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Vladimir Germanovich Bogoraz

ethnographer

Vladimir Bogoraz, USSR Ethnographer.

Background

Bogoraz, Vladimir was born on April 27, 1865 in Ovruch, Volhynia.

Career

Involved in revolutionary activity with the populists. In exile near Kolyma, 1890-1898. Became interested in the life of the local population, and after taking part in several expeditions in order to study the people of north eastern Russia (1894-1896, 1900-1901), became the foremost authority on their history, folklore, culture and languages.

Organized the Northern Committee of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Institute of the People of the North. Professor at Leningrad University, 1921. One of the creators of alphabets for local Siberian languages.