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by Sergei V. Rjabchikov

The Sergei Rjabchikov Foundation - Research Centre for Studies of Ancient Civilisations and Cultures
Sergei V. Rjabchikov: Tmutarakan', an Outlying Land is now at this web site!

Sergei V. Rjabchikov succeeded in studying the ancient Slavonic cultures. His papers on this topic are published below.

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PUBLICATIONS ABOUT EARLY INDO-EUROPEANS, PROTO-SLAVS, SLAVSnew.gif

Rjabchikov, S.V., 1995. "Iron" Words: Slavonic and Polynesian. In: Rjabchikov, S.V. (ed.) Ostrov Paskhi: Peresechenie kul'tur. Krasnodar, pp. 46-8.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 1998. Drevnie texty slavyan i adygov [The Archaic Texts of the Slavs and Circassians; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 1998. Delovye zapisi drevnikh russov [Business Records of the Ancient Russians; in Russian]. Dusha moya, September 1998, 18(35): 8.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 1998. [A Review]. Igry s verevochkoy (St. Petersburg, 1997) by E.Y. Afonkina and A.S. Afonkina. Bulletin of the International String Figure Association, 5: 271.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 1998. String Figures in Mitanni? Bulletin of the International String Figure Association, 5: 291.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 1999. String Figures in Russia? Bulletin of the International String Figure Association, 6: 293.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Lineynoe pis'mo A: Interpretatsiya textov [Script of Linear A: Interpretation of Texts; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2006. A New Key to the Proto-Indian Writing System. AnthroGlobe Journal, 2006.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2006. Protoindiyskoe pis'mo i ego rasshifrovka [The Proto-Indian Script and Its Decipherment; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2006. Quasi-Bilingual Sources for the Decipherment of the Indus Script. AnthroGlobe Journal, 2006.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2010. Indoevropeyskaya osnova *kon- [The Indo-European Form *Kon-; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 27(4): 88-92.

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Rjabchikov, S.V., 1998. Tainstvennaya Tmutarakan' [The Mysterious Tmutarakan'; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2000. Tmutarakanskie graffiti [The Graffiti of Tmutarakan'; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

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Contents: Introduction. Rune Dagaz. Sign 'Eye'. Sign 'Cross'. Sign 'Triangle'. Sign of Princes, Descendants of Ryurik. Different Tmutarakan' Signs. Testimonies about the Monastery of Saint Nikon. Registration of Astronomical Observations. Testimonies about Russian Rulers. Autograph of Prophetic Boyan. Inhabitants of Tmutarakan' in Novgorod. Money and Metrology of the Old Russia. Notes. References. Illustrations. In this book new materials on the decipherment of the graffiti of the ancient town Tmutarakan' (Tmutorokan') are included; on this basis the author offers the interpretation of different aspects of the history and culture of the Old Russia.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2001. Tmutarakanskie nadpisi. Vol. 1 [The Inscriptions of Tmutarakan', vol. 1; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2001. Tmutarakanskie nadpisi. Vol. 2 [The Inscriptions of Tmutarakan', vol. 2; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2002. Tmutarakanskie nadpisi. Vol. 3 [The Inscriptions of Tmutarakan', vol. 3; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

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A unique coin of prince Mstislav from Tmutarakan'.


Rjabchikov, S.V., 2002. Skifo-sarmatskie istoki slavyanskoy kul'tury: Materialy Yuzhnorossiyskoy fol'klorno-etnograficheskoy expeditsii [The Scythian-Sarmatian Sources of the Slavonic Culture: The Materials of the South Russian Folkloric-Ethnographic Expedition; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Kievo-Pechersky i Tmutarakansky monasteri: k voprosu ob ikh stanovlenii [The Kievo-Pechersk (Kievan Caves) and Tmutarakan' Monasteries: on their Foundations; in Russian]. The paper was read by the author at the international conference Russian Philosophy and Orthodoxy in the Context of World Culture, the Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russia, on 22 October 2004, and its theses were published at the web site of the Kuban branch of the Russian Philosophical Society, Krasnodar, Russia, on 12 October 2004.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Pravoslavie - polnota istiny (bogoslovsky, gumanitarny, estestvennonauchny aspekty) [Orthodoxy, the Fullness of Truth (Aspects in Theology, Humanities, Science); in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Kievo-Pechersky i Tmutarakansky monasteri: k voprosu ob ikh stanovlenii [The Kievo-Pechersk (Kievan Caves) and Tmutarakan' Monasteries: on their Foundations; in Russian]. In: Boyko, P.E. and A.A. Tashchian (eds.) Russkaya filosofiya i Pravoslavie v kontexte mirovoy kul'tury: Sbornik materialov mezhdunarodnoy nauchnoy konferentsii, Krasnodar, KubGU, 20-23 oktyabrya 2004 g. Krasnodar, pp. 327-32.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. O dvukh drevnerusskikh aktovykh pechatyakh [On Two Old Russian Official Seals; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 6(2): 36-9.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Novye istochniki dlya zhitiya prepodobnogo Nikona-Ilariona [New Sources for the Life of Saint Nikon-Ilarion; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 7(3-4): 18-22.

