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Maria Natanovna Smit-Falkner


Maria Smit-Falkner, USSR Economist.


Smit-Falkner, Maria was born on February 16, 1878 in Taganrog into a wealthy Jewish family.


Graduated from London University as an economist in 1905.


Her parents sent her to be educated in England. Married a Smith, then a Falkner. Divorced. Returned to Russia.

In 1918, joined the Communist Party. From 1919, served in the Red Army on the Southern front. In 1921, taught at Moscow University, then at the Plekhanov Moscow Institute of People’s Management, and later at the Oil Institute.

Corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 1939. Party administrative posts in GOSPLAN and at the Institute of Economics of the Academy of Sciences.


Religions convince people that the source of their misery lies in the inherent and unchangeable "sinfulness" of humanity rather than in the forms of social organization and institutions.


Communist Party of the Soviet Union is able to build a new society where people are no rich or poor.