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12.12.2014
Scholars from Mordovia State University hold a joint field trip together with Hungarian experts

November 20 through December 4 Mordovia State University hosted the 3rd stage of the visiting International scientific expedition «Tradition and ritual culture of the Mordovian people». The agenda for the expedition was a joint initiative by the research laboratory of the Finno-Ugric Culture, Institute of National and Folk Culture of N.P.Ogarev Mordovia State University and the Department of Finno-Ugric Studies, Lorand Eötvös University (Budapest, Hungary).

The expedition got together teaching staff, scholars, undergraduate students, a postdoctoral student from the Department of Finno-Ugric Studies, Lorand Eötvös University - Flora Khatvany and mass media representatives. The expedition was headed by Elena Lomshina from research laboratory of the Finno-Ugric Culture.

The study of tradition and ritual culture of the Mordovian people has involved a trip to rural area of Mordovia to settlements Drakino and Kazhlodka in Torbeevsky district, Shoksha, Narovatovo, Wazhga, Standorova, Sakaevo in Tengushevsky district of Mordovia.

The results of the expedition were discussed at a round table « Mordvins Shoksha - tradition and ritual culture of the ethnic group: problems and prospects». The round table was attended by the Chairman of the Executive Board for the Interregional Public Organization of the Mordovians (Moksha and Erzya people) A.S. Luzgin. The event received wide coverage.


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