Number 4, 1982

The Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR «To the 60-th Anniversary of the Formation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics» and the Tasks Standing Before Soviet Ethnographers

pp. 3-9

Numerical Trends and Changes in the Geographical Distribution of the Russian Ethnos (1678—1917)

pp. 9-25

Ethnogenesis and Genetic Divergence of the Eastern Bashkirs

pp. 26-34

«Golden Men» in Ancient Burial Places in Central Asia (an Attempt at Their fntepretation in the Light of Religious History)

pp. 34-43

Spain: a New Stage of Ethnic Development

pp. 43-54

Scientific Schools in the Formative Period of Modern British Social Anthropology (the 1920-ies to 1940-ies)

pp. 55-66


On the Principles of Typologization of Animal Husbandry as Practised among the Peoples of Middle Asia and Kazakhstan in Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

pp. 67-76

Some Remarks on Definitions and Terminology in Animal Husbandry

pp. 76-80

Problems of Definitions and Terminology in Animal Husbandry and Nomadism (a Reply to Opponents)

pp. 80-87

Editorial Comment

pp. 87

From the History of Science

V. V. Bunak —a Pioneer in Developing the Basic Theoretical Principles of the Science of Anthropology

pp. 88-92


The Arkhangelsk Museum of Wooden Architecture

pp. 93-105

Customs and Rituals for a Child’s Early Years among the Khevsureti Georgians in Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

pp. 105-112

The Whale in the Concepts of the Bering Sea Eskimos

pp. 112-120

Searchings, Facts, Hypotheses

Abduction of Brides — a General Custom or an Exceptional Occurrence?

pp. 121-127


A Session Devoted to V. V. Bunak’s 90th Birth Anniversary

pp. 128-131

Academic Life

Problems of the Ethnographic Study of Contemporary Life at the International Conference «Family Celebrations under Socialism»

pp. 132-134

«Historical Ethnography To-Day» — an International Symposium

pp. 134

An All-Union Conference of Folklore Scholars

pp. 134-137

«Housing Conditions and the Way of Life of Industrial Workers under Capitalism» — a Conference

pp. 138

«The Japanese Dolls» Exhibition

pp. 139-142

Expeditions in Brief

pp. 142-143

Criticism and Bibliography

Critical Articles and Reviews

Family Ritual among Siberian Peoples

pp. 144-151

The Collected Armenian Folk Tales. General Ethnography

pp. 151-154

General Ethnography

B. A. Rybakov. Early Slavic Paganism

pp. 154-161

Peoples of the USSR

L. M. Drobizheva. The Spiritual Community of the Soviet Peoples (a Historical-Sociological Survey of Inter—National Relations)

pp. 161-163

The Ethnogenesis of the Peoples of the North

pp. 163-166

Peoples of Asia outside the USSR

G. A. Shpazhnikov. Religions of the Countries of South—East Asia. A Handbook

pp. 167-169

Peoples of Oceania

Myths, Traditions and Legends of Easter Island

pp. 169-171