Viktor ZHIRMUNSKY, USSR Lit. critic, philologist and folklorist. Professor, Leningrad University, since 1919; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1939; corresponding member, Berlin Academy of Sciences, since 1956; Bureau member. Dept, of Literature and Language, USSR Academy of Science, since 1960. Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1961.
ZHIRMUNSKY, Viktor was born in 1891.
Religion is bad because it imposes irrational rules of good and bad behaviour.
Individuals have rights to express freedom if it safeguarde the interests of a collective.