State Research Center ‘Institute of High Energy Physics’, ul. Pobedy 1, Protvino, Moscow Region, 142280, Russian Federation
A review of the present status of the physics of exotic baryons is given. The models for these baryons are discussed as well as their production and decay processes, and methods of their identification. The results of recent experiments in this field are presented, in which some unusual states are observed. These states are candidates for cryptoexotic baryons with hidden strangeness. Prospects for further studies of these processes are discussed.