Makarenko, N. E.

Like his friend and colleague Nikolai Roerich, Makarenko was an artist with a passion for archeology, and the Archeological Commission dispatched him all around the empire to sketch the excavations. During the Great War, when the Russian army briefly occupied Trapezond and Fedor Uspenskii went there to see what could be gained, the Commission sent Makarenko to sketch. After the war he became actively involved in Ukrainian archeology, only to be murdered in Stalin’s purges. His only son drowned during an expedition in 1927.

Markevich, A. I.

Markevich described himself as self-taught, but gadfly seems the more appropriate adjective. He bounced around in and out of several provincial gymnasia, then got a degree in history from New Russia University, where he then taught for several years. Forced to quit for unexplained reasons in 1895, he became active in public affairs. He participated in numerous congresses, having spent times in archives rather than excavations.

Lerkh, P. I.

The German-born Lerkh studied Eastern langugages, participated in the diplomatic missions to Khiva and Bukhara, 1858, and later turned his archeological attention to the Russian north.

Liaskoronskii, V. G.

Liaskoronskii was important especially as a cartographer of archeological sites in the south. A Ukrainian, after the revolution he was a member of the All-Ukrainian Archeological Committee and the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. He was also associated with Nezhinsk Historical-Philological Institute.

Miller, V. F.

Miller’s specialty lay in eastern languages and linguistics, but he was also engaged with byliny, Russia’s epic poetry. He replaced his teacher Buslaev at Moscow University.

Khalatiants, G. A.

From Erevan Province, Khalatiants taught ancient Armenian at the Lazarevskii Institute in Moscow, where he became an expert on manuscripts in that langugage.

Latyshev, V. V.

From Grodno, Latyshev rose to become one of Tsarist Russia’s foremost classicists. His most important work lay in his analyses of Greek epigraphy in the southern part of the empire.

Brun, F. K.

Brun found himself appointed to teach at the Richelieu Lyceum in 1832, where he developed a keep interest in archeology as a member of the Odessa Society. The Archeological Commission appointed him to work on Herodotus’s Scythia, and he ultimately earned th Uvarov Prize for his studies of the Black Sea. He had a position at one time in the Ministry of Finance, and also at the Vitebsk and Dinaburg Gymnasia.

Eshevskii, S. V.

A founding member of the IMAO, Eshevskii personified the dilettante who developed a keen interest from studying with the many infleuntial historians at Moscow University, and then traveling abroad to Western Europe; he focused on this rather than any Russian areas. He had no archeological speciality, but edited many publications for the IMAO. One of his more interesting papers was on the Bronze-Age pile dwellings in Switzerland.

Golmsten, V. V.

Quite likely the first female graduate of the Moscow Archeological in 1910, she defended her thesis on Slavic Radimichi tribe on the Dnepr. Of Swedish heritage, she wasaPetersburg native.Most of her career was as a Soviet archeologist, studying the Stone and Bronze Ages largely in the Samara region. She died during the blockade of Leningrad.