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In article the fragment of «the festive text» of the Russian court culture of the 1720th – the weddings of the Russian noblemen described in the diary of the Holstein nobleman F. W. von Bergholtz is considered. «An idea» of a holiday of wedding in relation to ancient wedding rituals and new secular culture of Petrine Russia is analyzed from a position of an imagology.

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Friedrich Wilhelm von Bergholtz, Peter I, diary genre, imagology, wedding ceremony, festive culture, carnival