Anatoly N. Yamskov

Anatoly N. Yamskov
Russian Academy of Sciences | RAS · Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Department of human ecology

Ph.D.

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Introduction
I am leading researcher at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1997-2014 I was lecturer (on a part-time basis) at the Chair of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Moscow City Teachers Training University. My papers (mostly in Russian) can be found at: https://iea-ras.academia.edu/YamskovAnatoly For more details see: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JT4vldMAAAAJ&
Additional affiliations
July 2005 - present
Russian Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Researcher
February 1997 - July 2014
Moscow City Teachers Training University
Position
  • Associate Professor (part-time)
Description
  • courses in "social ecology and ethnic (cultural) ecology", "human ecology", "ethnic (cultural) geography", "land use studies", "ecological anthropology", "sustainable development of the Arctic territories", "geoecology (landscape ecology)", etc.
March 1986 - June 2005
Russian Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Head of Department
Description
  • concepts and methods of ethnic (cultural) ecology; household economies, occupations and labour migrations of rural Abkhaz, Gagauz; modern land use practices and traditional occupations of indigenous peoples of Siberia; ethnic conflicts in the Caucasus
Education
December 1982 - February 1986
Institute of Ethnography, the USSR Academy of Sciences
Field of study
  • ethnography
September 1978 - June 1979
University of Madras
Field of study
  • Geography
September 1974 - July 1980
Moscow State University, Geographical Faculty
Field of study
  • physical geography

Publications

Publications (29)
Conference Paper
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Evaluation of June 2020 Muscovites’ Response to the Government’s recommendation to wear face masks outdoors.
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Introducing the series of articles on the history and ethnography of traditional fishing, focusing principally on the Cossack population of lower Don, Volga, and Terek valley regions, the authors briefly overview the part played by this economic occupation at the stage of formation and later development of the Cossack south of Russia. The article f...
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The author successively discusses a variety of existing interpretations of the Caucasus as a historical-ethnographic area, as a number of neighboring physical-geographical areas and their parts (related furthermore to different natural countries), as a geopolitical region, and as a historical-geographical (or cultural-geographical) region; as well...
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The article discusses the history of development of ethnic ecology in Russia/USSR after 1983, which has been mainly carried out by the staff of the Institute of Ethnography, Academy of Sciences of the USSR (presently, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences). Three stages of the development are marked out and briefly ex...
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Опираясь на опыт полевых исследований 2003-2006 гг., автор критически оценивает официальные статистические сведения и мнения экспертов и политиков о количестве абхазов и грузин в Абхазии. Представлены авторские оценки их возможной численности, а также обзор вероятных причин завышения числа абхазов и занижения числа грузин при учёте населения 2003 г...
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This article conducts an analysis of the dynamics of the ethnodemographic composition of the Abkhazian population in the post-Soviet period based on the data of the 1989 and 2003 opulation censuses, scientific publications on the ethnodemography and ethnogeography of contemporary Abkhazia, and the author’s field studies during expeditions in 2003-2...
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The chapter reviews changing priorities of applied studies in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, presented on the background of institutional developments and changes in public status of ethnology in the country. Special emphasis is given to activities of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology (Moscow) in this field and to author–s personal experi...
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Russia recognises the rights of the population, i.e. the small-numbered peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East, to their languages and cultures, but has not enacted legislation to determine the rights of this population to the lands and natural resources which it has traditionally used. Problems arise in part from the facts that the officia...
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This is a reprint of the paper, presented in my profile: Yamskov A.N. “Ethnic Conflict in the Transcausasus: The Case of Nagorno-Karabakh”, In: Theory and Society, 1991, vol. 20, No 5 (October), pp. 631-660. Please, see the original article.
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Country Russia The state of environment in urban and industrial areas-general characteristics. Human ecology and social ecology of the large industrial cities: abiotic, biotic and social factors of the urban environment and their general impacts on human beings, society and economy. Urban impact on health status and demographic characteristics of t...
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Discussing approaches to the aboriginal land rights in contemporary Russia, I shall focus on the arguments that have been presented in favor of three major policy options. These options are often labelled as "pro-aboriginal," "anti-aboriginal" and a "compromise" position. Ethnologists who have been deeply involved in the attempts to define legally...
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This is the earlier and shorter version of the simulation of ethnic conflict, prepared for training students in conflict management. The later expanded version with the additional author can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277713375_The_Norket_District
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This chapter reviews the economic, social, historical-cultural and political factors contributing to inter-ethnic conflicts in the Transcaucasus. Specific analysis of the present situation is a task for a separate study — which in today’s rapidly changing situation, could become obsolete within months or even weeks. I shall therefore focus on ident...
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In this article I shed light on the causes underlying the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, and disclose analogous factors operating in other regions of ethnic tension in the Transcaucasus. In seeking the causes for conflict, one implicitly accepts the view that a historical approach can shed light on contemporary reali...
Book
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The short brochure, edited by the author, is based mainly on the author’s field studies in 1986-1987. This publication contains a review of the adaptive changes in pastoral economies and settlement patterns of the ethnically Russian old settler peasant communities of Molokans, Doukhobors, Subbotniks in the present-day Azerbaijan. Their ancestors, r...

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