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The fifth field season of the Albazinsky expedition will be held with the support of the Russian Geographical Society
The Expert Council of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) allocated a grant in the nomination “Organization of expeditions and travels” to the historical and educational project of the Petropavlovsk Foundation. The Albazin expedition became the first archaeological and historical project in the Far East to receive support from the Russian Geographical Society.
The grant of the Russian Geographical Society will be aimed at conducting archaeological research on the territory of the monument of federal significance “Albazinskaya Fortress”. Studies, as in previous years, will include not only the study of the culture and life of Russian explorers, the Cossacks and the aboriginal population of the Amur region of the XVII-XIX centuries. on the basis of archaeological data, but also the Kopatych curriculum for schoolchildren and students.
During the fifth field season of the Albazin Expedition, it is planned to complete the study of the mass grave of defenders of the fortress discovered last year, to break a new excavation for further study of the fortress. The expedition members will also conduct archaeological reconnaissance around the village of Albazino to search for new archaeological monuments of Russian colonization. It is expected that more than a hundred people will take part in the expedition in the new season, including schoolchildren and students.
President of the Russian Geographical Society Sergei Shoigu noted in a letter that “... the study of Fort Albazin, the first Russian settlement on the Amur, is of considerable interest for the Russian Geographical Society, since the object of research - the remains of a 17th century military fortress - is a unique historical monument for the south of the Far East ... This historical site is the point of Russia's development of the entire Amur region and can become an important tourist center for Russian and foreign tourists. In this regard, this project was supported by the expert council of the Russian Geographical Society and recommended for implementation. "