Scenarios of Intercultural Communication of the Russian and Indigenous Population of Siberia in the Views of the Leaders of the Siberian Regionalism

2022 Bylye Gody  
In the article, based on the materials of the epistolary and scientific-journalistic heritage of the leaders of the Siberian regionalism, the scenarios of intercultural communication of the Russian and indigenous population of Siberia in the second half of the 19th -early 20th centuries, constructed by the authors, are revealed. The methodological basis of the study was the approaches of a new cultural and intellectual history, and the representativeness of the conclusions is due to the
more » ... ent of an array of texts devoted to the reflection by the community of Siberian regionalists of "foreign" and Russian issues as part of the sociopolitical discourse of the post-reform era. In the course of the study, the authors revealed the main positions of the leaders of the regionalism in constructing scenarios for intercultural communication of the indicated groups. It has been established that the perceptions of the regionalists about Siberia as a colony within Russia actualized in their correspondence, journalism and scientific works the topic of limiting the rights and economic potential of both the indigenous and the Russian population in the implementation of the imperial colonization project. In the opinion of Siberian liberals, overcoming this state of affairs was possible not only by means of spreading agricultural practices, but, mainly, under the condition of extensive enlightenment and educational work among indigenous peoples and Russian settlers. One of the landmark scenarios for the cultural cooperation of the autochthons with the Russian population, the regionalists considered the active inclusion of representatives of the steppe aristocracy in the system of higher education and state activities, which, in their opinion, opened up good chances for the influence of local elites on their fellow tribesmen and contributed to their socialization outside the repressive models of Russification offered national-conservative forces of the Russian Empire.
doi:10.13187/bg.2022.3.1250 fatcat:uswi5qlxozcxjndksf6coelm5q