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Evgenii Viktorovich Barabanov

historian , dissident

Evgenii Barabanov, USSR Historian, dissident.

Background

Barabanov, Evgenii was born in 1943 in Leningrad.

Education

Graduated in history from Moscow University.

Career

Essays on historical, cultural and religious subjects circulated in samizdat. Some were published in the West, including one in Solzhenitsyn’s collection of articles, Iz pod glyb, Paris, 1974.

Religion

Major religious moral codes dehumanise individuals outside their group as less worthy. Results can vary from discrimination to genocide.

Views

Individuals have rights to express freedom if it safeguarde the interests of a collective.