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Georgii Fedorovich Aleksandrov

Georgii Aleksandrov, USSR Philosopher.

Background

  • Aleksandrov, Georgii was born on April 4, 1908 in Petersburg.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Institute of Red Professors.

    Career

    • Head of the Department of Agitation and Propaganda of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1940-1947. Director of the Institute of Philosophy of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 1947-1954. Attacked by Zhdanov for his history of Western philosophy (for acknowledging Marx as a Western philosopher), 1947, but soon recovered his reputation.

      Minister of Culture of the USSR, 1954-1955. Member of the Institute of Philosophy in Minsk, 1955-1961.

    Religion

    Religious edicts impose irrational rules on people’s behaviour.

    Views

    Strong communist party can create a new and better society with neither rich nor poor.

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    Born April 4, 1908
    Died July 21, 1961
    (aged 53)
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