Partnership for Russian, Eurasian and East European Folklore

Formerly American Friends of Russian Folklore

Folklore Expeditions 2020

New worlds to see — New ways to see the world

From the Mountain of Idols to the honey bee rituals of Kazakhstan — you can be part of the research team

What do modern urban legends have to say about ancient sacred sites? How did shamanism survive the Socialist era? What do rain-making rituals have to do with social commentary? Where do you go to find out?

WE CAN TAKE YOU THERE.

Our expedition volunteers record, film and photograph folklore traditions and the people who are the tradition-bearers. They work under the direction of expert Russian folklorists who gladly share their knowledge. The field recordings end up in scholarly archives to be preserved for future generations. 

IT CAN BE A LITTLE ROUGH

No luxury hotel, no swimming pool, no fancy restaurant. 

BUT THERE ARE COMPENSATIONS

Great home-made hospitality.  Spectacular scenery.   Immersion in village life.   And some improvements to your global vision.

Upcoming Expeditions

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