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A fragment of a handle of an Old Russian amphora is decorated with a Cross (a private collection). This artifact was found on a slope of the Lysaya mountain near the village Taman' (the Krasnodar region, Russia). The corresponding vessel belonged to the monastery of Saint Nikon.


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Some Proto-Slavonic artifacts are exhibited in the Taman' Archaeological Museum.



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Rjabchikov, S.V., 1998. Drevnie texty slavyan i adygov [The Archaic Texts of the Slavs and Circassians; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Some Scythian/Sarmatian signs and words were read by the author on a Meotian slab of the 3rd century B.C. This artifact was discovered near the town Maykop (Republic of Adygea, Russia). For instance, Scythian/Sarmatian maz- 'stone; mountain' was distinguished here. This word was preserved in the name of Amazons, i.e. Scythian, Sarmatian and Meotian women-warriors (cf. also Circassian myzh''o 'stone', Latin massa 'lump, piece' and German Masse 'thickness, layer').

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2001. The Scythian and Sarmatian Sources of the Russian Mythology and Fairy-Tales. AnthroGlobe Journal, 2001.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2002. Semantika brasletov so zmeinymi golovkami iz Khersonesa [The Semantics of Bracelets Decorated with Heads of Serpents from Chersonesus; in Russian]. The web site Archaeology.RU - Scythica-Celticum. (22 March 2002)

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2002. Arkheologiya skifov, sarmatov, drevnikh rusov i slavyansky fol'klor [The Archaeology of Scythians, Sarmatians, Ancient Russians and the Slavonic Folklore; in Russian]. In: S.D. Kryzhytsky (ed.) Suchasni problemy arkheologii. Kiev, pp. 214-5.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2002. Some Remarks on the Scythian and Sarmatian Religion. AnthroGlobe Journal, 2002.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2002. K voprosu ob interpretatsii skifskikh i sarmatskikh arkheologicheskikh pamyatnikov [On the Interpretation of Scythian and Sarmatian Monuments of Archaeology; in Russian]. In: Tataurov, S.F., L.V. Tataurova and N.A. Tomilov (eds.) Integratsiya arkheologicheskikh i etnograficheskikh issledovaniy. Omsk - Khanty-Mansiysk, pp. 133-8.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2002. Sarmatskie nadpisi iz Karachaevo-Cherkesii [Sarmatian Inscriptions in Karachay-Cherkesiya; in Russian]. In: Tataurov, S.F., L.V. Tataurova and N.A. Tomilov (eds.) Integratsiya arkheologicheskikh i etnograficheskikh issledovaniy. Omsk - Khanty-Mansiysk, pp. 138-42.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2002. "Svad'ba - smert'" v kazach'ey kul'ture stanitsy Rasshevatskoy ["The Marriage - Death" in the Cossack Culture of the Village Rasshevatskaya; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2002. Skifo-sarmatskie istoki slavyanskoy kul'tury: Materialy Yuzhnorossiyskoy fol'klorno-etnograficheskoy expeditsii [The Scythian-Sarmatian Sources of the Slavonic Culture: The Materials of the South Russian Folkloric-Ethnographic Expedition; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

The main aim of the South Russian folkloric-ethnographic expedition worked under the leadership of Sergei V. Rjabchikov in 2002 was the collection of materials whereby he managed to reconstruct different aspects of the Scythian and Sarmatian (Proto-Slavonic) culture. In this book new data on the decipherment of the Scythian-Sarmatian script and new materials on the investigation of Slavonic beliefs are included.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2003. On Some Scythian and Sarmatian Symbols. AnthroGlobe Journal, 2003.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2003. Kollektsiya meotskikh drevnostey [A Collection of Meotian Artifacts; in Russian]. The web site Archaeology.RU - Scythica-Celticum. (14 September 2003)

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2003. Varvary i Bospor. Skifo-sarmatskie simvoly i texty [The Barbarians and Bosporan Kingdom. Scythian/Sarmatian Symbols and Texts; in Russian and English]. Krasnodar.

