Aleksandr Sergeevich Orlov

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Orlov, Aleksandr Sergeevich


Born Jan. 23 (Feb. 4), 1871, in Moscow; died Mar. 6, 1947, in Leningrad. Soviet literary scholar. Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1931).

Orlov graduated from the department of history and philology of Moscow University in 1895. He taught there and at other higher educational institutions. In 1933 he became head of the department of Old Russian literature, which he had founded at the Pushkin House.

Orlov’s works include The Formal Features of Russian Military Tales (1902), Old Russian Literature of the 11th Through 16th Centuries (published in 1937, 1939, and 1945), and The Tale of Igor’s Campaign (1946). Orlov also studied 18th- and 19th-century Russian literature, paleography, bibliography, and Russian and Kazakh folklore. His principal interest was the study of the artistic devices of Old Russian literature. Orlov received the Order of Lenin, two other orders, and a medal.


Adrianova-Peretts, V. P. “Akademik A. S. Orlov.” In A. S. Orlov, Iazyk russkikh pisatelei. Moscow-Leningrad, 1948.
Berkov, P. N. “Bibliografieheskii ukazatel’ nauchnykh pechatnykh trudov akademika A. S. Orlova i literatury o nem.” Tr. Otdela drevnerusskoi literatury, 1947, vol. 5.


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