Shishkin, Vasilii Afanas’evich
Born Dec. 29, 1893 (Jan. 10,1894), in the village of Skopsino, in what is now Khaltu-rin Raion, Kirov Oblast; died Oct. 18, 1966, in Samarkand. Soviet archaeologist and orientalist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Uzbek SSR (1966).
Shishkin conducted archaeological excavations in Middle Asia at Ulug Beg’s Observatory, Varakhsha, and Afrasiab.