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Natalia Vasilyevna

Senior Researcher at the IOM RAS
Born on December 26, 1984, in St. Petersburg. Born on December 26, 1984, in St. Petersburg.

2001-2009 - student at St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, Department of Mongolian and Tibetan Studies (Master of Arts). Majored in Mongolian and Tibetan Buddhist literature, in particular Mongolian didactic literature.

September 2003 - May 2004, September 2006 - May 2007 - student at Mongolian State University, Ulaanbaatar.

2010-2013 - doctoral student at Bern University, Switzerland, supervised by Prof. K. Kollmar-Paulenz. Worked in the research team that focused on Mongolian Kanjur studies, being part of the bigger project Text and Normativity (University of Luzern). This work resulted in the thesis Canonicity in Translation: Eight Mongolian Versions of the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra dedicated to the practice of translating Buddhist literature in 17th century Mongolia.

February 2014 - started working at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts as a junior researcher at the Department of Central Asian and South Asian Studies.

Research interests: translation of Buddhist texts from Tibetan into Mongolian (17th century), Mongolian translations of the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita sutra, Mongolian Kanjur studies, manuscript studies.



Natalia V. Yampolskaya. An Oirat Fragment of the Śatasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā Sutra in the Collection of IOM, RAS // Pis'mennye pamyatniki Vostoka. 2023. Volume 20. No. 2 (issue 53). P. 26–35.

Natalia V. Yampolskaya. On the Formation of the Oirat Versions of one Sang Dedicated to the White Old Man // Mongolica XXVI, 2023, No. 2. P. 76–91.

The “Sutra of the White Old Man” in “Clear Script”: research, translation, transliteration, commentaries, facsimile / eds. N.V. Yampolskaya, N.S. Yakhontova; The Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS. — Moscow: Nauka — Vostochnaya Literatura, 2023. — 335 p., ill. — (Pamyatniki pis’mennosti Vostoka. CLX / editorial board: A.B. Kudelin (chair) et al.). — ISBN 978-5-02-040576-9

Yampolskaya N. Three Fragments of an Oirat Sungdui in the Collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts // Written Monuments of the Orient. Vol. 9, No. 1 (17), 2023, p. 19–35.


Yampolskaya N. Intermixture of Mongolian and Oirat in 17th Century Manuscripts // Written Monuments of the Orient. Vol. 8, No. 1(15), 2022. P. 75–87.


Yampolskaya N. Did Zaya Paṇḍita Translate the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Twice? // Historical and Philological Studies of China's Western Regions (Vol. 13). 西域历史语言研究集刊(总第13辑). Beijing, 2020. Pp. 187–203.


Alekseev K., Yampolskaya N. On the Fragment of the Naran-u Gerel Catalogue Preserved in IOM, RAS // Written Monuments of the Orient, 1(9) 2019. P. 37—49.

Yampolskaya N. A Rare Tibetan Version of the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā in Mongolia // Rocznik Orientalistyczny. T. LXXII, Z. 2, 2019. P. 165‒182.


Brush and Qalam. 200 Years of the collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts. Exhibition Catalogue. Ed. by I. F. Popova, A. D. Pritula, N. V. Yampolskaya. Saint Petersburg: The State Hermitage Publishers, 2018.

Yampolskaya N. Jadamba. Eight Mongolian Translations of the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā sutra. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2018. XVI + 284 с. (Asiatische Forschungen, Band 158). ISSN 0571-320X. ISBN 978-3-447-11157-7.


Alekseev K., Turanskaya A., Yampolskaya N. Mongolian Golden Kanjur Fragments in the Collection of the IOM, RAS // Written Monuments of the Orient. 1(3), 2016. P. 85–105.

The Turko-Mongol World: Past and Present. Proceedings of the International Conference in memoriam of Sergey Grigoryevich Klyashtorny (1928–2014) held on February 16–17, 2015 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ed. by S. Chuluun (editor-in-chief), I.V.Kulganek, D.M.Nasilov, N.V.Yampolskaya (executive editor). St. Petersburg & Ulaanbaatar 2016. 272 р.


Alekseev K., Turanskaya A., Yampolskaya N. The First Mongolian Manuscript in Germany Reconsidered // Written Monuments of the Orient. 1(1), 2015. P. 67–77.

Yampolskaya N. A Note on Foliation in Mongolian Pothi Manuscripts // Rocznik Orientalistyczny. Tom LXVIII. Zeszyt 2. Warszawa: Elipsa, 2015. P. 258–265.

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