Monday, 17 April 2017

'Canadian Doukhobor Culture'
   Presented at Russian Conference

Dr. Anosova, Ottawa, 2010.
Phenomenology of the culture of modern Canadian Doukhobors is the title of a paper presented by Dr. Irina A. Anosova at the 6th Canadian Conference held at the University of St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 7, 2017.

Click for her abstract in Russian and English.

She is a professor in the Department of Philosophy, Culture and Arts, St. Petersburg University, Russian Federation.

'The conference was attended by scientists from the universities of many Russian cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Volgograd, Saratov, Tambov, Bryansk, Chelyabinsk), as well as from Canada and Estonia. ... various historical, social, legal and economic aspects of the development of Canada and its society were discussed.' ('Научный сотрудник Эконома выступил на VI Канадских чтениях', Institute News, Plekhanov Socioeconomic Institute, Saratov. Requires Russian fonts to be installed in your browser.)

This major event is held every 5 years for all researchers of history, politics, economy and culture of Canada. Scientists from more than 10 cities of Russia and Canada submitted [24] reports on the history, politics, domestic development and its role in contemporary international relations. (Делегация историко-филологического факультета посетила VI Канадские чтения в Санкт-Петербурге, Faculty News, Chelyabinsk State University.)

Dr. I. M. Nokhrin, Dean of Political Science and International Relations, Chelyabinsk State
University, describes the Canadian national identity and political system in the colonial era.

'150 Years of the Canadian Federation: From a British Dominion to a Global Player' was the theme of this year's 2-day international conference held April 7-8, 2017. See conference program in Russian and English.

The event was co-sponsored by the Institute for US and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; the Russian Association for Canadian Studies; and the 'Moscow-Quebec' Educational and Scientific Center Russian State University for the Humanities.

Dr. Anosova first encountered Doukhobors while researching Lev. N. Tolstoy for her PhD thesis. Her focus on Doukhobors began in 1989, and has not stopped. In 2010, many Canadian Doukhobors met and hosted her North American field research tour. 2010 photo album.

Some of her work published on

2006Canada is the Second Motherland of the Doukhobors: The Philosophy of Love as the Way for Cultural Integration

2009Three Canadian Scholars Presented at Russian Conference: Donskov, Glagoleva, Tarasoff

2010Doukhobors of Western Canada 2010: Field Research for "The Canadian Doukhobors Present Lifestyle as the Synthesis of Russian and Canadian Cultural Traditions"

2017 — 'Canadian Doukhobor Culture' Presented at Russian Conference — Abstract (Russian, English)

2019 Lev Tolstoy and American Philosophy — With 24 PowerPoint slides.


  1. Gunter Schaarschmidt, Victoria, BC20 April 2017 at 09:53

    Спасибо, Кузьма,что включил резюме докада и по-русски и по-английски. И хорошо, что не забыли о духоборах как аборигенах России!
    [Thanks, Koozma, that you did not forget to include the resume of the report in Russian and English. I am glad that you did not forget that Doukhobors are aborigines of Russia.]

  2. Fred Samorodin1 May 2017 at 19:24

    I take this opportunity to question the use of the jargon is the term ‘aborigines’ to describe Doukhobors either anthropologically, spiritually or sociologically! It is my opinion that Doukhobors in Canada and Russia will become a footnote in Slavic history given what directions Russian history has taken the Russian peoples over the duration of the self-identifiable duration of the Doukhobor movement! I have been inspired by the directions the Mennonite Central Committee has taken the Mennonite Brethren;, and while I despair for the continued survival of the Doukhobor movement, perhaps in this time of earthshaking tensions in the world, the relevance of the Doukhobor movement can be harnessed within our ethnocentric milieu for the greater good! In marketing , I once heard the phrase ‘If your dream doesn't scare you, it isn't BIG ENOUGH!"’