Popova I.F. S.F. Oldenburg's First Russian Turkestan Expedition (1909-1910) // 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. 148-157.
The expedition was inspired by the outstanding Indologist Sergei Fyodorovich Oldenburg (1863-1934). A graduate of St. Petersburg University (1885), he began teaching at the Faculty of Oriental Languages of the
same university in 1889, gainingthe title of Professor in 1894.
In 1900 he was elected Member of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, held the posts of the Academy’s Permanent Secretary
(1904—29) and of the Director of the Asiatic Museum,
later the Institute of Oriental Studies (1916—34)...