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Поволжская археология

V.A. Gorodtsov and Kazan: tour 1920

Kuzminykh S.V., Belozerova I.V.

page 186–202

UDC 069 (091): 930. 2


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A fragment of an archival document is published, that is connected to the September 8-12, 1920, stay in Kazan of V.A. Gorodtsov, who headed the Archaeological Subdepartment with the Museum Department of the RSFSR People’s Commissariat for Education, in the framework of his inspecting tour around the towns of the Volga and Urals region. The document is a diary, and its entries reflect information about the tour and its results that had not been exhaustively reflected in official documentation. It narrates about meetings, polemic exchanges, Gorodtsov’s addresses to scientists and the public, his impressions of the archaeological investigations in the regions, and the state of the museums and collections. V.A. Gorodtsov’s encounters and personal contacts with B.F. Adler, N.F. Katanov, M.G. Hudyakov and other researchers had played a positive role in archaeology development in the Volga-Kama region during the hardest times after the revolution.


archaeologyKazanthe early 20th centuryV.A. Gorodtsovprovincial museumuniversitymuseum of ethnographyB.F. AdlerN.F. KatanovM.G. Khudyakov

About the author(s)

Kuzminykh Sergey V. Candidate of Historical Sciences. Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dmitry Ulyanov St., 19, Moscow, 117036, Russian Federation; Corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute. Im Dol 2-6, Haus II, D-14195 Berlin, Germany;

Belozerova Irina V. State Historical Museum. Red Square, 1, Moscow, 109012, Russian Federation;