Head of the Folklore Department,
Education: graduated from the Philology Department, Far Eastern State University, Vladivostok in 1985;
Postgraduate studies at the Institute for Slavic and Balkan studies, USSR Academy of Sciences (1987–1991);
habilitation of the A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of RAS (1996–2000)
Spells of the Eastern and Southern Slavs: Systematization of the Narrative Elements (1994)
DSc (Habil.) thesis:
Plots of the Charms and Spells of the Slavs and Indigenous Peoples of Siberia in Comparative (Inter-Slavic and Slavic-Siberian) Perspective (2001)
Research interests: Russian and Slavic folklore; folklore of the indigenous peoples of Siberia; Russian, Belarussian, Udmurt, Telengit, Buryat, Tatar, Besserman, Karelian, Komi-Permyak, Ulchi, Evenk, Chinese, and Australian indigenous folklore.
Editor-in-Chief, academic almanac Traditional culture
Member of the Editorial Board, Studia Litterarum (since 1 October 2018)
Academic publications — over 100 publications, including 4 monographs.
- “Russian Three Rivers” of Manchuria. Essays on Folklore and Traditional Culture. Moscow: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature Press, 2015. 384 p. In Russ.
- Folk Singing of Russkoustintsy in Yakutia and Baikal Region: The Study of Life in the Alien Ethnic Environment. Kursk, ROSI Publ., 2006. 183 p. (in co-authorship with S.V. Supryaga). In Russ.
- Plots of the Charms and Spells of the Slavs and Indigenous Peoples of Siberia in Comparative (Inter-Slavic and Slavic-Siberian) Perspective Moscow: Heritage Publ., 2000. 191 p. In Russ.
Baba Evga — a Priest in the Village of Ukyr (1998)
Tales of Grandmother Agafia (2003)
“Three-rivers... The Russian world of China” (2016)
Video materials on traditional culture and folklore
Christmas Games of the Youth at the Village Ukir (Zabaykalsky Region) (1994)
“Cordovan” of the Kurumkan Taiga (2005)
Bimli. Australian etude 1
Audio and multimedia projects
Audio CD “Songs of the Ukyt family” (2001)
Reference and bibliographic CD “Traditional Culture of the Old Believers in the Zabaikalie Area, 1761–2000” (2001)
- “Can a ‘Chinese’ Ferret Possess a Russian? (On the Transformation of Chinese Stories in the Folk Traditions of the Russian-Chinese in the Three Rivers Area (China)).” The World of Animals in Mythopoetic Perspective. Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Slavic Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Institute of World Culture. Vicenza, Moscow, 2017. P. 268–272. In Russ.
- “A ‘Tale’ of a Man and a She-Bear Living Together in the Three Rivers Area Russian Folklore (China).” Co-authored with A.A. Ostrovskaya. Tradicionnaya Kul'tura. 2017, nо3 (67). P. 8–19. In Russ.
- “Chinese Prayer Chant to the Goddess of Fertility.” Co-authored with V. Zakharova, L. P. Machova. Studia Litterarum. 2017, vol. 2, nо4. P. 290–325. In Russ.
- “”Do You Want to Marry Me? You need to Buy a Dress for Me!” (About a Family Legend of the Russian-Chinese in the Three Rivers Area: (China)).” Tradicionnaya Kul'tura. 2016, nо 3 (63). P. 88–98. In Russ.
- A Little Thing in the Myths of the Russian Population in Priargunya. Tradicionnaya Kul'tura. 2016, nо 4. P. 123–134. In Russ.
- “On the Traditional Custom of the Russian Wedding “Big Priargunya”.” Tradicionnaya Kul'tura. 2015, nо4 (60). P. 9–17. In Russ.
- “A ‘Living’ Stone in the Spells of Slavic and Indigenous Peoples of Siberia.” Living Stone: from Nature to Culture. L.O. Zajonc. Moscow, 2015. P. 146–153. In Russ.
- “Christian Sectarians in the Stories of the Russian-Chinese in the Three Rivers Area (China).” Tradicionnaya Kul'tura. 2014, nо P. 88–96. In Russ.
- “The Birth and Death of the Russian House in the Priargun'ie Three Rivers Area (PRA).” Folklrica. 2014, vol. XVIII. In English
- “Church of the Three Rivers.” Tradicionnaya Kul'tura. 2014, nо P. 25–34. In Russ.
Professor at the Educational and Research Center of Social Anthropology, Russian State University for the Humanities
Member of the Dissertation Council D 501.001.26. Lomonosov Moscow State University.