Ivan GURZHIY, USSR Historian. Doctor of History Science since 1954; corresponding member, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences, since 1958; senior associate since 1948, Head since 1955,Department of History, of Feudalism, and Deputy Director since 1958, Institute of History, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences. Member, Communist Party, since 1954.
GURZHIY, Ivan was born in 1915 in village Khudyaki, now Cherkassy Oblast.
1941 graduated History Faculty, Odessa University.
Specialist in the socio-economics and socio-political hist, of Ukrainia and hist, of 19th c. antifeudalist and peasant movements. Member, Editorial Board, “Ukrainsky istorychny zhumal” (Ukrainian Historical Journal). Member, Main Editorial Board, “Ukrainska radyanska entsyklopediya” (Ukrainian Soviet Encyclopedia).
Religious edicts impose irrational rules on people’s behaviour.
Member, Communist Party, since 1954.
Every person has rights to express his or her opinion, but the opinion could be expressed if it was in accordance with the general interests of Soviet society.