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A fragment of a Bosporan amphora from ancient Hermonassa (a private collection). A bunch of grapes.



Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Remarks on the Scythian, Sarmatian and Meotian Beliefs. AnthroGlobe Journal, 2004.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Skify, sarmaty, meoty i Bospor: Peresechenie kul'tur [The Scythians, Sarmatians, Meotians and Bosporan Kingdom: The Crossing of Cultures; in Russian and English]. Moscow.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Skifo-sarmatskie slova i nadpisi: opyt rasshifrovki [Scythian/Sarmatian Words and Inscriptions: An Experience of the Decipherment; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 3(3): 102-6.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Skify, sarmaty, meoty i slavyane: Znakovaya sistema, mifologiya, fol'klor [The Scythians, Sarmatians, Meotians and Slavs: The Sign System, Mythology, Folklore; in Russian]. Rostov-on-Don.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Skifskie, sako-skifskie, sarmatskie i slavyanskie simvoly [Scythian, Sako-Scythian, Sarmatian and Slavonic Symbols; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. O velikikh chudesakh i fizicheskoy real'nosti [On Great Miracles and Physical Reality; in Russian]. The paper was read by the author at the international conference Russian Philosophy and Orthodoxy in the Context of World Culture, the Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russia, on 22 October 2004, and its theses were published at the web site of the Kuban branch of the Russian Philosophical Society, Krasnodar, Russia, on 13 October 2004. In particular, the author studies Scythian/Sarmatian signs on Orthodox icons.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Drevny sosud s solyarnoy simvolikoy [An Ancient Vessel with Solar Symbols; in Russian]. The web site Archaeology.RU - Scythica-Celticum. (20 October 2004)

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Pravoslavie - polnota istiny (bogoslovsky, gumanitarny, estestvennonauchny aspekty) [Orthodoxy, the Fullness of Truth (Aspects in Theology, Humanities, Science); in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Novye dannye po skifskim, sarmatskim i meotskim verovaniyam [New Data on the Scythian, Sarmatian and Meotian Beliefs; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Ognennoe oruzhie slavyan, skifov i sarmatov [The Fiery Arms of the Slavs, Scythians and Sarmatians; in Russian]. In: V.I. Matyushchenko (ed.) Shestye istoricheskie chteniya pamyati Mikhaila Petrovicha Gryaznova. Omsk, p. 225.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2004. Lineynoe pis'mo A: Interpretatsiya textov [Script of Linear A: Interpretation of Texts; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

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The reproduction of a Meotian golden plate from a barrow at the village Ivanovskaya. Such items are presented in the Krasnodar Historical-Archaeological Museum, Krasnodar, Russia. I proved that it is an image of the god of the sun, thunder and fire.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Solyarnaya simvolika na drevnikh artefaktakh [The Solar Symbolism on Ancient Artifacts; in Russian]. The web site Archaeology.RU - Scythica-Celticum. (30 January 2005)

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Amazonki, gargareytsy i arimaspy: mify i real'nost' [Amazons, Gargarians and Arimaspians: Myths and Reality; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 4(4): 131-40.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Novye materialy po rasshifrovke skifo-sarmatskoy pis'mennosti [New Materials on the Decipherment of the Scythian/Sarmatian Script; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. On Scythian, Sarmatian and Meotian Records about Thunderstorm. AnthroGlobe Journal, 2005.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Istorii ob amazonkakh: dopolnitel'nye materialy [Histories about Amazons: Additional Materials; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 5(1): 46-55.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Geografiya Bospora i varvarov: novye istochniki [The Geography of the Bosporan Kingdom and Barbarians: New Sources; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 5(1): 55-71.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Zametki o skifo-sarmatskoy i slavyanskoy kul'ture (po materialam arkheologii i etnografii) [Notes about the Scythian/Sarmatian and Slavonic Culture (on Materials of Archaeology and Ethnography); in Russian] In: Tomilov, N.A., M.L. Berezhnova and M.A. Korusenko (eds.) Integratsiya arkheologicheskikh i etnograficheskikh issledovaniy. Omsk, pp. 172-5.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Novye dannye ob amazonkakh i gargareytsakh [New Data about Amazons and Gargarians; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 6(2): 31-3.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Skifo-sarmatsky text Kamennoy Mogily [The Scythian/Sarmatian Text of the (Site) Kamennaya Mogila; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 6(2): 39-40.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Kubanskie uzory: simvolika Vselennoy [Kuban Patterns: Symbolism of the Universe; in Russian]. Etno-Zhurnal, 2005. (13 December 2005)

