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Sergei Fedorovich Oldenburg

Sergei Oldenburg, USSR Orientalist, academician.


  • Oldenburg, Sergei was born on September 26, 1863 in the village of Biankino, near Nerchinsk.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Petersburg University, 1885.


    • Lecturer at Petersburg University, 1889, professor, 1894. Academician, 1900. Secretary of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1904-1929. Minister of Education in the Provisional Government, July-August 1917.

      Member of the Cadet Party. Specialist in Buddhism and Hinduism. Became the link between the pre-revolutionary Academy of Sciences and the communist establishment.


    Religion is bad because it obstructs scientific research.


    Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

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    Born September 26, 1863
    Died February 28, 1934
    (aged 70)