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Mikhail Mikhailovich Karpovich

historian

Mikhail Karpovich, USSR Historian.

Background

Karpovich, Mikhail was born in 1887.

Education

Studied history at Petersburg University.

Career

Member of the SR Party since his schooldays in Tifiis. After graduation, lecturer in history there, 1914. Under the Provisional Government, sent to the Russian Embassy in the USA, 1917.

Remained there after theOctober Revolution, 1917, becoming a political refugee, and later an American citizen. Lecturer in Russian history at Harvard, from 1927, professor until 1957. Head of the Slavonic department at Harvard, 1949-1954.

Editor of one of the best Russian emigre magazines after World War II, Novyi Zhurnal, New York, 1943-1959.

Religion

Religion makes people base their lives on false foundations.

Views

Every Soviet citizen has rights to express his or her opinion, but it should be in accordance with the general interests of the society.