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Rannee khristianstvo: texty i izobrazheniya [Early Christianity: Texts and Representations; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 7(3-4): 7-15.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Novye istochniki dlya zhitiya prepodobnogo Nikona-Ilariona [New Sources for the Life of Saint Nikon-Ilarion; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 7(3-4): 18-22.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Skifo-sarmatskie texty o planetakh Venere i Marse [Scythian/Sarmatian Texts about the Planets Venus and Mars; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 7(3-4): 39-43.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2005. Drevneyshie skifo-sarmatskie texty [Most Archaic Scythian/Sarmatian Texts; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 7(3-4): 44-5.

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The reproduction of a compound solar symbol on a Sarmatian mirror discovered on the left side of the Kuban River (the Krasnodar region, Russia).


Rjabchikov, S.V., 2006. Sv. apostol Andrei Pervozvanny i skifo-sarmatsky mir [Saint Apostle Andrew, the First Called, and the Scythian/Sarmatian World; in Russian]. Krasnodar.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2006. Kubanskie uzory i skifo-sarmatskie znaki: novye paralleli [Kuban Patterns and Scythian/Sarmatian Signs: New Parallels; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 8(1): 81-6.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2006. Slavyanskaya znakovaya sistema: novye istochniki [The Slavic Sign System: New Sources; in Russian]. Etno-Zhurnal, 2006. (14 May 2006)

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2006. O verovaniyakh skifov, sakov, massagetov i sindov [On the Beliefs of the Scythians, Sakas, Massagetae, and Sindi; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 9(2): 33-6.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2006. O kubanskom uzore "gromovoy znak" [On the Kuban Pattern "Thunderstorm Sign"; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 9(2): 36-8.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2006. Znaki zarubinetskoy arkheologicheskoy kul'tury [Signs of the Zarubinetskaya Archaeological Culture; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 9(2): 38-9.

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A Scythian/Sarmatian symbol of the god-thunderer Targitai and his two horses.


Rjabchikov, S.V., 2007. Rekonstruktsiya religioznykh predstavleny v skifo-sarmatskom mire [The Reconstruction of Religious Conceptions in the Scythian/Sarmatian World; in Russian]. Etno-Zhurnal, 2007. (28 March 2007)

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2007. Slovo "sart": indoevropeysky klyuch [The Word "sart": An Indo-European Key; in Russian]. Etno-Zhurnal, 2007. (27 April 2007)

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2007. Dopolnenie o termine "sart" [A Supplement about the Term "sart"; in Russian]. Etno-Zhurnal, 2007. (5 September 2007)

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2007. O verovaniyakh skifov, sarmatov i meotov: novye istochniki [On the Beliefs of the Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians: New Sources; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 15(5): 138-48.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2009. O skifo-sarmatskikh verovaniyakh v Olvii i na Bospore [On Scytho-Sarmatian Beliefs in Olbia and in the Kingdom of the Bosporus; in Russian] In: Tolochko, P.P. (ed.) Materialy konferencii "Problemy skifo-sarmats'koy arkheologii Pivnichnogo Prichornomor'ya". Starozhytnosti Stepovogo Prichornomor'ya i Krymu. Vol. XV. Zaporizhzhya, pp. 160-3.

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A Sarmatian bronze cauldron is exhibited in the People's Museum of the village of Tbilisskaya (Russia).



Rjabchikov, S.V., 2010. O kubanskikh solyarnykh uzorakh [On Kuban Solar Patterns; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 25(2): 17-9.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2010. Novye dannye o skifskikh tsaryakh [New Data about Scythian Kings; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 26(3): 9-22.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2010. Sarmatsky bronzovy kotel v stanitse Tbilisskoy [A Sarmatian Bronze Cauldron at the Village of Tbilisskaya; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 26(3): 23-34.

