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Anton V. Bredikhin

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Anton V. Bredikhin — PhD in History, Researcher, The Center “Russia, China, the World”, the Institute of China and Modern Asia of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nakhimovsky Ave. 32, 117997 Moscow, Russia; Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Sociology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, MSU, 1, p. 33, 119991 Moscow, Russia.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4097-3854

E-mail: bredikhin90@yandex.ru


Theory and history of culture




Vol. 70


pp. 18–25


January 15, 2023

Approved after reviewing

March 14, 2023

Date of publication

December 25, 2023



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Introduction: Russian-Chinese relations in the field of intercultural cooperation have a fairly wide range of contacts concerning various areas. At the same time, the interethnic factor, and especially the factor of the Cossacks in the history and modernity of China, arouses considerable research interest. Russian Cossacks have acquired the role of a bridge in the system of humanitarian relations, emphasizing their relationship with Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church, and the unified Russian culture. Methods: Through institutional analysis, the study will assess the role of the Cossacks in Russian-Chinese intercultural cooperation. Analysis: the arrival of Albazin people in China is a key moment in the Chinese vector of the history of the Cossacks, the Russian Diaspora. Having occupied a high place in society for centuries, the descendants of the Albazinians are still part of the Russian soft power in the country today. China is among the countries where Cossack emigration was sent after the Civil War of 1917–1922, and this was reflected in the historically established cultural ties of our countries. The author provides data concerning modern contacts between the Cossack societies of the Russian Federation and the Russian diaspora, cultural and scientific centers of China. The paper examines the existing approach and delivers recommendations on the assessment of international cooperation of modern Cossacks in domestic Cossack studies.


Albazinians, Cossacks, Cossack studies, China, Russia, Russian Diaspora.


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