«Every pine rustles its forest»: beliefs, taboos, and prescriptions that regulate the behavior of «strange» and «home»

Key words
“strange”, “home”, believes, taboos, and prescriptions, standards
Dobrovolskaya V.

This article focuses on the rules of conduct that must be followed when dealing with strangers. The knowledge of a standard is a means of self-identification, regulates the possible contacts with outsiders, and has a protective function. Rules of interaction with the “strangers” is a means of preserving the member identity of a particular group; this was the way people contrasted themselves with representatives of other communities.