Rjabchikov, S.V., 2010. Materialy i issledovaniya po istorii Skifii [Materials and Studies on the History of Scythia; in Russian]. Visnik Mizhnarodnogo doslidnogo tsentru "Lyudina: mova, kul'tura, piznannya", 27(4): 27-35.

THE SERGEI RJABCHIKOV FOUNDATION -
RESEARCH CENTRE FOR STUDIES OF ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS AND CULTURES
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Sergei V. Rjabchikov is the President and the General Director of the Sergei Rjabchikov Foundation - Research Centre for Studies of Ancient Civilisations and Cultures. This organisation was set up on October 20, 2005. In accordance with its statute, the organisation is busy with a comprehensive study of ancient civilisations and cultures both on the grounds of actual study of ancient sources of various types (script, fine art, thorough investigation of archaeological relics, investigation of various archives, works and publications, etc.) and on the grounds of a comprehensive study of various sources concerning ancient civilisations and cultures, which have been preserved in later civilisations and cultures and in modern ones (study of folk-lore, linguistics, study of culture, study of sign systems, investigation of various archives, works and publications, etc.). The organisation's activities have accompanying educational, cultural, elucidative, informational and charitable goals as well.

Sergei V. Rjabchikov
President and General Director
The Sergei Rjabchikov Foundation -
Research Centre for Studies of
Ancient Civilisations and Cultures
1/39 Krasnoarmejskaja Street
350063 Krasnodar
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The South Russian folkloric-ethnographic expedition (alternatively, the South Russian ethnographic expedition) has been working under the leadership of Sergei V. Rjabchikov since 2002 till now.

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Scythian/Sarmatian records which are inscribed on Bosporan artifacts from ancient Hermonassa (a private collection).



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A Scythian/Sarmatian record which is inscribed on a Meotian bracelet (a private collection).



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Scythian/Sarmatian symbols on a Barbarian (Sarmatian or Meotian) vessel (a private collection).



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A Scythian/Sarmatian symbol on a handle of an amphora from ancient Hermonassa (a private collection).



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Scythian/Sarmatian symbols on a fragment of a Barbarian (Scythian, Sarmatian, Meotian) mirror (a private collection).



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Scythian/Sarmatian symbols on a fragment of a Barbarian (Scythian, Sarmatian, Meotian) mirror (a private collection).



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Sergei V. Rjabchikov interviewed by Tatiana N. Pavlovskaya, a reporter of the "Broadcast of Russia" ("Radio Rossii"), informed his new results of the study of the Slavonic antiquity and of the history of the ancient Russian Tmutarakan' Principality on

Moreover, Sergei V. Rjabchikov spoke on local television in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 as well as he spoke on local radio in 2000 and 2001.

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Taman' and its environs.


