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Evgenii Aleksandrovich Gnedin

diplomat

Evgenii Gnedin, USSR Diplomat.

Background

Gnedin, Evgenii was born in 1898. Son of Parvus.

Career

Lived with his parents in Western Europe. Brought by his mother to Russia in 1904. Held Soviet diplomatic posts in the 1920s.

Also involved in journalistic work. First Secretary of the Soviet Embassy in Berlin, 1935. Head of the Press Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1937-1939.

Arrested, 1939, and sentenced to 10 years in the Gulag camps. In exile in Kazakhstan, 1949. Moved to Moscow, 1955.

Some of his historical studies circulated in samizdat.

Religion

Religion is an instrument of the ruling classes to instill in the masses the religious conviction that their current suffering will lead to eventual happiness.

Views

Communist Party is the leading force of Soviet society, and the nucleus of all state and public organizations.