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12:07 | Aug 27 | 2014

International conference "The indigenous peoples of Siberia in the works of Polish researchers. Tribute to Edward Piekarski" prepared in St. Petersburg

 On August 20, the Permanent Mission of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) in St. Petersburg held a meeting of the organizing committee for the International Conference "Indigenous peoples of Siberia in the works of Polish researchers. Tribute to Edward Piekarski (1858-1934)", which was attended by the delegation of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland led by Consul General Peter Marciniak, and the Russian Institute of Arts History led by the Institute Director Olga Koch.

The Conference will be held 25-27 September 2014 in the Russian Institute of Arts History (St. Petersburg, Isakievskaya Square, 5) as part of the series "St. Petersburg and Ethnic Cultures".

The Conference is organized by: Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in St. Petersburg, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Irkutsk, Permanent Mission of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) in St. Petersburg and the Russian Institute of Arts History.

The conference will feature presentations of scholars, linguists and researchers of the Republic of Poland, Turkey, the Russian regions: the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Irkutsk Oblast, Altai Krai, representatives of leading institutions of St. Petersburg and others.

The halls of the Russian Institute of Arts History will host book, illustrations and documentary photo exhibitions dedicated to Polish researchers of Siberia from collections of the Russian National Library, the National Library of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), the National Archives of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and Irkutsk Oblast.

The Conference participants are planning to visit Smolensk Cemetery with wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Edward Piekarski, an ethnographer, scholar, researcher, the author of Dictionary of the Yakut language, as well as the exhibition "The peoples of Siberia and the Far East. Late XIX- early XX centuries"and the special storgae of the Russian Museum of Ethnography.

 

Yakutia Sakha News Agency