Program "The Historical Cultural Heritage
and Spiritual values of Russia"
of the Presidium of the Russian
Academy of Sciences
A joint Russian-Kazakhstan historical-ethnographic expedition took place from May 26 to June 9 of 2010 within the bounds of the joint project of the MAE RAS and Central State Museum of Republic of Kazakhstan titled "Samuel Dudin - photographer, artist, ethnographer. The materials of the expedition to Kazakhstan of 1899" along the course of Astana, Karaganda, Karkaralinsk, Bayanaul, Pavlodar. The Russian part of the expedition (led by the deputy director of the MAE RAS Efim Rezvan) was comprised of the director of the Department of Central Asia of the MAE RAS, Maryam Rezvan, MAE research officer, prominent specialist in ethnography of Kazakhstan, Inga Stasevich, the director of the Department of Ethnography of Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Caucasus and Crimea of the Russian Ethnographic Museum of Larisa Popova, a leading research officer of the State Russian Museum, Anton Uspenskii, and also an artist-photographer Tatiana Fedorova. The Kazakh part of the expedition (led by the first deputy director of the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan Beibitkali Kakabaev) was made up of Muslim Tattibaev, the head of the Editorial Publishing Center of the CSM of RK, Napil Bazylhan, the head of the Center of the Source Study and Manuscripts, and Dosymbek Hatran, the head of the Center of Anthropology and Ethnography of the CSM of RK, working according to a special program. Antony Wynn, an English writer-orientalist, also took part in the development of this expedition.