Gantskaya Olga Andreevna
5 July 1920, Moscow — 3 May 2003, Moscow
Biography, education, career:
On 27 May 1952 Olga Gantskaya defended her Candidate Dissertation, titled The Material Culture of Collective Farmers of Bobruysk Region of the BSSR. On 23 June 1989 she defended her Doctoral Dissertation, titled The Polish Family: An Ethnographic Study. She successively occupied the positions of junior researcher (1952‑1965), senior researcher (1965‑1986), leading researcher (1986‑1991), and Doctor of Historical Sciences, academic advisor (1991‑1998) at the Department of Western Europe of the Institute of Ethnography of the USSR AS / N.N. Miklukho-Maclay Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of RAS.
Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the peoples of Siberia, the Extreme North, and the Far East; Family and marriage; History and ethnography of Slavic peoples; ethnography of Poles, Byelorussians, Russians; typology of culture