Cross-Cultural Language and Communication as Means of Creating Tolerance

Document Type : Research Article


1 Kazan Federal University

2 Higher School of Foreign Languages and Translation Studies, Institute of International Relations, Kazan Federal University



The foundation of qualitative enquiry is language and communication. Language is a fundamental instrument by which qualitative researchers attempt to understand human behavior, social processes, and the cultural meanings that are part of human behavior. Russia is a multinational, multi-confessional and multicultural country, and in this connection, the problem of educating the younger generation in the spirit of tolerance at the present stage is especially relevant. These circumstances have led to the inclusion of the term “tolerance” in the thesaurus of social and pedagogical sciences in recent years. The purpose of this article is to consider the main approaches to the interpretation of this concept, as well as to identify favourable conditions and ways of creating cross-cultural tolerance in modern society and in educational institutions in particular. The research is based on the analysis made on the current situation of cross-cultural communication in Russia and Tatarstan in particular.