Kidiekova Irina Kononovna
26 January 1943, Yesino village, Askizsky District, Khakas Autonomous Region, Krasnoyarsk Krai
Biography, education, career:
On April 17, 2002 Kidiekova defended her Candidate’s Dissertation, titled Folk art in the traditional culture of the Khakas people in Ulan-Ude. In 1977‑1999 she successfully occupied the position of researcher and since 1999 she has worked as a senior researcher at the Khakass Research Institute of Language, Literature and History.
Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the peoples of Siberia, the Extreme North, and the Far East; istory and ethnography of the Khakas people; Arts and crafts of Khakassia; Fine art of Khakassia; Sacredness in the traditional culture of the Khakas people; Khakass clothing; Khakass ornamentation; Ancient art of Khakassia