Passek Vadim V.( The ethnographer.)
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Biography Passek Vadim V.
(1807 - 1842) was born in Tobolsk, where he lived in exile, his father and his family. At Moscow University, where P. He took courses in law school, he became close with Herzen: they are united, despite the difference in years, interest in science and poetry and a desire to implement in the life of moral and social ideals. In 1831, P. took active part in the fight against cholera in the cholera hospital was in charge of the office and the business side, along with the doctors caring for the sick and doing experiments on myself stickiness of cholera. Arrest Herzen, Ogarev and other persons close to AP, prevent him from getting the promised him the chair of Russian history at Kharkov University. The first literary work SP: "Travel notes by Vadim (Moscow, 1834) reveals his views on ways to explore the people, expressed here arises the desire to explore the basis of inner life the people, their welfare and moral ideals. Settling in his estate in Kharkov province, P. Malorossiya carried away, its past and present. The main occupation P. was at this time of historical and statistical description of the Kharkov province, printed in 1839 in the first volume of "Materials for the statistics of Imperial Russia. In the same edition was placed another job AP: "City of the Kharkiv province with maps, plans, and coats of arms". Many involved in P. and archeology and has made an extensive research plan mounds throughout Russia, not executed for lack of funds, P. only had time to prepare a description of the settlements and burial mounds and counties Valkovsky Izyumske (Kharkov province). In 1838 he published a first book "Sketches of Russia, it was the first attempt to popularize science and to acquaint the society with ethnography, archeology, history, life and geography of Russia. The largest share of essays belongs to P. Repelled by people of passion P. of Herzen's circle and became friendly with the emerging Slavophil movement, but personal relations P. to Herzen remained friendly. Total "Sketches" appeared five books (the last - in 1842, shortly before his death AP). The employees of P. were, among other things, Sreznevsky and Veltman. In 1839 Passek returned to Moscow and became friendly with a circle Veltman, which included Dahl, Zagoskin, Maksimovic, Moroshkin, Fedor Glinka and others. In 1840, P. was entrusted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs to draw up a description of the Moscow province, which was completed in 1841, at the same time, P. was editor of 'adding to the Moscow Provincial Gazette, which published articles on archeology edge, notes, literary, historical and bibliographical. In 1842, P. issued "Moscow reference book, representing the first experience of systematic reviews of the city of Moscow and its province. See. "From the distant years. Memoirs of Tatiana Petrovna P. (St. Petersburg, 1878 - 89); Pypin "History of Russian Ethnography" (II v., St. Petersburg, 1890); article Sreznevsky in the "Russian Antiquities", 1893, No. 5 and 9; " in. V. P. and his letters to I.I. Sreznevsky. 1837 - 39 ". A. G. K.