History Milestones All-Russian Symposium Began Its Work at the South Urals

On October 12th the History Milestones All-Russian Symposium opened. It is dedicated to the history of the peoples of the Ural region, Western Siberia and the Volga region in the 12th-19th centuries. The conference is organized by South Ural State University, Kurgan State University, Sh. Mardzhani Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, Institute of History, Language and Literature of the Ufa Federal Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Chelyabinsk Military History Society, as well as the “South Urals” Public Foundation.

Several dozens of historians are participating in the symposium, including representatives of Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Ufa, Ioshkar Ola, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Orenburg, Magnitogorsk, Turinsk, Tyumen, Omsk, Astana, and Chelyabinsk. SUSU Professor Gayaz Samigulov is among the conference’s lead organizers.

Day one of the symposium will be held in Varna settlement. The program includes round tables dedicated to the rise of Ulus of Jochi in the first half of the 13th century, and the medieval-era mausoleums in the Volga and Urals region. The symposium participants will get a chance to go on an excursion to the famous Kesene Mausoleum.

October 13th-14th, the symposium meetings will be held in the main building of South Ural State University.

Day two of the symposium will be dedicated to the history of the Middle and South Urals, from the times of Ulus of Jochi to the epoch of Nicholas I of Russia. The reports will touch upon the origin of the Bashkir people and cumans, the ulus of the Khanate of Kazan, the building of Orenburg, the Decembrists and exiled people. The results of archaeological and folkloric-ethnographic expeditions will be presented.

During day three of the symposium scientists will focus on the history of Turkic states of the Western Siberia – Tobol and Irtysh Lands. Historians and prominent researchers studying this issue will take part in the symposium: Denis Masliuzhenko from Kurgan and Sergei Tataurov from Omsk.

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