Here’s are some of our expeditions for 2020 — more coming soon!
Okunevo (population 265) looks like an ordinary Russian village on the banks of an ordinary Russian river. But along with the usual Orthodox chapel, Okunevo has a Babaji ashram. And... Read More
Join University of Chelyabinsk professor Tatiana Savelieva and her undergraduate folklore students on their “field trip” to the north Urals where they will document the beliefs and stories that have... Read More
The north-east corner of Kazakhstan boasts stunning mountains, verdant valleys, and the majestic Bukhtarma river. The team’s home base will be in the village of Sennoe (pop. 315) where volunteers... Read More
In the last decades under Tsarist rule, millions of Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian peasants quit their home villages in the western empire to head east — to Siberia — for... Read More