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Published August 17, 1999, updated 24 August 1999 (the article The First Russian Cyrillic Inscription), updated 12 October 1999 (the article The Scythians, Sarmatians, Meotians, Russians and Circassians: Interpretation of the Ancient Cultures), updated 15 October 1999 (http://public.kubsu.ru/~usr02898/ris.htm: the link The Scythians, Sarmatians, Meotians, Russians and Circassians: Interpretation of the Ancient Cultures: Figure 1); updated 16 October 1999 (the article The Proto-Palestinian, Proto-Sinaian and Proto-Byblian Inscriptions: A Slavonic Key; revised 18 October 1999); updated 21 October 1999 (the article The Interpretation of the Western Slavonic Inscriptions); updated 22 October 1999 (the article The Scythian Model of the Universe); updated 25 October 1999 (the article A Saka (Scythian) Record Reads in Slavonic); updated 1 November 1999 (the article The Interpretation of the Ancient Slavonic Records; revised 4 November 1999); updated 3 November 1999 (the article The Interpretation of the Rivers' Names Laba and Kuban); updated 10 November 1999 (the articles The Interpretation of the Several Graffiti on the Coins of the Petershof Treasure, The Interpretation of a Text from Polotsk, The Scythian Calendar on a Panticapean Coin (revised 18 November 1999), The Interpretation of the Etruscan Calendar); updated 12 November 1999 (the article On the Slavonic Origin of Greek Kentauros); updated 15 November 1999 (the article The Interpretation of Three Ancient Russian Texts); updated 24 November 1999 (the articles The Interpretation of the Scythian Name Oktamasados, On Two Sindian-Etruscan Parallels, On the Slavonic Origin of Greek Gorgon Medusa and Minotauros); updated 27 November 1999 (the article The Interpretation of an Ancient Tmutarakan' Text); updated 30 November 1999 (the articles The Sarmatian-Russian Quasi-Bilingual Source, The Interpretation of a Sarmatian Text); updated 4 December 1999 (the article On a Coin from the Ancient Russian Town Tomi (Tamatarha)); updated 9 December 1999 (the article On the Inscription on the Tmutarakan' Amphora in the Krasnodar Historical-Archaeological Museum); updated 20 March 2000 (the article The Interpretation of the Signs Inscribed on the Fragment of a Tmutarakan' (Tamatarha) Vessel); updated 13 June 2000 (the article On the Semantics of Some Sarmatian and Scythian Artifacts); updated 10 July 2000 (the article The Interpretation of a Scythian Motif: The Fairytale Character Koshchei Bessmertny); updated 13 November 2000 (the articles The Proto-Slavonic Record on the Fragment of a Vessel from the Taman' Archaeological Museum, The Preliminary Report on the Decipherment of the Proto-Slavonic Writing System); updated 3 April 2001 (the article The Interpretation of Scythian Inscriptions); updated 12 May 2001 (the article The Interpretation of Scythian, Sarmatian and Meotian-Sarmatian Motifs and Records; the section The Links); updated 24 May 2001 (the article The Interpretation of Some Sarmatian Motifs and Inscriptions; revised 6 August 2001); updated 9 July 2001 (the articles Saint Nikon and Prince Vseslav: A Plot on the Fragment of a Tmutarakan' Amphora, The Interpretation of the Record on a Sarmatian Sword from Thrace; the section The Links is updated); updated 3 August 2001 (the article On the Symbolism of Sarmatian Daggers and Swords; the section The Links is updated); updated 30 August 2001 (the article An Additional Information about the Monastery of Saint Nikon); updated 7 September 2001 (the section Publications about Tmutarakan'); updated 24 September 2001 (the sections The Links and Publications about Tmutarakan' are updated); updated 8 October 2001 (the article On a Scythian Record Inscribed on a Black-Lacquered Kanthare); updated 30 October 2001 (the article On a Unique Coin of Prince Mstislav from Tmutarakan'); updated 13 November 2001 (the article The Scythian/Sarmatian Influence on the Slavonic Mythology and Decorative Art); updated 19 November 2001 (the article The Scythian Records on Coins of the Scythian King Skilur); updated 24 December 2001 (the articles On Scythian and Sarmatian Records Written by Greek Letters, On the Sarmatian Feast Kolyda, He-goats near the Sun/World Tree: The Scythian and Slavonic Beliefs, Mermaids from Scythia); updated 25 December 2001 (the article The Interpretation of a Scythian Solar Myth); updated 11 March 2002 (the articles On an Epithet *Af/*Av of Scythian and Sarmatian Deities, The Earliest Proto-Slavonic/Greek String Figure?; a figure is added to the section Publications about Tmutarakan'; photos are added to this web site; the section The Links is updated); updated 7 May 2002 (the section Publications about Tmutarakan' is updated; a photo is added to this web site); updated 21 May 2002 (the article Did Odin Exist?); updated 23 May 2002 (the article Did Odin Exist? is revised); updated 1 October 2002 (the section Publications about Scythians and Sarmatians); updated 14 April 2003 (the sections Publications about Tmutarakan', Publications about Scythians and Sarmatians); updated 19 April 2003 (the article Was the Queendom of Amazons Located on the Taman' Land?); updated 17 June 