The Final All-Russian Scientific Conference (with international participation) was held in Kazan on February 25-26, 2021. The conference was organized by the Institute of Archaeology named after A.Kh. Khalikov of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan in collaboration with the Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University.
In addition to the Institute’s specialists, the conference was attended by 79 archaeologists – researchers representing the scientific centers of the Russian Federation (Astrakhan, Barnaul, Yoshkar-Ola, Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saratov, Sevastopol, Cheboksary), near (Kazakhstan) and far (Mongolia) abroad, actively cooperating with Tatarstan archaeologists.
The event opened with a joint report by the Head of the Institute of Archaeology named after A.Kh. Khalikov of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences Ayrat G. Sitdikov and Scientific Secretary of the Institute, Candidate of Historical Sciences Ruzil R. Sattarov “Main Results of the Activity of the Institute of Archaeology named after A. Kh. Khalikov of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences in 2020”. The report featured the main achievements of the Institute’s archaeologists and outlined the further promising directions of scientific research.
The following specialists were awarded with the memorable sign “The 100th Anniversary of the Formation of the Tatar ASSR” at the plenary session for significant scientific contribution and preservation of the cultural heritage of the Republic of Tatarstan:
- Head of the Primeval Archaeology Department Madina Shakirovna Galimova,
- Senior Research Associate of the Primeval Archaeology Department Chizhevsky Andrey Alekseevich,
- Senior Research Associate of the Museum of Archaeology of the Tatarstan Republic Baranov Vyacheslav Sergeevich.
The current topics discussed at the conference included the issues related to the preservation of the archaeological heritage, complex interdisciplinary studies, restoration methods and techniques, the specific features of accepting and accounting for archaeological collections, and scientific expeditions.
The conference closed on February 26 with a scientific seminar “Urban culture of the Turkic-Tatar Population of Eurasia” following the results of the implementation of the State program of the Republic of Tatarstan “Preservation of the National Identity of the Tatar People (2020–2023)” (studies of 2020) within the framework of the fulfillment of Item 1.15 “Conducting the 2nd Stage of Historical and Archaeological Studies (Expeditions) of Medieval Turkic-Tatar Cities Outside the Republic of Tatarstan: Kasimov (Ryazan Oblast), Bashanta settlement (Republic of Kalmykia), Bai-Balyk (Mongolia), Tsarevskoye settlement (Volgograd Oblast)”, Item 1.16 “Research Studies of Ukek Settlement in Saratov Oblast” and Item 1.17 “Study of the Formation of the Turkic-Tatar People of the Volga Region and Altai in the Middle Ages: the Origins of the Steppe Civilization of Eurasia”.
The participants of the conference noted the high scientific level of the reports, good organization, creative atmosphere, efficiency and success of the scientific event.