Valery Sanarov – biography, creation, legends
Authors: Elena Marushiakova, Veselin Popov
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The article presents the life and scientific work of V. I. Sanarov, scholar in the field of Gypsy studies, who actively worked in the 1960s and 1970s. This was a difficult period in the development of Gypsy studies in Russia and East-ern Europe. After publishing several articles in Russian and international journals, he married a Gypsy woman and suddenly disappeared from the sight of colleagues. Based on the personal correspondence, the memories of colleagues, Internet and other sources, the authors exam-ine the main stages of V. I. Sanarov’s unusual biography and creation.