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by charitable donation from the Russkiy Mir Foundation
Russkiy Mir Foundation
The Double Name System
The double name system (the correlation between the names of “natives” and “aliens”, pagan and Christian names, names and nicknames). The significance of the name-giving ritual. The bathing name and christening. Choosing godparents; godparents’ functions. The christening feast (babina kasha). The ritual of afterbirth hand-washing (razmoiny). First birthday (godiny) and the ritual of hair-cutting (zastrizhki).
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