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 April 4, 2018, the conference dedicated to the 200th Birth Anniversary of V.P. Vasilyev (1818-1900), entitled Academician V.P. Vasilyev as a Researcher of History and Culture of China, Tibet and Mongolia, will be held.