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Slavia Orientalis


Slavia Orientalis | 2017 | vol. LXVI | No 3 |

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The aim of the article is to discuss the written legacy of Philaret Drozdov, the Orthodox Metropolitan of Moscow (lived 1782–1867), in the context of human freedom and the freedom of the imperial Russia’s system – the autocracy. The basic research material constitutes of four homilies by Philaret Drozdov written in the years 1849–1856. To present a certain evolution of the Russian thought the author of the article also cites works which were created in earlier periods, i.e.: in the Moscow Russia time and in the time of Peter I. First, the author presents the orthodox anthropology as the ideological base for Philaret Drozdov’s considerations of freedom and power. Then, individual texts are discussed in detail in order to define the view of the Metropolitan of Moscow on the foregoing issues. At the end, the author sums up the carried out analysis and presents conclusions.

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Mikołaj Mazuś
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The article is dedicated to philosophical and religious aspects of the work of Russian writer and thinker Mary (Skobcowa). The aim is to investigate the key concepts that shaped her writings such as the problem of creativity, asceticism, the problem of the person. Particular attention was paid to the religious roots of her works. Her ideas are examined in the context of the theological thought of the twentieth century. Mother Mary synthesized the Sergiei Bulgakhov’s ‘philosophical system’ and the existentialist analysis of Nikolai Berdiayev. Special attention was paid to a critical rethinking of nineteenth-century Russian monastic tradition as well as polemic in the academic tradition of the early twentieth century.

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Dymitr Romanowski
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The aim of this article is a translation in the nation-creating function. From the middle of 18th century Ukrainian writers want to improve position of Ukrainian language in the state, show his uniqueness. Their method to achieved the object was translation masterpices of European literature into Ukrainian. This was evidence that Ukrainian language is independent language and could exist.

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Regina Faltyn
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The purpose of this paper is an attempt to reflect on the beginnings of Ukrainian modernism. The article is an analysis of the “Open letter to Ukrainian writers” by Mykola Voronyi and his polemics with a well-known Ukrainian writer, Ivan Franko. This letter, which was published in the journal “Literaturno-Naukowy Wisnyk” in 1901, is a very important document of the epoch, bearing the mark of a literary manifesto. This little note made the Ukrainian intelligentsia aware of the crisis of so-called narodnytstvo poetics and the need for far-reaching modernization of Ukrainian literature. The writer postulated the rejection of adopted schemes in favour of the latest European trends in literature. The attempt to implement the program demands was an edition of Mykola Voronyi’s literary collection, “From the Valleys and Above the Clouds”, which has also been analyzed and discussed in this paper. The author concludes that the “Open letter to Ukrainian writers” can be considered one of the first manifestations of Ukrainian modernism

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Albert Nowacki
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The 2014/2015 revolution at the Kiev Maidan (and elsewhere in Ukraine) made a wide-ranging impact on the literature. In this paper I analyse diaries devoted to the events of the dignity revolution. I have selected three texts written in three different languages: “ Приватний щоденник ” by Marija Matios (in Ukrainian). “ Дневник Майдана ” by Adrjej Kurkov (in Russian) and “Ogień Majdanu. Dziennik rewolucji 22.11.2013– 22.02.2014” (in Polish). These texts are highly interesting mostly because they allow looking at the Maidan through the eyes of witnesses. Because of that we do not receive mere facts, but a testimony which tells us most about the people involved, represented by the specific author reporting their experiences, impressions, emotions, and thoughts. It is characteristic for the personal document literature that it is positioned somewhere between the events being described and the internal experiences, judgements and preferences of the author. It is shaped by their knowledge, experience, and moral code. These texts often con- centrate on the fates of specific individuals, their behaviours, the reasons and consequences thereof. They differ both in terms of the form and the motivations of the authors. They are all, however, rather unique, because they speak of the events of most recent history which so violently cut through the daily lives of Ukrainian citizens.

