ROERICH READINGS
Scientific life. Congresses, conferences, and symposia On November 28-29, 2005, the Roerich Readings were held at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In his opening speech, the Director of the Institute of Information Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences R. B. Rybakov noted that the readings remain faithful to the traditions of Yu. N. Roerich. According to him, it is very gratifying that along with scientists who directly knew Yuri Nikolaevich, many young people speak at the readings. This means that "the fire in the hearth does not go out", and is a guarantee that traditions will continue to be preserved. He informed the audience that the Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the ICR had signed a "Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in order to jointly study the heritage of the Roerich family and cultural traditions of India." The report "Some observations about the "wolf" in the Rig Veda "was made by T. Ya. Elizarenkova (Institute of Mechanical Engineering of the Russian Academy of Sciences). She recalled that many peoples, including Indo-European ones, had a cult of the wolf, and tried to find out what was the attitude towards it in the Rig Veda. To do this, we had to analyze all the cases of using the word "wolf" in this monument. Although the wolf was well known, it is rarely mentioned in the Rig Veda. The word vrka-m . "wolf" is used 30 times, and vrki-f., "wolf" - only 6 times. In most cases, the wolf is mentioned in negative contexts. This is indicated by his epithets "fierce", "malicious", "evil", etc. There is no description of its appearance at all. Most often, the word "wolf" is used as a metaphor for an enemy, a rival. Only a few times does "wolf" appear in a positive context, mostly in Ashwin hymns. The speaker described two cases of using this word, when it is, apparently, the name of either a plow or some tool used in agriculture. Based on the conducted research, it was conclude ... Read more
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