Sogdian Noblemen in the Yenisei Kyrgyz State
(53rd Annual Meeting of the PIAC, St. Petersburg 2010)
Analysis of onomasticon of the Yenisei epitaph Elegest-2 shows that there is a name of Sogdian Manichean in its text. The Syrian name Bar Saγra (Son of the Moon) mentioned in the inscription clearly evidences the Manichaean identity of its bearer. The deceased held the high rank of seŋün which proves that his homeland was Sogdian colonies in East Turkestan or in China.