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Boris Aleksandrovich CHAGIN

philosopher

Boris CHAGIN, USSR Philosopher. Doctor of Philosophical Science since 1946; Professor, and Head, Chair of History, of Philosophy, Leningrad University; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1960; Deputy Chairman, Presidium, Leningrad Department, Society for the Dissemination of Political and Science Knowledge. Order of Lenin; Order of Red Banner of Labor; Badge of Honor; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1920.

Background

CHAGIN, Boris was born in 1899.

Education

Early 1920's completed military courses and graduated Higher Military Pedagogical School. 1932 graduated Moscow Institute of Red Professor.

Career

Since 1917 in government establishments, then in Red Army on Southern Front. After graduation from Higher Military Pedagogical School was instructor at Leningrad military training institutions. Since 1932 instructor in hist, of philosophy, hist, of Communist Party of the Soviet Union and MarxismLeninism at various Leningrad higher education institutions.

1940-1941 Head, Chair of Marxism-Leninism, and Dean, Philosophy Faculty, Leningrad University. 1941-1944 at the front. Regiment comr. in Vasiliy Ostrov Division of Popular Militia, then political worker, Political Dept, of an army on the Leningrad and Volkhov Fronts.

Since 1945 again at Leningrad University. Specialist in hist, of philosophy and Marxism-Leninism. Editor, various symposia and works on philosophy.

Member, Editorial Board, various journals on philosophy, sociology and political.

Religion

Religion is bad because it imposes irrational rules of good and bad behaviour.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1920.

Views

Every Soviet citizen has rights to express his or her opinion, but it should be in accordance with the general interests of the society.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1920.