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Ekaterina V. Bykova

Marina P. Klyaus

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Ekaterina V. Bykova — PhD in Arts, Associate Professor of the Department of Cultural Studies, Sociology and Philosophy, Vyatka State University, Lenina St., 111, 610002 Kirov, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-6024-5398
E-mail: ev2_74@mail.ru

Marina P. Klyaus — PhD in History, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Ave. 32A, 119991 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7068-0708
E-mail: marina_klyaus@mail.ru


History of Arts




Vol. 67


pp. 277–292


August 20, 2022

Approved after reviewing

November 28, 2022

Date of publication

March 29, 2023


DOI https:/doi.org/10.37816/2073-9567-2023-67-277-292

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The paper examines the peculiarities of the formation of an environment with ethnic markers in the space of Bulgarian logging villages in the Udora district of the Komi Republic in the 70–80-ies of the twentieth century. The relevance of the research is determined by the issue of fixing the historical context and preserving the monuments of fine art reflecting the epoch and the communicative features of various cultural layers, as well as the interaction of personal and collective memory. The aim of the study is to identify the mechanisms of visual image formation in the international and national content of Bulgarian art in the Komi Republic. The authors payspecial attention to the culture of memory in relation to other commemorative practices based on the visualization of the objective world and cultural landscape. The importance of this topic is explained by the active movement of people between cities and countries and the erasing of spatial boundaries of the cultural landscape in the conditions of Soviet ideological attitudes of internationalism, in which national peculiarities are preserved, while a tolerant relationship in society is established. The results obtained allowed identifying the sources and conditions of formation of the spatial environment in Bulgarian workers' settlements and analyzing the context of national and international features of architectural structures and monumental painting and sculpture in the cultural landscape. The authors come to the conclusion that the Bulgarian workers' settlements of the Komi Republic attest to the fact that visual agitation in combination with other works of art was an effective means of shaping a cultural landscape with ethnic markers in terms of the international content.


International, National Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Visual Culture, Ideology, Propaganda Art, Monumental Art, Sculpture, Environmental Design, Everyday Life, Bulgarians, Komi Republic.


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