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Elena Tikhonovna Mogilat

linguist , social worker

Elena Mogilat, USSR Linguist, social worker.


Mogilat, Elena was born in 1897.


Emigrated from Russia during the Civil War, 1921. Settled in the USA. Taught Russian in the Slavonic Languages Department of Columbia University. One of the founders of the Society of Aid to RussianChildren Abroad, 1926.

Longestserving member of staff at Columbia University (44 years), retired 1965. Remembered as a distinguished pioneer of Slavistics and a tireless social worker among the Russian community in the USA.


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


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