Original Russian Text © V.A. Tishkov, V.V. Stepanov, 2017, published in Vestnik Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk, 2017, Vol. 87, No. 10, pp. 879–890.
RAS Academician Valerii Aleksandrovich Tishkov is Academician- Secretary of the RAS Division of History and Philology. Valerii Vladimirovich Stepanov, Cand. Sci. (Hist.), is a Leading Researcher of the RAS Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology (RAS IEA).