Yuri Zhukov (historian)

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Yuri Nikolayevitch Zhukov
Born (1938-01-22) 22 January 1938 (age 83)
Krasnogorsk, Russia
Nationality Russian
Fields History
Institutions Institute of Russian History at Russian Academy of Sciences
Alma mater Russian State Historico-Archival Institute
Known for Stalin-era research

Yuri Nikolayevich Zhukov (Russian: Юрий Николаевич Жуков, born on 22 January 1938, in Krasnogorsk) is a Russian historian[1] and leading research fellow at the Institute of Russian History at Russian Academy of Sciences.[2]


In 1976, Zhukov defended his PhD dissertation, entitled "Critique of modern bourgeois Anglo-American historiography of the development of Soviet culture in USSR". He then took the post of the editor in chief of USSR history in the Great Russian Encyclopedia. He led a team of editors and was responsible for compiling encyclopedias "Moscow" and "Civil war and Foreign Intervention in USSR".

He authored multiple monographes and hundreds of scientific papers, primarily concerning the 1920-1950 period of the Soviet history. In 1992, Zhukov defended his Sc.D. dissertation, "The becoming and the activity of Soviet agencies of defense of historical and cultural memorials. 1917-1920."

Zhukov regularly appears on Russian television programs dedicated to Soviet history.



  1. "Известный историк Юрий Жуков: Расстрелы в Катыни - сомнения остаются". Komsomolskaya Pravda. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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