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Boris Aleksandrovich RYBAKOV

historian

Boris RYBAKOV, USSR Historian. Archeologist; Doctor of History Science; full member, USSR Academy of Science since 1958; Professor, Moscow University, since 1943; Director, Institute of the History, of Material Culture, now Institute of Archeology, USSR Academy of Science, since 1956. Badge of Honor; two Stalin Prizes, 1949, 1952. Member, Communist Party, since 1951.

Background

RYBAKOV, Boris was born in 1908.

Education

1930 graduated Moscow University.

Career

Specialist in ancient hist, of peoples of USSR and in Slavonic and Russian archeology. Since 1932 has directed archeological excavations at Vshchizh, Vyshgorod, Moscow, Zvenigorod, Chernigov, Tmutarakan (now Taman), etc. 1953-1958 corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science.

Since 1957 Bureau member,Department of History Science, USSR Academy of Science, and USSR National Committee of Historians. 1958 attended Conference of Historians of USSR and England in London. At 1960 International Congress of History Science in Stockholm presented paper on “Controversial Problems on the Formation of Kiev Rus”.

1936-1939 associate, Institute of the History, of Material Culture USSR Academy of Science. 1939-1943 lecturer, Moscow University.

Religion

Religious moral codes pervert people outside their group as less moral. Thus, religion is socially divisive and its effect is harmful for society.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1951.

Views

The role of the individual as a member of a collective is more important than the individual.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1951.