Scientific journal
European Journal of Natural History
ISSN 2073-4972

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN MORDOVIAN STUDENTS’ EVALUATIONS

Abramov V.K., Abramova O.V.
The aim of the head count held in December, 2005, was to define the attitude of student youth of Mordovia to the State National Policy. A hundred of Mordovian and a hundred of Russian 2-5-year students took part in the head count. The results you can see in the table.

Table 1. The students´ evaluation of the state of international relations in Mordovia (in %)*

Questionnaire

Mordva

Russians

Are you satisfied with the National Policy in Mordovia in general?

  1. no doubt, and rather satisfied than not
  2. no doubt, and rather not satisfied

 

48

30

 

46

37

Are national right s violated more often or seldom than in other regions?

  1. rather and not so much often as seldom
  2. no difference from the other Regions
  3. rather and not so much seldom than often

 

25

39

9

 

32

40

9

Who is responsible for the protection of national rights by all means?

  1. Federal Authorities
  2. Regional Authorities

 

30

53

 

31

62

 How do you value the state of international relations in Mordovia?

  1. good and very good
  2. normal
  3. bad and very bad

 

29

66

2

 

28

61

6

 What are the reasons of tension in international relations?

1. National Policy errors in Soviet period

2. present-day Federal Authorities´ actions

3. Regional Authorities´ actions

4. deterioration of economical situation

5. migrations from other Regions of the country

6. disrespect to the language and customs of people of different nationalities in every-day life

7. purposeful discord fomentation by political groupings and the press

 

13

2

12

27

24

53

 

27

 

14

3

8

31

43

53

 

27

Have you faced recently:

  1. violence on nationalistic ground
  2. prejudices relative to other Nationalities
  3. cold-shoulder to people coming from other Regions

 

29

32

40

 

31

31

49

Do the Federal Authorities´ actions help to solve these problems?

1. they let them be solved as a whole

2. they are not performed by local authorities

3. the actions are late and are transformed into conflicts

4. they themselves are the reasons of the conflicts

5. it is difficult to say

 

9

18

16

10

44

 

17

14

29

12

26

Some questions require several variants of answers, only the most significant ones are mentioned in the table.

As a whole, more or less loyal attitude of Mordovian students both to representatives of other nationalities and to the policy conducted by the Federal and local authorities in the National Policy is marked. But never the less, more than a half of the respondents faced the facts of national disrespect in every-day life that necessitates keeping on working on culture of international relations and the development of tolerance.

The article is admitted to the International Scientific Conference "Russian cultural heritage and modern world", 2007, India, Goa, 2007, March 1-11; came to the editorial office on 15.02.07