Ethnicity and Migration After Communism
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. This book discusses the cultural identity of the Greek population of southern Russia, the emergent post-Soviet Pontians, is both a product of their experience of transnational migration to Greece and Cyprus and an effect of the post-socialist transformations which influence the everyday life, economic practices and political situation in their home communities. Greek identity in the post-Soviet Russian Federation is reproduced through a transnational circuit of culture that is a complex interplay between agent's practices and structural elements of the society in which they participate. The production of Pontic Greek cultural identity in southern Russia takes place alongside and within religious practices which have themselves been affected dramatically by the revival of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Greeks relationship with the local landscape is becoming increasingly ritualised as they restore old churches in their villages and revitalise the Pontic tradition.