Log In

Sergei Fedorovich Platonov

historian

Sergei Platonov, USSR Historian.

Background

Platonov, Sergei was born on June 16, 1860 in Chernigov.

Education

Graduated from Petersburg University, 1882.

Career

Academician, 1920. Wrote many historical works, especially on the times of Ivan the Terrible and the Time of Troubles. Refused to take part in the communist distortions of history. Arrested, 1930.

Religion

Major religious moral codes dehumanise individuals outside their group as less worthy. Results can vary from discrimination to genocide.

Views

The role of the individual as a member of a collective is more important than the individual.