2003 (the sections Publications about Scythians and Sarmatians, The South Russian Folkloric-Ethnographic Expedition, the article On Scythian Motifs Depicted on a Greek Hydria); updated 23 June 2003 (the section Publications about Scythians and Sarmatians; a photo is added); updated 16 September 2003 (the sections Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians, The Links; a photo is added); updated 19 September 2003 (the section Publications about Early Indo-Europeans, Proto-Slavs, Slavs); updated 8 January 2004 (the sections Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians, The Links; a photo is added); updated 25 February 2004 (the sections Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians, The Links); updated 7 April 2004 (the article On the Scythian/Sarmatian Symbol 'Net'); updated 26 May 2004 (the section Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 9 June 2004 (the address of the mirror of this site); updated 30 August 2004 (the section Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 15 September 2004 (the section Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 23 October 2004 (the sections Publications about Tmutarakan', Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians; a photo is added); updated 12 November 2004 (the article A Barbarian (Sarmatian or Meotian) Observatory in Adygea; the sections Publications about Tmutarakan', Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 26 November 2004 (the article Additional Data concerning an Ancient Observatory in Adygea; the sections Publications about Early Indo-Europeans, Proto-Slavs, Slavs, Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 27 December 2004 (the articles The Invisible City of Kitezh: The Memory about Tmutarakan', Scythian Inscriptions of the Scythian King Skil: A New Approach); updated 17 January 2005 (a photo is added); updated 7 February 2005 (the article A Scythian Inscription of the Scythian King Skil: An Alternative Interpretation, the section Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians; 2 photos are added); updated 16 May 2005 (the sections Publications about Early Indo-Europeans, Proto-Slavs, Slavs, Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 7 June 2005 (the section Publications about Tmutarakan'); updated 29 June 2005 (1 figure is added); updated 1 August 2005 (the articles The Interpretation of a Scythian/Sarmatian Text, On a Khazarian Record Performed by Slavonic Letters); updated 5 August 2005 (the section Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 8 August 2005 (the sections A Plagiarist is Found: Part 1, A Plagiarist is Found: Part 2); updated 15 August 2005 (the section Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 24 August 2005 (the sections Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians, A Plagiarist is Found: An Additional Information); updated 9 September 2005 (the section A Plagiarist is Found: Show Your Face, "Dr Olga Dagmar"!); updated 12 September 2005 (the section Sergei V. Rjabchikov won in a nomination); updated 2 November 2005 (the sections Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians, The Sergei Rjabchikov Foundation - Research Centre for Studies of Ancient Civilisations and Cultures); updated 7 November 2005 (the section The Sergei Rjabchikov Foundation - Research Centre for Studies of Ancient Civilisations and Cultures); updated 5 December 2005 (the sections Publications about Tmutarakan', Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians; the article On Some Names of the Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 15 December 2005 (the section Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians; 1 photo; the article A Sign of the Monastery of Saint Nikon); updated 23 January 2006 (the sections Publications about Tmutarakan', Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians; 1 figure); updated 17 March 2006 (the section Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 25 April 2006 (the sections Publications about Early Indo-Europeans, Proto-Slavs, Slavs, Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 17 May 2006 (the section Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 19 May 2006 (the article On a Scythian/Sarmatian Record on a Bronze Cauldron); updated 14 September 2006 (the sections Publications about Early Indo-Europeans, Proto-Slavs, Slavs, Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 18 September 2006 (the article Scythian/Sarmatian Signs on Coins from Solkhat); updated 26 October 2006 (the section Publications about Early Indo-Europeans, Proto-Slavs, Slavs); updated 2 March 2007 (the article A Fragment of a Mirror with Scythian/Sarmatian Symbolism; a photo is added); updated 20 April 2007 (the section Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians; 1 figure); updated 16 May 2007 (the section Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); updated 4 March 2008 (the section Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians); last updated 18 February 2011 (the sections Publications about Early Indo-Europeans, Proto-Slavs, Slavs), Publications about Scythians, Sarmatians and Meotians; a photo is added to this web site).