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Katarzyna Jakubowska-Krawczyk
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The work is devoted to the analysis of quite rare kind of wedding speeches occurring in a ceremony of the part of Vologda province in the end 19th – early 20th century. The author considers features of functioning of the text in a wedding ceremony, national terminology, the territory of distribution, poetic features, a ratio of all-Russian and regional components in the texts. It is shown that by means of these texts the party of the bride implicitly declared about her physical and emotional preparedness for marriage because the themes of female physical beauty, health, portliness, youth, fertility, complaisance, etc. are emphasized in these texts.

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Julia Kraszeninnikowa
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The Polish language in Lithuania, Belorussia and Ukraine has been researched from many points of view, but it needs further studying. New material is required: records, letters, diaries, treatises, especially for researching standard Polish of the 20th century in its regional variant spoken by magnats, middle nobility, petty nobility living in villages, and by inteligentsia of cities and small towns. Also there are needed new methodological approaches to studying essential features of Polish mentioned above, which will take into account the frequent (common) traits as well as relict ones. The examination of these features will create a good base for distinguishing separate areas of the Polish language in Lithuania and Belorussia. The characteristic of vocabulary requests confrontation of words among others in synonymic pairs: native and foreign ones in register and in text, preferably based on computer text corps. To ascertain code mixing (also to find the homogenous/mixed character of the texts) it is necessary to apply both a panchronic approach (which regards all foreign elements), and a synchronic one (leaving out those foreign elements, which entered the grammatical or lexical systems of Polish). The paper proposes some ways for solving these problems

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Janusz Rieger
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The following article is devoted to the process of adapting loanwords into the Russian language in the first half of 17th century. The material which was subject to analysis was extracted from the first, handwritten editions of Russian opinion journalism, written from 1600 to 1650. The purpose of the article is to present the process of absorbing loanwords on the phonetic and morphological level, and to record changes in word genders and resonance variants in the words internalized into Russian either originating directly from another language or passed on through one from other languages

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Dorota Głuszak
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The article deals with the adaptation of Belorussian and Russian affixes in Polish dialects of Braslaw region. The author singles out certain models of af fixal adaptation on the basis of phonetic, morphological and semantic or phonomorphological equivalence. Collected vocabulary provides many examples where we can observe the assimilation of foreign elements into the native system of the multilingual population. Modifications of borrowings in this way indicate the vitality of the systemic word-formative rules of the Polish language in the speakers’ consciousness.

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Julia Domitrak

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Zasady publikowania w kwartalniku „Slavia Orientalis”

I. „Slavia Orientalis” przyjmuje do druku materiały nigdzie dotąd niepublikowane. Wszelkie formy plagiatu, autoplagiatu, działań typu „ghostwriting” i „guest authorship” będą traktowane przez Redakcję jako przejawy nierzetelności naukowej. Redakcja będzie dokumentować oraz powiadamiać stosowne instytucje o naruszaniu zasad etyki obowiązujących w nauce.

Przysyłany do redakcji tekst powinien być zaopatrzony w oświadczenie o oryginalności przekazywanego materiału: „Oświadczam, że artykuł ...(Tytuł)...................................... przesłany do druku w kwartalniku „Slavia Orientalis” do tej pory nie był nigdzie publikowany ani nie został zgłoszony do rozpatrzenia w innym czasopiśmie bądź książce. Data.............................. Podpis.......................................”

II. „Slavia Orientalis” zamieszcza materiały w języku rosyjskim, białoruskim, ukraińskim, polskim i angielskim.

III. Do tekstu prosimy dołączyć: polską, angielską i rosyjską wersję tytułu, tekst streszczenia artykułu w języku angielskim (do 0,5 stronicy), pięć angielskich słów kluczowych, podpisane oświadczenie o oryginalności tekstu, krótką informację o autorze, zawierającą następujące dane: imię i nazwisko, tytuł i stopień naukowy, miejsce pracy i stanowisko, adres pocztowy i elektroniczny, a także adres zatrudnienia, tytuły najważniejszych publikacji (książki i artykuły), ze wskazaniem miejsca i roku wydania (5 pozycji).

