Department’s Profile

Department’s Staff                                                                                                                     

Valentina V. Gorbacheva Ph.D., Department’s head;

 Regional specialization and research interests: North-Eastern Siberia (Chukotka and Kamchatka peninsulas), traditional culture of Chukchi, Koryaks, Eskimos, Itelmen, and Aleuts. Contact e-mail addressvalentinagor@yandex.ru

E.A. Andreeva   research worker;

Regional specialization and research interests: Yenisei Region, traditional culture of Kets.

Contact e-mailumbra2005@yandex.ru

Marina X. Belyanskya Ph.D., research worker;

Regional specialization and research interests: North-Western Siberia, traditional culture of Nentsi, Khanty, and Mansi.

Contact e-mail   addressdaroma_20@mail.ru

Marina V. Fedorova leading research worker;

Regional specialization and research interests: Southern Siberia, traditional culture of Buryats.

Contact e-mail address: fedorovarme@mail.ru

Irina A. Karapetova   leading research worker;

Regional specialization and research interests:  North-Western Siberia, traditional culture of Nentsi, Khanty, and Mansi.

Contact e-mail addressKarapetovaia@yandex.ru

Natalia A. Kosyak  research worker;

Regional specialization and research interests: Far East of Siberia, traditional culture of Tuvintsi.

Contact e-mail addressschcegipfel@yandex.ru

Lidia G. Lelchuk, research worker;

Regional specialization and research interests: North-Eastern Siberia, traditional culture of Yakuts.

Svetlana v. Romanova leading research worker;

Regional specialization and research interests:  Southern Siberia, traditional culture of Altaitsi, Tuvintsi, and Khakass.

Contact e-mail address: romanova_rme@mail.ru

Tatjana Y. Sem, Ph.D., leading research worker;

Regional specialization and research interests: North-Eastern Siberia, traditional culture of the Evenks and other Tungus peoples of Siberia.

Contact e-mail addresssemturem@mail.ru

Ol’ga V. Sycheva   assistant worker

Contact e-mail:olysycheva@gmail.com

DEPARTMENT'S PROFILE


The department of Siberia and Far East is among the oldest, and the only one which has remained unchanged its initial structure, and partly its original name from the time of museum’s foundation in 1902. The most fruitful, and productive period in its history started in July 31, 1920, when the fourth Siberian section was established, headed by a renowned ethnologist and archeologist Sergey Rudenco. In this period the brilliant team of distinguished specialists such as A.Makarenco, A. Glukhov, E. Schneider, L. Kostikov, S. Teploukhov, R. Mitusova, S. Adrianov, worked there, carrying out many research expeditions in the Baikal region, Altai, North-Western Siberia and the Far East. From 1987 it has been guided by Dr. Valentina Gorbacheva. During the last decades the department centered its activities on exhibitions, museum conservation, expeditions, and research. Currently the department’s staff focuses on the theme "Life Maintenance Systems in Traditional and Modern Culture of Siberian and Far Eastern Peoples". The indigenous Siberian cultures are outcomes of long evolution in extreme environmental conditions. They characterize by great diversity of economic forms, lifestyles, material and spiritual components. However, this diversity is integral part of life-maintenance systems of Siberian peoples. Facing the external cultural pressure from newcomers, particularly in the present epoch of active industrial exploitation of this region, fragile and vulnerable indigenous Siberian cultures gradually lose many elements, and sometimes entirely disappear. Multidisciplinary research on life maintenances systems of Siberian, Arctic and Far Eastern peoples will permit to use their millennial experience of sustainable development and adaptation to natural conditions of Siberia in further exploration of northern territories.