Victor Schnirelmann

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Victor Alexandrovich Schnirelmann (Russian: Виктор Александрович Шнирельман, b. 18 May 1949, Moscow) is a Russian historian, ethnologist and a member of Academia Europaea (since 1998).[1] He is a senior researcher of N. N. Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Russian Academy of Sciences and an author of over 300 works, including over 20 monographies on archaeology.[1] Schnirelmann's main fields include the ideologies of nationalism in Russia and CIS, ethnocentrism and irredentism.

Schnirelmann graduated from historical faculty at Moscow State University in 1971 and in 1977 upheld a thesis in the Ethnography Institute of Soviet Academy of Sciences. In 1990 he defended a thesis in Ethnology and Anthropology Institute.

Selected works

  • Who gets the past? Competition for ancestors among non-Russian intellectuals in Russia. Washington D. C., Baltimore & London: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
  • The Myth of the Khazars and Intellectual Antisemitism in Russia, 1970s – 1990s. Jerusalem: The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2002.




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