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Anna Aleksandrovna

Candidate of Sciences (equiv. Ph.D.) - Philology
Born on January 15, 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 ritual literature.

September 2004- May 2005, September 2006 - May 2007 - student at Mongolian State University, Ulaanbaatar.

In 2006, defended the PhD dissertation Structural and Typological Characteristics of Mongolian version of Tibetan hagiographic text of the 15th century 'Hundred Thousands Songs' of Milarepa [Структурно-типологические особенности монгольской версии тибетского агиографического сборника XV века "Сто тысяч песнопений" Миларэпы], supervised by Prof., Dr. A.G. Storozhuk.

February 2016 - December 2021, worked at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts at the Department of Central Asian and South Asian Studies, then the Serindica Laboratory (a junior researcher; researcher).

Research interests: Buddhist literature, manuscript studies.



Turanskaya A. An Old Uyghur Manuscript Fragment Dedicated to Caitya Veneration // Written Monuments of the Orient. Vol. 8, No. 1(15), 2022. P. 27–37.


Kılıç Cengiz A., Turanskaya A. Old Uyghur Sitātapatrā Dhāraṇī Fragments Preserved–. in the State Hermitage Museum // Written Monuments of the Orient. Vol. 7, No. 1(13), 2021. P. 100–117.

Lundysheva O., Turanskaya A., Umemura H. Catalogue of the Old Uyghur manuscripts and blockprints in the Serindia Collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS. Volume 1 [=Каталог древнеуйгурских рукописей и ксилографов Сериндийского фонда Института восточных рукописей РАН. Том 1] / Edited by P. Zieme. Manuscripts conservation by K. Korosteleva. With forewords by I. F. Popova and T. Hamashita. Tokyo: The Toyo Bunko, 2021. 386 p., ill. ISBN: 978-4-8097-0306-5


Lundysheva O., Turanskaya A. Old Uyghur Fragments in the Serindia Collection: Provenance, Acquisition and Processing // Written Monuments of the Orient. Vol. 6, No. 2(12), 2020. P. 43—64.

Turanskaya A. Newly Discovered Dunhuang Fragments of "Śatasāhasrikā Prajnāpāramitā" in the Collection of the IOM, RAS // Written Monuments of the Orient. No. 1(11), 2020. P. 88—102.


Lundysheva O., Turanskaya А. Brāhmī glosses of the Uygur blockprint of Sitātapatrā dhāraṇī kept in the IOM, RAS // Written Monuments of the Orient, 1(9) 2019. P. 12—23.

Turanskaya A., Cengiz A. K. Old Uyghur Blockprint of Sitātapatrā Dhāraṇī in the Serindia Collection of the IOM, RAS // Written Monuments of the Orient. No. 1(9), 2019. P. 19—38.


Turanskaya A.A., Yakhontova N.S., Nosov D.A. Collection of Manuscripts and Xylographs in the State Archive of the Republic of Tatarstan // Written Monuments of the Orient. 1(7), 2018. P. 96–123.


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.


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

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