Mongolian Collections in the Russian Ethnographical Museum (St. Peterburg)
(45th Meeting of the PIAC, Budapest 2002)
Russians, who lived and worked in Mongolia at the end of the 19th in the beginning of the 20 centuries, collected Mongolian ethnographic materials and other exhibits. A great part of these collections found their home in the Russian museums, for example in the Museum named after Emperor Alexander III (nowadays the Russian ethnographic museum) in St. Petersburg.
In different years many Russian settlers who lived in Mongolia presented their collections to the museum. These are Mongolian pictures, burkhans, hand-written books of spiritual contents and other subjects. More than 80 items were received as a gift from the General consul of Russia in Mongolia Ya. P. Shishmaijov.