Livshits V.A. Manichaica in the Asiatic Museum // Russian Expeditions to Central Asia at the Turn of the 20th Century / Collected articles. Edited by I.F. Popova. St Petersburg, Slavia Publishers, 2008. P. 82-87.
The first researcher of the Manichaean texts kept in the Asiatic Museum was it director (from 1890 to 1916) Academician Carl Germanovich
Salemann (1849 - 1916). From the beginning of the 20th century
up to his demise, he studied the Manichaean
texts from Eastern Turkestan in the
Middle Iranian languages: Middle Persian,
Parthian and Sogdian. The collection
of the Asiatic Museum (IOM RAS)
included a considerable number of fragments
of Manichaean texts in those languages,
as well as in Chinese and
On June 20, 2018, at the meeting of the Academic Council of the IOM RAS, Dr. V. Y. Klimov will submit his lecture Rezanov's Mission: what happened to the gifts that were to be offered to the Japanese side.