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Dmitrii Dmitrievich, Sir Obolenskii

historian , literaryscholar

Dmitrii Dmitrievich, Sir Obolenskii, USSR Historian, literaryscholar.

Background

Obolenskii, Dmitrii Dmitrievich, Sir was born on April 1, 1918 in Petrograd.

Education

Educated in Paris (Lycee Pasteur) and Cambridge (Trinity College).

Career

Descendant of the Princes Obolenskii and Counts Schouvaloff. Professor at Cambridge, and visiting professor at several American universities. Specialist on Byzantine history and Russian literature.

Editor of several anthologies. Lives in Oxford.

Religion

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

Views

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