Lev ZUBOK, USSR Historian. Doctor of History Science; Professor; senior associate, Institute of History, USSR Academy of Science.
Lev Zubok was born on December 28, 1894 in Odessa. Son of a worker.
Graduate university in USA.
Specialized in general modem history, history of USA and history of international Communist movement. 1913-1924 emigre in USA. 1924 returned to Russia and worked for Trade-Union International (Profintem).
1930-1949 lectured at Higher Propagandists Courses and Higher Party School, Central Committee, All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks). 1921-1941 at Moscow Institute of History, Philosophy and Lit. 1942-1949 at History Faculty, Moscow University.
1948-1961 at Institute of International Relations. 1938-1949 and 1957-1967 senior associate, Institute of History, USSR Academy of Sciences. Exec cd, 9-volume “Vsemimaya istoriya” (W'orld History) (1962). Editor Board, journal “Novaya i noveyshaya istoriya” (Modern and Recent History).
Religious edicts impose irrational rules on people’s behaviour.
Individuals have rights to express freedom if it safeguarde the interests of a collective. 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.