Rudetsky, Oleg Andreevich – Scientific Secretary, the Khabarovsk Regional Museum (N.I. Grodekov), post-graduate student, Department of Philosophy, Far East State University of Humanities (Khabarovsk).
The phenomenon of ethnicity in a world of globalization comprises one of the sharpest and most "explosive" problems. It is real for all countries and regions including Russia and the Russian Far East. The Far Eastern region is remarkable for its complicated ethnic groups and systems of interethnic communication. This is the special sphere of cultural interaction which in its dynamics is based on series of historic peculiarities and traditions. At the same time integration processes caused by the development of the world of globalization threaten the Far East with significant transformations of the ethnic structure and can have extremely negative consequences.
Key words: world of globalization, ethnic structure, the phenomenon of ethnicity, ethnos, ethnic culture, communication.