Joined the populists. Joined the expedition to East Siberia, 1894-1896, and the Aiano-Nel’kanskaia expedition,
1903. With the help of the Academy of Sciences, returned to Petersburg, 1905.
Editor of the periodical Zhivaia Starina, 1914-1917. In his last years, worked at the Institute of Oriental Studies. Edited Obraztsy Narodnoi Literatury Iakutov.
Born October 25, 1858