Vasilyev Fedor Fedorovich

10 May 1951 (1951-05-10), Borogon village, Ust-Aldansk Region, Yakut ASSR — 20 July 1994 (1994-07-21), Yakutsk

Biography, education, career:

On 12 June, at the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Ethnography, Fedor Vasilyev defended his Candidate Dissertation, titled Military Art of Yakuts in the 13th – 1st Half of the 17th Centuries. In 1988-1991 he was a junior researcher, in 1991-1994 – a researcher, and from 1994 – a senior researcher at the Institute of Language, Literature and History of the Yakut Scientific Centre of the Siberian Branch of RAS (presently – the Institute for Humanities Research and Indigenous Studies of the North, SB RAS).

Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the peoples of Siberia, the Extreme North, and the Far East; History and ethnography of Turkic peoples; Traditional culture; Folklore; traditional culture of sustainment in the material and social regulatory aspects; ethnography of the Yakuts

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