Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 29th, 2011
The International Center of Hominology of Moscow, Russia, has issued this statement on January 29, 2011:
Sudden Support in Siberia
Favorable conditions have been shaping up in the Kemerovo Region of Siberia for hominological expeditions and other fieldwork in the area thanks to the interest for the subject displayed by the regional authorities and personally by Governor Aman Tuleyev. “Snowman Day” has been declared in the Region, to be marked in November, and the Governor announced a million ruble reward to the person who would bring a Snowman to him for a tea party.
Taking this into consideration, Igor Burtsev (he spells his last name this way now), on behalf of the International Center of Hominology in Moscow, has come up with the proposal to set up a Hominology Institute in the Kemerovo Region. This proposal has been addressed to the regional authorities, who were provided with the following items of relevant information:
~ a list of Russian scientists and researchers supportive of the subject;
~ some periodical publications, such as Hominology Herald,
~ website materials,
~ books on the subject, and
~ conference perspectives.
The proposal has been approved and supported by Sergey Shatirov, Senator in the Russian Federation Council from the Kemerovo Region, who sent a corresponding letter to Governor Aman Tuleyev. The latter, in his turn, has approved the idea and instructed his officials to set up a Hominology Institute at Kemerovo State University.
In addition, it has been in principle decided to hold in the Kemerovo Region this summer  a scientific conference on theoretical and practical aspects of hominology, with possible participation of researchers from Russia, U.S.A., Canada, China, Mongolia, Germany, France, Australia, and other countries. To help work on these plans in practice, Igor Burtsev is to fly on a business trip to the Kemerovo Region on Monday [January 31, 2011].
The above Siberian unknown hominoid, individually named Mecheny, was drawn by artist Harry Trumbore, and appears in The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.