Sergei V. Rjabchikov, Krasnodar, RUSSIA.


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Rjabchikov, Sergei V., 1999. The Scythians, Sarmatians, Meotians, Russians and Circassians: Interpretation of the Ancient Cultures. The web site "THE SLAVONIC ANTIQUITY": http://slavonicweb.chat.ru/sl2.htm.


The Logo of this Web Site

I have chosen the drawing of the river Kuban from the Kievan Psalter of 1397 as the logo of this web site. Really, the fairytale Deer with Golden Horns fits the deer, characters from the Scythian mythology, as such images are depicted on the golden artifacts from the Kuban barrows. The Deer with Golden Horns is located near the river Kuban, otherwise the fairytale river Smorodina (*S moro 'Near the sea/death').


Thanks for visiting.

My homepages devoted to the Slavonic world are:

"The Linear A and the Phaistos Disk: A Slavonic Key" Home Page is now at this web site!

"Ancient Cossacks" Home Page

My homepages devoted to the rongorongo writing of Easter Island are: RONGORONGO Home Page, "RONGORONGO, Easter Island Writing" Home Page, and my article (1998-1999) Several Rongorongo Records (Symbolism of Archaic Beliefs). AnthroGlobe Journal.


Unfortunately, our world is not ideal.

  • A Plagiarist is Found: Part 1
  • A Plagiarist is Found: Part 2
  • A Plagiarist is Found: An Additional Information
  • A Plagiarist is Found: Show Your Face, "Dr Olga Dagmar"!

    Please copy the following file to your computer: www.cais-soas.com.zip. You can see the folders that contained the two stolen "versions" and pictures as they existed on the web site of Shapour Suren-Pahlav on the 12th August 2005! Please unpack this file! Now start the stolen "versions". You can see all mentions of SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London) and the University of London that were placed illegally on the web site www.cais-soas.com at that moment. You can see references to the two books by Sergei V. Rjabchikov as well. The web administrator of the Kuban State University registered these folders together with their contents, he signed a document and all the pages of two "versions" printed in sheets from the World Wide Web directly.

    I understand that Shapour Suren-Pahlav is a dishonest person. There is good reason to believe that this plagiarist is Shapour Suren-Pahlav.


    Sergei V. Rjabchikov won in a nomination:

    The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, U.K., one of leading international centres on the composition of biographical reference books, examined the works by Sergei V. Rjabchikov on the investigation of ancient civilisations. This Centre proclaimed that Sergei V. Rjabchikov was selected International Man of the Year for 1997/98 in recognition of his services to science. Sergei V. Rjabchikov received a corresponding warrant. See the article "SERGEI V RJABCHIKOV" in the book of the International Biographical Centre, International Who's Who of Intellectuals (13th edition), Cambridge: International Biographical Centre, 1998, p. 636:

    "SERGEI V RJABCHIKOV

    1/39 Krasnoarmeiskaya Street,
    350063 Krasnodar, Russia

    Sergei V Rjabchikov, who was born on 13 April 1962, has long been fascinated by the mysteries of the Pacific island of Rapa Nui, more generally known as Easter Island. As an independent expert he has devoted many years to studying its culture, with particular emphasis on the famous "rongorongo" script. Since the second half of the 1980s he has presented his work in a number of articles and reports, publishing in the Journal of the Polynesian Society, 1987, 1988, 1997, Rapa Nui Notes, 1987, Rapa Nui Journal, 1988, 1996, 1997, Zeitschrift für Phonetik, Sprachwissenschaft und Kommunikationsforschung, 1988, Sovetskaya etnografiya, 1989, Etnograficheskoe obozrenie, 1993, Bulletin du Cercle d'Études sur l'Ile de Pâques et la Polynésie, 1995, L'Echo de Rapa Nui, 1993-96, Bulletin of the International String Figure Association, 1995-97, Beiträge zur Namenforschung. Neue Folge, 1996, 1997, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung, 1997, Journal de la Société des Océanistes, 1997. In addition, he has contibuted to the books "Tayny Ostrova Paskhi", volumes 1-6, 1990, 1993-97, and "Rapanui Studies", 1997, besides being the editor of the book "Ostrov Paskhi: peresechenie kul'tur", 1995. Several more of his articles appear in the proceedings of Kuban State University, Krasnodar and Sochi, Russia, while he has delivered papers at conferences held in Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan, Russia, in Leiden, Netherlands, in Hamilton, New Zealand, and in Krivoi Rog, Ukraine. He is also the author of the "RONGORONGO Home Page" and the "RONGORONGO, Easter Island Writing" Home Page on the World Wide Web. It is now Mr Rjabchikov's intention to obtain a doctorate in his field. Recently, Sergei Rjabchikov succeeded in the decoding the Proto-Slavonic script (so-called "cherty" and "rezy"), the texts of Linear A and of the Phaistos Disk. He read the inscription on the Maikop slab. These results are published in his book "Drevnie texty slavyan i adygov" in 1998. The data obtained by Mr Rjabchikov in his trip to the Taman' peninsula and a new interpretation of the culture of the Old Russian Tmutarakan' Principality are published in his book "Tainstvennaya Tmutarakan" in 1998. He read not only several Slavonic inscriptions on fragments of the Tmutarakan' amphorae, but also decoded some signs engraved on Polovtsian statues. He also created "The Linear A and the Phaistos Disk: A Slavonic Key" and "Tmutarakan', an Outlying Land" Home Pages on the World Wide Web."


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