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Etnicheskaia karta Yuzhnogo Urala v 1920 g.

[The Ethnic Map of Southern Ural in 1920]

Type of publication: Research Article

About author(s)

Alexander Korostelev | adkoros@yandex.ru | Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia)

Mikhail Rodnov | rodnov@ufacom.ru | Institute of History, Language and Literature, Ufa Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences (Ufa, Russia)


social constructivism, theory of ethnos, ethnology and anthropology in Russia, ethnos and ethnicity in archaeology, historiography, political science, philosophy, psychology, education, “ethnogenomics”


Population Census for the Ufa region, which arguably represented one of the more democratic forms of the population’s self-idenitification. This had to do with the fact that the influence of the older social stratification system on ethnic identities was substantially weakened in the region; this led to the emergence of a variety of mixed identities (such as “new Bashkir”, “Muslims”, etc.) among the Turkic-Muslim population. The Census reflected not only the dynamics of population but also the changes in ethnic identities. It registered a number of cases when entire villages moved from the administrative jurisdiction of one district to those of other districts, while some villages went as far as to unite under the authority of newly formed administrative units, which may be regarded as attempts at political self-definition in the situation when administrative borders were often changing.

Funding Information

This research was supported by the following institutions and grants:
Russian Foundation for Humanities, grant no 06-01-00204а, 0-01-00055, 13-01-298


Korostelev, A. D., Rodnov, M. I. 2016. Etnicheskaia karta Yuzhnogo Urala v 1920 g. [The Ethnic Map of Southern Ural in 1920]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 5: 175-185

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