SCHNEIDER (Šnejder), Varvara Petrovna

SCHNEIDER (Šnejder), Varvara Petrovna. 1860 — 1941. Russian Artist. In 1909 she was member of the building committee of the St.Petersburg Buddhist temple. For the rest see under her sister —> Aleksandra Petrovna Schneider. Publications: Perhaps nothing. Sources: Vasil’kov & Sorokina 2003, 423.

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SCHNEIDER (Šnejder), Aleksandra Petrovna

SCHNEIDER (Šnejder), Aleksandra Petrovna. 1863 — 1942. Russian Artist. Niece of  —> Minaev. Daughter of Pëtr Aleksandrovič S. and Elizaveta Pavlovna Minaev (d. 1875, after her husband). After the death of their mother raised by Minaev together with her sister —> V.P.S. Together they kept his papers and worked actively…

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PORTNJAGIN, Pavel Konstantinovič

PORTNJAGIN, Pavel Konstantinovič. Vladivostok 1903 — Samarkand 1977. Russian Traveller. Interested early in Theosophy and eastern religions. In 1925-26 travelled in China and Mongolia, in 1926 joined in Urga the Roerich Central Asian expedition, until 1928, then with I. A. D’jakov in Burma. After a while as teacher in Harbin…

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LERH, Pëtr Ivanovič (Peter von Lerch)

LERH, Pëtr Ivanovič (Peter von Lerch). St.Petersburg 1828 — Hamburg 16.9.1884. Russian (with German background) Archaeologist and Scholar of Comparative Iranian. Born in a German family living in Russia. Studied Oriental languages at St.Petersburg, graduated in 1850. Worked then in minor office for the Academy. In 1856 fieldwork among Persian…

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KLJUEV, Boris Ivanovič

KLJUEV, Boris Ivanovič.Moscow 18.7.1927 — 2000. Russian Urdu-Hindi Scholar. Son of an official. Graduated 1952 Moscow. Kand. filol. nauk 1964 Moscow. Dr. ist. nauk 1982. In 1952-71 in Foreign Ministry: in 1952-54 and 1956-60 in Pakistan, 1964-68 in India. In 1971-82 worked in CK KPSS, in 1982-88 taught at Moscow…

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KAMENSKY, Anna (Anna Alekseevna Kamenskaja)

KAMENSKY, Anna (Anna Alekseevna Kamenskaja). Pavlovsk near St. Petersburg 25.8.1867 — 23.6.1952. Russian Theosophist, emigrated to Switzerland. Born in Russia, grew up in southern Germany and Geneva, Switzerland. Studies at Higher Women College in St.Petersburg, after graduating French teacher in a gymnasium. From 1902 active as Theosophist. In 1916-17 in…

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GOL’DBERG, Nikolaj Maksimovič

GOL’DBERG, Nikolaj Maksimovič. Moscow 23.4.1891 — Moscow 29.10.1961. Russian Historian of Modern India. Born in a merchant family. Studies at Heidelberg in 1910-12, in 1913-16 at agricultural academy, 1916-18 in army. In 1919-25 in various offices of the Soviet administration (mainly Komintern) in Turkestan, 1926-27 correspondent of TASS in Ankara.…

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EFREMOV, Filipp Sergeevič

EFREMOV, Filipp Sergeevič. 1750 — after 1811. Russian Traveller. From Vjatka. He was Sergeant of Russian army, taken prisoner by a band of Cossacks and sold as slave in Bukhara in 1774. Having succefully escaped two years later he travelled through Kashgar and Ladakh to Kashmir and via Delhi to…

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BELENICKIJ, Aleksandr Markovič.

BELENICKIJ, Aleksandr Markovič. Ljubino, Byelo Russia 24.3./6.4.1904 — 15.6.1993. Russian Archaeologist, Specialist of Sogdian Art. Son of a farmer. Graduated 1930 Taškent. Kand. ist. nauk 1938, dr. ist. nauk 1967. From 1938 naučnyj sotrudnik at Archaeological Institute, in 1941-45 in military service. Docent 1946, staršij naučnyj sotrudnik 1950. Publications: With…

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ARENSKIJ, Pavel Antonovič

ARENSKIJ, Pavel Antonovič. Livny, Orlov gub. 1887 — 25.12.1941. Russian Indologist (Hindi Scholar). Son of a composer, A.S.A. Living in Moscow, after revolution joined the Red Army and worked in visual agitation in Smolensk. From 1921 at Oriental Institute in Moscow, from 1922 nayčnyj sotrudnik, 1923-25 teaching Hindustani. He was…

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