Yuriy FRANTSEV, USSR Philosopher and historian. Corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1958; Rector, Academy, of Society Science, Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, since 1959; Chairman, Soviet Sociological Association, Institute of Philosophy, USSR Academy of Science. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.
1931-1937 associate, 1937-1945 Director, Museum of the History, of Religion, USSR Academy of Science. 1945 Head, Leningrad Department, Institute of History, USSR Academy of Science. 1945-1949 Director, Institute of International Relations, USSR Minister of Foreign Affairs.
1949-1952 Head, Press Deputy, USSR Minister of Foreign Affairs. 1953-1957 member, Editorial Board, newspaper “Pravda”. 1955 Executive Editor, volume I “Vsemirnaya istoriya” (World History).
1957-1959 Deputy Chief Editor, “Pravda”. Since 1959 member Editor Board, journal “Vestnik Academy of Sciences USSR” (Herald of the USSR Academy of Sciences). Specialist in the origin of religion, atheism and 20th c. bourgeois sociology.