Year: 2022, Number: 2, Pages: 48-57
The First Congress of the Russian Association of Researchers of the Himalaya and Tibet was held in St. Petersburg during 23–24 November 2021. The Association was established as an independent scientific society at the meeting in the Russian Geographical Society on March 5, 2019. The first congress included a scientific conference and general meeting with reports and elections. This communication describes preparation of the congress, list of participants and main results. It also includes brief data on presentations of zoologists, botanists and geographers as well as information on published materials of the congress in the book titled “Russian Studies on the Himalaya and Tibet – 2021: Nature and Culture”.