IV. Oprócz artykułów Redakcja zamieszcza także:

a) recenzje merytoryczne, oceniające i polemiczne o objętości do 5 stronic maszynopisu;

b) informacje o książkach o objętości do 2 stronic maszynopisu;

c) sprawozdania z sesji i konferencji naukowych o objętości do 3 stronic maszynopisu.

V. Wymogi techniczne:

a) teksty w wariancie elektronicznym (jednocześnie w formatach rtf i pdf) prosimy przysyłać na adres mailowy kwartalnika: ;

b) teksty w języku angielskim winny się rozpoczynać streszczeniem w języku rosyjskim lub polskim (ok. 0,5 stronicy);

c) teksty w językach: polskim, rosyjskim, ukraińskim, białoruskim winny się rozpoczynać streszczeniem w języku angielskim (ok. 0,5 stronicy);

d) w tekstach w języku polskim i angielskim cytaty i przypisy w języku rosyjskim, ukraińskim i białoruskim prosimy przytaczać w oryginale (nie w transliteracji);

e) tytuły utworów występujących w tekście w języku polskim po raz pierwszy należy podać w nawiasie w wersji oryginalnej (nie w transliteracji);

f) maszynopis winien być przygotowany z zachowaniem interlinii i marginesu po lewej stronie;

g) czcionka: Times New Roman (CE lub CYR) o wielkości 12 pkt z interlinią 1,5 wiersza;

h) strona znormalizowanego maszynopisu zawiera 30 wersów tekstu z ok. 60 znakami w wersie (1800 znaków na stronie);

i) objętość tekstów nie powinna przekraczać 40 tys. znaków ze spacjami;

j) przypisy: pod stroną w numeracji ciągłej dla całego tekstu (przygotowane przez opcję „Wstaw przypis”);

k) tekst powinien być zaopatrzony w zestawienie adresów bibliograficznych prac, do których odwołania pojawiają się w artykule (References). Adresy prac w językach zapisanych alfabetem cyrylicznym powinny zostać przetransliterowane na alfabet łaciński wg systemu BGN/PCGN (U.S. Board on Geographic Names / Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use) Transliteracji można dokonać online np. w programie Transliteration: – wybierając opcję właściwą dla języka białoruskiego, rosyjskiego lub rosyjskiego.

l) opis źródeł w przypisach prosimy dostosować do przedstawionego poniżej wzorca:


J. Kowalski, Historia literatury, Kraków 1990, s. 23.

Ibidem, s. 13.

J. Kowalski, Historia..., s. 56.

Fragment książki:

A. Nowak, Z dziejów piśmiennictwa, [w:] Historia cywilizacji, Warszawa 1987, s. 98.

Ibidem, s.13.

A. Nowak, Z dziejów..., s. 135.

Artykuł w czasopiśmie:

L. Nowacka, Teoria aktów mowy, „Przegląd Językoznawczy” 1963, nr 7, s. 45.

Źródło internetowe:

I. Yazykova, Obraz Bogurodzicy w ruskiej ikonografii, [w:] (28.03.2011).

V. Wszelkie zmiany o charakterze merytorycznym wprowadzane przez Autora w korekcie dokonywane będą na koszt Autora.

VI. Materiałów niezamówionych Redakcja nie zwraca.

VII. Tekst powinien być przygotowany według wzoru:

Imię i nazwisko

Miasto, miejsce pracy


Tytuł w języku angielskim



Tekst artykułu



Требования, предъявляемые к текстам, публикуемым в квартальнике „Slavia Orientalis”

I. „Slavia Orientalis” принимает в печать материалы, которые до сих пор нигде не публиковались. Все формы плагиата, автоплагиата, действий типа „ghostwriting” и „guest author-ship” будут признаны редакцией как проявление научной недобросовестности. Редакция будет документировать и извещать соответствующие учреждения о нарушении этических законов, обязывающих в науке.

