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Lev Nikolaevich Gumilev


Lev Gumilev, USSR Orientalist.


Gumilev, Lev was born in 1911. Son of N. Gumilev and A. Akhmatova.


Was 9 years old when his father was shot. Arrested after the Kirov murder, 1934, and sent to the Gulag. Second arrest, 1937. During World War II, like many other Gulag inmates, sent to the front until 1945.

In 1949, arrested again and sent to the camps. Released during the Khrushchev thaw, 1956. Highly respected specialist on Central Asian nomadic people.