Veacheslav STEPANOV. Anthropological studies concerning funeral and commemorative ritualism of the Russian population in the Republic of Moldova


Funeral and commemorative practices of the population of the Republic of Moldova are presented in the article in an essayistic form. They are analyzed based on empirical materials collected according to a questionnaire specially developed for this purpose. Special attention is reserved to the specifics of the name of the custom among Lipovans (Old Russian believers).

Key-words: funeral and commemorative ritualism, funerals, Russians, Old believers, death, interethnic interaction.

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