythopoetic approach. It serves as a framework for the search for the common ground between the mythological intentions of different rock authors. The article interprets the Dionysian as such ground – a mythological complex ...
J. N. Tetens’s ‘transcendental philosophy’ as a basic science¬ and criti¬cal propaedeutics to metaphysics
... opponents, the most serious of which, in Tetens’s opinion, is D. Hume. In this connection, Tetens sharply criticises traditional empiricism and develops a new perspective on experience and the bases of its certainty. The main target of his critique is ‘popular philosophy’, which appeals to common understanding; he seeks to defend it from the criticism of systemic knowledge in general and metaphysics in particular. In the argument between the advocates of the Leibniz-Wolff geometric philosophy and ...
Chapters of the institutional economic history of Königsberg/Kaliningrad
This article consists of a series of short essays dedicated to a certain period of the 'popular' socioeconomic history (with a particular focus on the institutional development problems) of the former East Prussia from Antiquity to present days. The authors tackle the issues of the economic history of amber, the role of the Hansa League ...
Non-verbal elements of a film text in the semiosis of power
... contributed to this trend. Scholars agree on the definition of the film text as a unique type of text comprising both verbal and non-verbal elements. Film adaptations are an instance of intersemiotic translation. Today, television series are growing in popularity. This article studies various classifications of film text elements and analyses non-verbal signs used to demonstrate power in the ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Hollow Crown’ TV series, which are construed as an intersemiotic translation ...
Enigma of magnetism in the mystery of the romantic spirit of E. T. A. Hoffmann (based on the novel «Der Magnetiseur»)
... progress of scientific knowledge, and on the other, by the success of imaginary parascientific concepts. In particular, the authors trace the connection of Hoffmann's artistic thought with the ideas of Mesmer and the secret knowledge of Freemasonry popular at the beginning of the XIX century, which Hoffmann interprets as a threat to the world described by Christian ontology and anthropology. In the artistic and philosophical interpretation of Hoffmann, the prevalent parapsychological practices ...
Methods of spatial scientometrics in the study of countries and region
... important basis for analyzing the degree of countries and regions scientific potential development, and its methods make it possible to study the dependence of scientific productivity on a specific spatial level, to identify the most relevant and popular research topics and assess international relations between organizations and individual authors.
1. Price D. J. Little science, big science. N. Y., 1963.
2. Прайс Д. Наука о науке // Наука о науке. М., 1976. ...
Correlation-regression analysis of bitcoin characteristics
The article is devoted to the phenomenon of a money surrogate, introduced in the form of a bitcoin, a popular cryptocurrency. The purpose of the research is to study the influence of the price-per-unit value of the cryptocurrency on the indicator of the market capitalization of the bitcoin cryptocurrency through correlation-regression analysis. As a result ...
Thematic parallels in the hagiographies of Adalbert of Prague and old Russian narratives
This article presents a comparative hagiographic analysis of the life and martyrdom of Adalbert of Prague, who was extremely popular in Central Europe X—XII centuries, and hagiographies and old Russian chronicles related geographically to the events that took place in the basin of the Upper Oka. The author identified several direct and indirect parallels of the plot. Among ...
Readiness for mediation among the students with the degree in Humanities: a structural-functional model
The article analyzes the problem of determining readiness for mediation as a professional activity in the works of Russian and international researchers, in view of the growing popularity of this social and humanitarian practice both in Russia and all over the world. The author shows the differences in the interpretation of readiness for activity as well as in the requirements for training mediators in Russia, the United Kingdom ...
Are there Everett worlds?
It is shown that the Everett worlds act on each other with a force that, in principle, can be measured «with a dynamometer». Hence the conclusion that these worlds really exist. It is shown that, contrary to popular belief, the many-world (Everett) and «casual» (de Broglie — Bohm) interpretations coincide. A limited path integral was used to describe coordinate measurement in terms of multiworld interpretation.
1. Everett H. «Relative State» ...
The myth as a source of cultural legitimation: the rock and rap versions of Orpheus and Eurydice. Article 1
Using the rock opera Orpheus and Eurydice (1975) and Hip-hopera: Orpheus & Eurydice (2018), we analyse interpretations of the ancient myth in today’s popular culture. We demonstrate how the plot and motif transformations of the pre-text bridge the gap between history and modernity. In both the rock opera and the hip-hopera, the ancient theme of descent into the kingdom of the dead in the name of love ...
Historical perspective on the word gospoda as a form of address
... honorific gospoda and related forms of address: damy i gospoda, gospoda-tovarischi, and other noun-noun and adjective-noun collocations (gospoda publika uvažaemye gospoda). It draws on examples from literature to demonstrate that although, contrary to popular belief, the honorific damy i gospoda is not a neologism of the end of the 20th century, it was marginal to pre-revolutionary speech. It is also shown that, albeit rarely, the word gospoda was used before the Russian Revolution to address a mixed ...
The application of the Web 2.0 technology as a tool of developing informal media education
....0 technology also known as social network services in the development of informal learning. This article offers a general description of non-formal and informal learning. Special attention is paid to blogging and the use of wki-resoruces as the most popular Internet tools. The author gives their general description and stresses their advantages and disadvantages in the educational context.
1. Шахрай С. М. Напишем историю вместе. URL: http://www.gazeta.ru/comments/2013/02/27_x_4989565....
Between nation and gender: History of beards in Western Europe and Russia, 1830—1880
This article focuses on the increasing popularity of beards in Western Europe and Russia in the 1830s—1880s. The main hypotheses explaining this phenomenon in Western Europe are analysed and the Western and Russian practices compared. It is concluded that, from the mid-19th century, the ...
Inadvisable Concession: Kant’s Critique of the Political Philosophy of Christian Garve
... Theory and Practice in the German Enlightenment. Enlightenment and Dissent, 19, pp. 171-192.
Zande, J. van der, 1995. In the Image of Cicero: German Philosophy between Wolff and Kant. Journal of the History of Ideas, 56(3), pp. 419-442.
Garve, Kant, popular philosophy, moral politics, Wolffianism, British Empiricism, Scottish Enlightenment, conservatism, eudemonism, utilitarianism
Andrey S. Zilber
Ultrasound anatomy of the skin: review
A review of the skin ultrasound publications shows that this examination is one of the most popular diagnostic procedures in dermatology, cosmetology and oncology. Current research data defined the concept of "ultrasound anatomy of the skin", it is noted that an ultrasound examination of healthy skin with modern sensors can visualize ...