The manuscript “About Old Borontai” kept in IOM, RAS, is one of the earliest
written fixations of the cumulative tale common among Mongolian people and well
known to scholars working in the field. The present paper contains the first ever publication
of the manuscript in transcription and translation of the text written in old Mongolian
script based on the Uighur alphabet.
On May 22, 2019, at the meeting of the Academic Council of the IOM RAS, V.V. Shchepkin will submit his lecture New Sources about the History of the Southern Kuril Islands in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century.