Security Research Department

The Security Research Department was established in January 2017.

The primary activity of the Security Research Department is the arrangement and conduct of rescue archaeological field studies. It also includes the provision of a high methodological level of their conduct and the information support of scientific and project studies.

The efforts of the department’s employees have largely satisfied the need of the Tatarstan Republic in rescue archaeological studies, and the historical and cultural expert evaluation of land plots intended for economic development.

The scientific activity of the department is conducted within the framework of the Priority Research Areas of the Institute for the Period of 2016-2020 – “Continuity and Transformation of the Archaeological Cultures of the Ural-Volga Region” and “Peoples of the Volga-Ural Region in the System of Medieval Eurasian Civilizations. The Great Silk Road. A total of eleven fundamental research topics are being developed by the scientists of the department within the framework of these research areas.

The researchers of the department take part in the activities of regional creative groups focused on the compilation of the first four volumes of the multivolume academic publication “Archeology of the Volga-Ural Region”, namely:

Volume III. Early Iron Age of the Volga-Ural Region

Volume VI. The Volga-Ural Region in the Period of the Ulus of Jochi (Second Third of the 14th – Early 15th Centuries)

Volume VII. Volga-Ural Region in the Second Quarter of the 15th – 17th Centuries.

In addition to rescue field and scientific research in the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan (Bolgar settlement, the Island Town of Sviyazhsk, etc.), the department’s employees are actively involved in scientific research outside of the Republic. One of the most significant areas is the activity of its employees within the scope of the State Program of the Republic of Tatarstan “Preservation of the National Identity of the Tatar People (2014–2019)”, paragraph 1.16 “Conduct of historical and archaeological studies (expeditions) of medieval Turkic-Tatar cities outside of the Republic of Tatarstan: Ukek (Saratov region), Isker (Tyumen region), Krasnoyarsk settlement (Astrakhan region), Krasnosyundyukovp settlement (Ulyanovsk region), Kasimov (Ryazan region) , Kurmysh (Nizhny Novgorod region), Moshaik (Astrakhan region), Majar (Stavropol Krai), Bashanta settlement (the Republic of Kalmykia), the Republic of Crimea”.