Slovo.ru: Baltic accent

2016 Vol. 7 №2

Ideology of Armenian and Russian Orthodoxy in the mirror of ritual objects: khachkars and wayside crosses

Abstract

The authors describe the main ideas and specific features of the Armenian and Russian Orthodoxy based on the analysis of Orthodox religious rituals and religious objects used in them. The authors reveal deep cognitive functions that these religious objects enable, first of all, the creation of a sacred milieu, unification of the Orthodox believer with God, and the formation of Orthodox memory. At the same time, it is noted that the Armenian khachkars are closer to pagan cultures in comparison with wayside crosses of the Eastern Slavs; the fact that can be conditioned by the cultural history of these peoples.

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National conceptual picture of the world and the political nation

Abstract

The article shows a link between culture-specific concepts and the phenomenon of political nation. The author reveals political conditionality of national mentality by intercultural communication. All these phenomena and processes are examined from the point of view of a system of synergies. The author identifies the bifurcation points in the history of national states, which determine their development.

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