Текст, направляемый в Редакцию, должен сопровождаться заявлением об оригинальности присылаемомого материала: „Заявляю, что статья …(Заглавие)……., отправленная в журнал „Slavia Orientalis” до сих пор нигде не публиковалась, ни не передавалась для рассмотрения в другие журналы или книги.

Дата………………………… Подпись......................”

II. „Slavia Orientalis” помещает материалы на русском, белорусском, украинском, польском и английском языках.

III. Редакция обращается к авторам с просьбой предоставить: польскую, английскую и русскую версии заглавия, резюме на английском языке (до 0,5 страницы), пять ключевых слов на английском языке, подписанное заявление об оригинальности текста, а также краткую информацию о себе, содержащую следующие данные: имя и фамилия автора, ученая степень и звание, место работы, должность, почтовый и электронный адреса; заглавия важнейших публикаций (книг и статей) с указанием места и года издания (5 заглавий).

IV. Кроме статей, редакция помещает также:

а) научно-аналитические рецензии, заключающие в себе оценку и полемику, – объемом до 5 машинописных страниц;

б) информацию о новых книгах – объемом до 2 машинописных страниц;

в) обзоры, посвященные научным симпозиумам и конференциям, – объемом до 3 машинописных страниц.

V. Технические требования:

а) просьба присылать тексты в форме электронной записи (одновременно в форматах rft и pdf) по адресу квартальника: ;

б) тексты на английском языке в начале статьи должны сопровождаться резюме на русском или польском языке (ок. 0,5 страницы);

в) тексты на польском, русском, украинском и белорусском языках в начале статьи должны сопровождаться резюме на английском языке (0,5 страницы);

г) в текстах на польском и английском языках цитаты и примечания на русском, украинском и белорусском языках следует приводить в оригинальной версии (не в транслитерации);

д) заглавия литературных произведений, приводимые в тексте на польском языке впервые, должны сопровождаться в скобках оригинальной версией (не в транслитерации);

е) подготовленная к печати машинопись должна содержать регулярный интервал и поля с левой стороны;

ж) шрифт: Times New Roman (CE или CYR) размером 12, расстояние между строчками 1,5;

з) согласно принятым нормам, машинописная страница содержит 30 строк текста по ок. 60 печатных знаков в каждой строке (т. е. 1800 печатных знаков на странице);

и) объем присылаемых текстов не может превышать 20 машинописных страниц;

й) сноски: внизу страницы при непрерывной нумерации для всего текста (выполняемые при помощи „Вставка сносок”);

к) статья должна сопровождаться библиографическим списком адресов (References), охватывающим только работы, названные в сносках. Адреса, записанные кириллицей, просьба привести в списке в латынской транслитерации, выполненнопй в системе BGN/PCGN (U.S. Board on Geographic Names / Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use). Tранслитерацию можно выполнить online, например с помощью программы Transliteration (, выбирая вариант для белоруского, русского или украинского языка;

л) при ссылках на источники следует соблюдать форму записи, соответствующую приводимому ниже образцу:


А.И. Иванов, История литературы, Москва 1990, с. 23.

Там же, с. 13.

А.И. Иванов, История..., с. 56.

Фрагмент книги:

Е. Сидоров, Из истории письменности, [в:] История цивилизации, Москва 1987, с. 98.

Там же, с. 13.

Е. Сидоров, Из истории..., с. 135.

Статья в журнале:

О. Ахманова, Теория речевых актов, „Вопросы языкознания” 1963, № 1, с. 45.

Источник по Интернету:

П. Паламарчук, Москва, [в:] (28.03.2011).

V. Любого рода существенные изменения, вносимые автором в корректуру, будут реализованы за счет автора.

VI. Материалы, присланные не по просьбе Редакции, обратно не высылаются.

VII. Текст должен быть приготовлен по данному образцу:

Имя и фамилия

Город, место работы


Заглавие на английском языке



Текст статьи


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