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The author of "a Brief description of the Ostyak people". The pupil Kyiv-Mohyla Acad., N. he was a Colonel, probably one regiment with his father. During Mazepa's treason, brother-in-law Orlik moved to the side of the Hetman was made "resident" of the Grand crown Hetman Sinyavsky. Later (1709), he recanted, received forgiveness, but was soon exiled, according to new research, birch, and N. I. Kostomarov ("Mazepintsy") — to Tobolsk. In cases Consistorial archive in Tobolsk was found indicating that the link N. refers to 1712 In Siberia, he enjoyed the patronage of the Tobolsk Governor, kN. Gagarin, and Metropolitan Philotheus, and accompanied the latter to travel to the Ostyaks and Voguls taken to convert them to Christianity. This acquaintance with the Siberian natives gave N. the reason for writing a wonderful work of historical Ethnography of Siberia: "the Description of the Ostyak people". When the successor Philothea, Antonia, N. was in Konda parish overseer for the performance of the newly baptized Ostyaks Christian rites and was murdered here, together with the priest, about 1720-25, Essay N., written in 1715, and first published in 1884 Maikov in "the Monuments of ancient literature and art". In the manuscript it was already known at the end of the last century, when it was used Tobolsk coachman Ilya Cherepanov, author of "the New Siberian chronicle"; then he knew Spassky, Slovtsov, Abramov. In it. the translation of it was printed in 1721, under the title: "Das Leben und die Gewohnheiten der Ostaken", in the Appendix to the book Weber: "Das veränderte Rassland".

(nee. Lavrov) (10 (22).11.1861, Cannes, France — 1951, Leningrad)

Russian publisher, writer, translator. He studied at the Bestuzhev courses. Worked in children's magazines "Spring" and "Children's reading", together with A. A. Sleptsov edited the magazine "Athenaeum folk school" and a series popular science books for elementary school (1899-1906). Wrote more than 50 books for children and popular science books on natural Sciences. In 1898-1917 has released a series of "Book for a book" in which tcht in published works V. M. Garshin , I. A. Krylov , D. N. Mom -Sibiryak, K. M. Period Of One Minute , Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens, Ibsen, R. Kipling, G. Senkevich.


The researcher Narym region (the Northern part of Tomsk region (Tomsk district) on both banks of the Ob), a missionary among the Ostyaks.


Soviet zoologist and biogeographer, hunters, writer. Professor of Moscow state University (1919) and Petrovskaya agricultural Academy (1921). Author popular science books "the life of the forest", "bird migration".
Major works: Zhitkov B. M. Acclimatization animals and its economic significance. — M., L. : Biomedis, 1934. — 110 p.; B. M. Zhitkov About the zoogeographical division of the land and the Zoological cartography // Collection to the memory of Acad. M. A. Menzbier . Moscow ; Leningrad : Publishing house AN SSSR, 1937. P. 129-148.


Member of the Board of the Minister of agriculture and state property, ethnographer. The author of the book "the Samoyeds in domestic and public life" (1847), written after a trip to the far North (on behalf of the Ministry of agriculture and state property). In 1848 in the Sovremennik magazine published the Story of the wanderings to the tundra Samoyed in 1844 and 1845" (Contemporary. — 1848. — Vol. 8, No. 4. — S. 79-95; Vol. 9, No. 5. — Pp. 1-15.



Russian writer. Graduate St. Petersburg University (1866). About 20 years was a city teacher. The author of numerous books: "Brotherly word", "Our homeland, "a short Russian story", "Russian spelling Lessons", "Russian alphabet", " Russian-Slavic ABC", "Practical Russian grammar, and Geography for elementary schools, "a Short course of Russian grammar for prep class medium training institutions", "Russian recipe". They made about 20 of illustrated booklets under the General title "Bible stories", and about 40 brochures on Ethnography, published in the series "From Ethnology".

Interesting fact:

Ethnicity is historically established stable social grouping of people represented by a tribe, a people, a nation. The main condition for the emergence of the ethnic group is a community: - consciousness - consciousness of their unity and difference from all other similar formations; - site; language; and culture.