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The Image of the Supreme Ruler of Russia in the Folklore of the 19th and 20th Centuries Ural Cossacks
The thesis is devoted to the study of the image of the high ruler of Russia in the XIX and XX centuries folklore of Ural Cossacks. The objective of this study is an analysis of different folklore genres (legends, tales, songs, bylinas etc.) collected among Ural Cossacks in XIX and partly in XX centuries for the reflection of the image of the high ruler of Russia. The object of the study is Ural Cossacks folklore collected (mainly in the XIX century) and published by such persons as A. Pushkin, I. Zheleznov, V. Korolenko and E. Korotin. The subject of the work is the image of the high ruler of Russia reflected in the analyzed folklore material. The research will be structurally divided so that each part will be devoted to analysis of the material collected by different persons in chronological order (from Pushkin to Korotin). In the final part of the research there will be revealed some common and particular elements in how the image of high ruler of Russia was reflected in the works of different folklore collectors. Final conclusions will be given on this basis.