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Editorial Board: Dmitri Vasilyev, Vladimir Belyakov, Oxana Kurnikova, Dmitry Timokhin, Natalia Charyeva, Natalya Romanova

Institut vostokovedeniya RAN

Moskva, 2018, 251 pages

ISBN: 978-5-89282-845-1

The modern Russian oriental studies accumulated a huge
сollection of papers based on archival documents pertaining
to historical events, notes and reports by scholars, diplomatic
and military staff — faithful servants of the Fatherland. Most
of the archival documents are the private diaries and letters,
maps, photographs and pictures extremely valuable for scholars
as documentary sources. Without this enormous heritage it is
impossible to carry out any oriental studies in various fields of
research — philology, history, economics, politics, and culture of
the Orient.
Collecting the archival materials dedicated to a certain subject
is quite a complicated process. The selected papers are different
in nature, coverage, reliability, integrity and readability. Taking
into account the peculiarity of the oriental languages, one should
be very attentive to the scripts, calligraphic and cryptographic
particulars of a document. Archival files, dossiers and records
potentially fruitful for a scholar are often hard to be predicted,
this is why an archival research may be put as an archeological
expedition, and the finding of a forgotten document may become
a discovery of a historical landmark.
The presented collection is aimed at outlining the contemporary
scope of research interests of Russian oriental studies scholars,
their professional competence and expertise in a wide range
of subjects. The volume will hopefully be interesting both for
specialists and ordinary readers.
The volume presents the proceedings of the V International
academic conference aimed at commemorating the 200 years
anniversary of the Oriental Studies Institute under the Russia
Academy of Sciences. The conference was attended also by
a number of Russian and foreign scholars from the leading
academic institutions who presented their reports and papers.
The comprehensive list of the above participants and their
contributions has been shown in the present volume

Contents

CONTENTS
From editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
List of symposium participant and topics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Ünal U. Özlenen dünya barişinda arşivlerin rolü
ve önemi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Ünal U. The role and importance of archives
in the desired world peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Antoshin A.V. Russian anti-Communist emigration
in East Asia during «the cold war»: new documents
from the archives of the USA and Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Arslanova A.A. Persian manuscripts from
the collections of G. Barudi and Sh. Marjani
in the Fund of the Scientific library
after N. Lobachevsky of Kazan
(Volga region) Federal University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Belyakov V.V. Soviet mission in Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Valeev R.M., Valeeva R.Z., Vasilyuk O.D.,
D’yakov N.N., Kirillina S.A., Martynov D.E.,
Mejer M.S., Hajrutdinov D.R. Pages of the history
of Russian Oriental studies: correspondence
of Crimean with Russian Orientalists
(V.R. Rosen, V.V. Barthold, V. Minorsky) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Vasil’ev A.D., Vasil’ev D.D. What Russian regimental
newspapers published on the Caucasian front
in the First world war . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Kadyrbaev A.Sh. E.V. Putyatin’s reconnaissance
mission in the Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits
in 1833 (based on the materials
of the Russian state archive of the Navy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Konchak I. Why Vasily Petrovich Nikitin did not decide
to move to Poland? Analysis of correspondence
Nikitin Tadeusz Kowalski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Kurnikova O.M. Travel notes of diplomats
and travelers as a geographical source on the history
of eyalet Kefa XV–XVIII centuries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Malevinskaya M.E. RSAN funds as a source for
the study of issues of Oriental studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Mishkinene G.A. Study and publication
of Eastern texts of Lithuanian Tatars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Mustakimov I.A., Sen’ D.V. Eastern sources
on the history of relations between the Ottoman Azov
and the don Cossacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Ryzhenkov M.R. Collection of materials on Asia . . . . . . . . 163
Stolyarov A.A. Inscriptions on large objects as
a source on the history of early medieval India
(on the example of inscriptions of the Pala dynasty) . . . . 220
Tihonov Yu.N. Soviet-Afghan negotiations
on the military Union in 1919–1920
(according to archival documents) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Hristoforov V.S. Description of the «internal»
and foreign East in the reviews of the Soviet
special services of the 1920s–1930s:
themes, terms, ideas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

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