Nikolai Anisimov (PhD) is a researcher at the Department of Folkloristics at the Estonian Literary Museum, Estonia, and at the Department of Philological Studies at the Udmurt Institute for Research in History, Language and Literature (UdmFITs UrO RAN), Izhevsk, Russia.

His main field of interest is Udmurt traditional and contemporary culture, and more precisely, the Udmurt living ancestors’ cult, and their singing tradition.