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Library No. 184 will host an event dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of the Russian ethnographer and traveler Nikolai Miklukho-Maclay. Guests will see the presentation “The Great Traveler”, will take part in a geographic quiz game, and will also see the book exposition “A Life-Long Journey”.

Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay studied the indigenous population of Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania for a long time, including the Papuans of the northeastern coast of New Guinea, called the Maclay Coast. In his travels, he collected a lot of data about these peoples. As an anthropologist Miklouho-Maclay proved to be a fighter against the concepts of lower and higher races. He was the first to describe the Papuans as a specific anthropological type.

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