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Features Of The Virtual Religious Space Formation In The Conditions Of The Cultural Border Of The Southern Outpost Of Russia

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Elena Khlyshcheva, Vyacheslav Dryagalov, Mikhail Topchiev, Anna Romanova, Maria Bicharova



Identity, confessionality, virtual space, heterotopia, outpost.



Problems, related with the formation of religious space and confessional identity, occupy a special place in the field of cultural security. Today the confessional space of each region is formed with the active participation of transnational religious networks. It leads to the rise of conflict level especially in heterotopic spaces. Cultural and confessional diversity in regions are inherently unstable, that's why the higher degree of "diversity", the greater risks of ethno-conflict situations. One of such place is Astrakhan region, the southern gateway to Russia. This territorial space is characterized by interethnic contacts with representatives of neighboring states. Long cohabitation of different ethnic groups in close proximity, in the same natural conditions, similar ways of historical development lead, as a rule, to the commonality of material and spiritual culture, when a synthesized cultural tradition is gradually formed and includes both cultural and religious values of the whole society and its own peculiarities. In these conditions, the model of confessional space formation depends largely on dynamic changes, determined not only by the heterotopicity of the research territory, but also by the activity of regional religious actors engaged in proselytic activity in the virtual space.



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