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My Eurasia

The My Eurasia exhibition was arranged under the VI Congress of Ethnographers and Anthropologists of Russia. The photo exhibition shows the field ethnographical surveys organized by the specialists of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) at the beginning of the III millennium. These academic expeditions were conducted within the Programme of Fundamental Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium "Ethno-cultural Interaction in Eurasia".

The newest materials on visual anthropology gathered by ethnographers through the latest several years are summarized into 13 photo collages. The annotations tell about culture of 15 peoples of Siberia, Caucasus, Central Asia. Special attention is paid to peoples of West Siberia, Buriatia, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Abkhazia, Tadzikistan, Uzbekistan.

The materials presented at the exhibition may be, with certainty, referred as the unique ones. Many of the exhibitions were carried out in distant and difficult to access spots of Eurasia. The researchers sought to register the whole variety of contemporary folk culture. The photos show the "infant universe" of traditional cultures, household annual cycle, meal making, rituals of peoples of Eurasia.

Field surveys continue the traditions established by prominent scientists - ethnographers, archeologists, anthropologists, etc. who worked in the Museum. The collections gathered by them are aimed to study ethnos of Eurasia continent and to propagate knowledge on original cultures.

The photo pictures would enrich the Museum's vast collections of illustrative material.

Expedition: Republic of Ingushetia. 2004.
Makka Albogachieva.

Expedition: Republic of Dagestan. 2003 - 2004
Ekaterina Kapustina, Yuri Karpov

Expedition: Republic of Dagestan. 2003 - 2004.
Yuri Karpov, Yuri Botyakov

Expedition: Republic of Abkhaz. Pendzikentsky District. 2003 - 2004.
Yuri Botyakov

Expedition: Republic of Tadzikistan. Pendzikentsky District. 2004.
Rakhmat Rakhimov

ЭExpedition: Republic of Uzbekistan. 2004.
Yuri Chistov, Efim Rezvan, Yulia Kupina

Expedition: Yamalo-Nenetsky Autonomous Okrug. Krasnoselkupsky District. 2004.
Olga Stepanova

Expedition: Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug. Berezovsky District. 2004.
Elena Fedorova

Expedition: Evenkiysky Autonomous Okrug. Ilimsky District. 2004.
Nadezhda Ermolova

Expedition: Taimyrsky Autonomous Okrug. Khatanginsky District. 2002.
Vladimir Dyachenko

Expedition: Republic of Tuva. 2003 - 2004
Vladimir Kisel, Asan Torgoev

Expedition: Republic of Buriatia. Okinsky District. 2004.
Larisa Pavlinskaya.