The Department of Ukraine, Byelorussia, and Moldova

Head of the department: Natalie M. Kalashnikova , Ph. D. in culturology Tel.: 007-(812)570-58-97


  • Olga V. Karpova Ph. D. in history
  • Oleg V. Lysenko Ph. D. in history


The Department of Ukraine, Byelorussia, and Moldova is one of the oldest in the museum. It was established in June 3 1921, and from that time has been playing prominent role in the studies of traditional culture of the peoples living in Eastern Europe and Balkan region. For many years the head of the department was the remarkable Russian ethnographer N. Mogilyanski, who succeeded in organizing active collaboration with local historians and collectors, which made possible to create outstanding collections on Ukraine, Byelorussia, and Moldova. Its present work is focused on following activities:

  • Specialized (monographic) studies of Slavic and non-Slavic peoples;
  • Examination and attribution of collections kept in department's stores;
  • Organization of temporary thematic and multi-thematic exhibitions;
  • Publication of monographers, articles and catalogues;
  • Department research work is centered on ethnographic studies of Byelorussians, Ukrainians, Moldavians, and Slavic peoples of Balkan region.