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Pavel Ivanovich Pogorel’skii

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Tel.: (812) 328-07-12

POGOREL’SKII Pavel Ivanovich, Candidate of Sciences, graduated from the Department of Oriental Studies of Leningrad State University in 1979 with the speciality “the history of Arabic countries”. Since 1989 he has worked at the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Department of South and Southwest Asia; a Curator of the Special Storeroom; since 2002 – the Deputy Director for Development; since 2003 - the Chief Curator of MAE RAS).

In 1984, 1990 and 1998 he participated in the Soviet (Russian)-Yemeni complex Expedition of the Academy of Sciences. In 1992 he defended a candidate dissertation “Traditional Occupations of the Settled Population of Hadramauth”.

He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Ethnography and Anthropology of the Faculty of History at Saint-Petersburg State University.

His research interests include Arabic ethnography, museology, traditional occupations and handicrafts.