The issues of preservation and popularization of the historical and cultural heritage of the Yenisey Siberia will be discussed at the Congress of local lore experts.

Congress of local lore experts is a satellite event of the VIII International Siberian Historical Forum that will be held on September 20, 2021, the day before the official Opening of the Forum.

It is assumed that local historians will take part in the discussion platforms of the Forum. Also at the Congress, they will discuss the issues of interaction, coordination, and the formation of common information resources.

Among other questions, the Congress of local lore experts will consider сreating a unified register as well as establishing the Association of local lore experts of the Yenisey Siberia which is a creative public organization based on common cultural and spiritual interests and joint activities. They will also consider creating a common Internet portal; discuss prospects for the development of the local lore movement as well as research and publishing projects.

Culture program and presentation of the local lore publications are available for the Congress participants.

Currently more than 200 applications have been received for the participation in the Congress of local lore experts from Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Republic of Tyva and the Republic of Khakassia.

Registration of participants continues via the link.

Local lore experts who are also participants of the VIII International Siberian Historical Forum should register via the link

All questions on participation of the local lore experts in the local lore section of the VIII International Siberian Historical Forum can be sent at any time to: 

Official website of the VIII International Siberian Historical Forum


Study of Siberian local lore originated in the middle of the nineteenth century. The museums of Minusinsk, Yenisey, Achinsk, Kansk, and Krasnoyarsk play key role in the study of the Yenisey Siberia

The Krasnoyarsk Branch of the East Siberian Department of the Russian Geographical Society was created in 1901 and became the scientific centre for the study of the Yenisey Territory.

The local lore movement reached its peak in the 1920s.

However, under the Stalinist regime of the 1930s, the historical and cultural study of local lore was defeated, and a unique social phenomenon of a century ago was destroyed.

The revival of local lore began only at the turn of the 1980s-1990s and the situation is still difficult.

The last common event of the Yenisey Siberia ethnographers took place in 1931 within the framework of the II Siberian Research Congress. Earlier, the Yenisey Province Local Lore Conference was held in Krasnoyarsk in 1924.