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Nikolai Vsevolodovich Pervushin

editor , historian , lecturer , translator

Nikolai Pervushin, USSR Lecturer, historian,editor, translator.

Background

Pervushin, Nikolai was born in 1899 in Kazan’.

Education

Graduated from Kazan’ University, 1923.

Career

Lecturer there. In 1923, sent as a researcher to Germany to learn about German industries. He published his work in 1927 in Moscow’s Promizdal. Worked as an economic consultant in Europe for Soviet organizations.

Broke with the USSR, 1930. Lived in Paris as a political emigre. Lecturer on Russian history, language and economics.

Moved to the USA, 1946. For the next 16 years, worked at the United Nations. Taught Russian to American diplomats.

Senior interpreter at UNESCO. From 1960, head of the Russian School, Norwich, Vermont. Lecturer there on Russian culture and history. Moved to Montreal, 1962.

Professor at McGill University. Lecturer at Ottawa University. Wellknown public figure in the Russian community in Canada.

Religion

All religions persuade people to rely on outside authority, thus preventing them to become self-reliant.

Views

Individuals have rights to express freedom if it safeguarde the interests of a collective.