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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WAAG, Anatol

WAAG, Anatol. Eletz, Russia 24.11.1906 — Zagreb 19??. Russian (German) Linguist and Iranian Scholar. From 1926 studies in Germany, never returned to Soviet Union. Ph.D. 1931 Leipzig. Then Assistant at Leipzig in 1932-39. PD 1939 Leipzig, moved soon to Zagreb. Publications: diss. ‪Die Bezeichnungen des Geistlichen im Althoch- und Altniederdeutschen:…

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VIZEL’, Oskar Èmil’evič.

VIZEL’, Oskar Èmil’evič. St.Petersburg 1895 — 19??. Russian Indologist, Tibetologist, Japanologist and Archaeologist. Born in an noble family of Austrian origin. From 1915 studies at St.Petersburg Oriental Faculty. In the 1920s worked in Ethnographic Kabinet in Petrograd, the two years in developing Komi education. In 1930-32 in Ašhabad. Ordered back…

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VASIL’EV, Aleksej Ivanovič

VASIL’EV, Aleksej Ivanovič. St.Petersburg 1903 — 6.11.1936. Russian Specialist of Sogdian. Son of a worker. Joined early the Communist Party and served as matros in 1921-26, in 1923 final school examination. After a while in a steam ship in 1927-30 studies of Asian history at Leningrad University. 1930 aspirant, 1931…

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