Content of the National Code in Popular Tales at the Budjak


  • Valentina Radkina Université d’Etat Humaine d’Izmail


national code; national identity; folk tale; regional culture


The article considers a folk tale as a means of preserving national identity, expressed in the
national code – a peculiar system of signs that expresses the specifics of the national culture of a certain
ethnic group. Analyzing Romanian (Moldavian), Russian, Bulgarian and Ukrainian fairy tales
preserved in Bessarabia, the author comes to the conclusion that there is a regional code that preserves
the common features of national communities living in this territory.

Author Biography

Valentina Radkina, Université d’Etat Humaine d’Izmail

Associate Professor, PhD


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How to Cite

Radkina, V. (2020). Content of the National Code in Popular Tales at the Budjak: Array. Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, 10(1). Retrieved from



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