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Ivan Aleksandrovich Il’in

lawyer , philosopher , religious author

Ivan Il’in, Philosopher, religious author, lawyer.


Il’in, Ivan was born on March 28, 1883 in Moscow.


Educated at Moscow High School. Graduated from Moscow University in law, 1906. Studied at universities in Germany and France, 1910-1912.


Lecturer at Moscow University in law, 1912-1922. Under communist rule, arrested several times from 1918 till 1920. Expelled with a group of Russian professors in 1922.

Lived in Berlin, 1922-1938. Professor at the Russian Scientific Institute in Berlin. Dismissed by the Nazi authorities.

Moved to Zurich in 1938, where he spent the rest of his life.