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Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Vasil’ev

historian

Aleksandr Vasil’ev, USSR Historian.

Background

Vasil’ev, Aleksandr was born in 1867.

Career

Professor at Petrograd University and the Pedagogical Institute. Wrote a 2-volume History of Byzantium. Emigrated in the mid 1920s.

Settled in the USA. Became professor at Wisconsin University, 1947, and Zhukovskii, 1950. Codirector with M. Romm on Lenin v Oktiabre, 1937. Assistant to De Santis on Oni Shli Na Vostok, 1967, an Italian-Soviet co-production.

Religion

Religion is bad because it makes people base the way they run their lives on a falsehood.

Views

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