The Social Sciences

Year: 2015
Volume: 10
Issue: 7
Page No. 1785 - 1789

Science and Power in Soviet Russia within the Context of “Big Game”: Mongol-Tibetan Expedition by P.K. Kozlov (1923-1926)

Authors : Dmitry E. Martynov and Julia A. Martynova

Abstract: The relevance of the problem under study is in undeveloped completion of “Big Game” issue in Central Asia after the revolutionary events of 1917 in Russia. The activity of P.K. Kozlov, N.M. Przewalski student has been was inseparable from the plans concerning the Russian penetration into Mongolia and Tibet 1880s. The study is devoted to the history of the preparation and performance of the last expedition by P.K. Kozlov planned in 1914 but implemented only in 1920s. A historical-genetic and historical-comparative methods were used in the study. This allows you to show that P.K. Kozlov found his place in the changed policy of the Soviet State. The top leaders of the Soviet State were interested in expidition. That is why, there was a conflict between Kozlov, Russian Geographical Society (RGS) and the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). P.K. Kozlov expedition was conducted at the turn of two historic epochs which may be viewed in the context of relations between the authorities and scientists in the Soviet Union and the changing international environment in Asia. The study materials may be useful for historians dealing with Central Asia issues and the Foreign policy of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, the history of Mongolia, the organization of geographical expeditions.

How to cite this article:

Dmitry E. Martynov and Julia A. Martynova, 2015. Science and Power in Soviet Russia within the Context of “Big Game”: Mongol-Tibetan Expedition by P.K. Kozlov (1923-1926). The Social Sciences, 10: 1785-1789.

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