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The chief researcher of the RAS Institute of World History tells a story of Academician Sergei Oldenburg and the significance of expeditions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for historical and archaeological science

Author Anastasiya Rogacheva
Photo Nikolay Malakhin
Video Aleksey Kornoukhov

Has the Gzhel pottery always been blue and white? Where did the recognizable Gzhel rose come from? How did a Voronezh artist revive the Russian traditional industry?

Author Anastasiya Rogacheva

On February 9, 1897, the first population census of the Russian Empire was held


Can we consider a matryoshka doll an ancient Russian toy? Why did the intelligentsia in exile study the life of peasants? Can folklore have authors?

Author Anastasiya Rogacheva

Alexandra Viktorovna Frolova – candidate of historical sciences, senior researcher of the department of Russian people of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Science, tells about Christmas fortune-telling, Christmas trees, and celebration traditions in cities and villages

Author Yanina Khuzhina
Photo Nikolay Mokhnachov
Video Aleksandr Kozlov

Together with Ekaterina Evgenyevna Dmitrieva, Doctor of Philology, we are being imbued with the festive atmosphere of N.V. Gogol’s novel

Author Anastasiya Rogacheva
Photo Nikolay Malakhin
Video Dmitrij Samsonov

In 1994, the UN General Assembly established a new commemorative date to celebrate the diversity of the world's indigenous cultures


What are the qualities an ethnographer needs? Specifics of the profession are discussed in our article 

Author Yanina Khuzhina


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What saints did the conquistadors pray to and why did they decide to conquer Mexico? What was the ethnic, regional, and age composition of the Conquista? 

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