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Jewish Community of Perm: External and Internal Communications in 1990 - 2000s

Student: Mariia Shishigina

Supervisor: Anna S. Kimerling

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Perm)

Educational Programme: History (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2017

Jewish communities of Russia, existing for centuries on its territory, are traditionally considered as a religious minority, whose existence fully corresponds to the strategy of development of religious policy in the country. The relevance of the chosen topic is due to several circumstances. First, the analysis of the logic of community survival as a translator of a particular model of religious consciousness when addressing representatives of a religious minority helps to isolate the most significant constants in the unfolding of religious life. The Jewish community of Perm in this respect is a very revealing case. Reconstruction of external and internal factors of the community's existence determines the "inclusion" of religious communities in the city-wide space and the relationships within the community. The object of this study is the Jewish population of Perm. It is worth mentioning that the term "Jews" implies the confessional inclusion of the individual in the religious space of Judaism, the subject of this study is the specificity of the formation and functioning of the Jewish community of Perm in the 1990s. - 2000's. Years. The aim of the work is to reconstruct the main factors and principles of internal and external communication of the Jewish community of Perm during the 1990s. - 2000's. Years. To achieve the stated goal of the research, it is necessary to solve the following tasks: 1. Identify the causes and prerequisites for the formation of Russian Jewish communities. 2. Identify features and factors of the formation of the Jewish community in the Kama region. 3. Establish the main factors contributing to the "revival" of Jewish religious life in the city. 4. To reconstruct the social portrait of the community of the 1990s. - 2000's. Years

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