The Tajik ethnographer Dr M.Faizulloev accompanied more than thirty ethnographic and archaeological expeditions and produced many field notebooks. He worked with Sergei Polyakov (Moscow State University) and Valentin Bushkov (Moscow Archive), two prominent Russian ethnographers who have published extensively on the Tajik people.

This collection contains digital representations of field notebooks and a photo collection documenting soviet ethnographic expeditions to Tajikistan between 1972 and 1995. It supports active research in the Center for Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University into both the Tajik people and the development of the social sciences and academic institutions in the USSR.

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