Peculiarities of national identity of Armenians living in Russia and Armenia



The article presents the results of the study of the national characteristics of Armenians living in Armenia and Russia (Tyumen) as one of the most common diasporas in Russia. Based on the analysis of theoretical and practical studies, hypotheses were expressed that Armenians living and born in Russia integrate the features of the image of their national identity and the features of the image of the national identity of Armenians living and born in Armenia. The study involved 95 people (free sample). Semantic differential was used as a research method. On the basis of the obtained results, it is concluded that there is a connection between the objects “I am Armenian”, “Armenians living in Russia” and “Armenians living in Armenia”, which means the preservation of their national identity. Another important conclusion is the close connection between the objects “Armenians living in Russia” and “Citizen of Russia”. Armenians feel like citizens of Russia, which allows us to conclude that migrants demonstrate such a strategy of acculturation as integration, which allows them not only to be effective, but also to preserve ethnic identity. The characteristics that allow migrants to successfully integrate into society, according to Armenians born and living in Russia, can be: the desire to help others, caring, sociability, willingness to help, sensitivity to others.

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Keywords: national consciousness, civic consciousness, ethnos, national culture, acculturation strategies

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Moreva G.I., Kurdoglyan G.M. Peculiarities of national identity of Armenians living in Russia and Armenia. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2019. Vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 67–84. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2019100305. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Galina I. Moreva, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Chair of General and Social Psychology, Institute of Psychology and Pedagogics, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Gayane M. Kurdoglyan, Psychologist of the Department of Medical Rehabilitation, State Autonomous Health Institution of The Tyumen Region "City Polyclinic №12", Tyumen, Russia, e-mail:



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