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Sergei Fedorovich Oldenburg

academician , Orientalist

Sergei Oldenburg, USSR Orientalist, academician.

Background

Oldenburg, Sergei was born on September 26, 1863 in the village of Biankino, near Nerchinsk.

Education

Graduated from Petersburg University, 1885.

Career

Lecturer at Petersburg University, 1889, professor, 1894. Academician, 1900. Secretary of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1904-1929. Minister of Education in the Provisional Government, July-August 1917.

Member of the Cadet Party. Specialist in Buddhism and Hinduism. Became the link between the pre-revolutionary Academy of Sciences and the communist establishment.

Religion

Religion is bad because it obstructs scientific research.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.