Chernov, Sergei

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Chernov, Sergei Nikolaevich


Born 1887 in Saratov; died Jan. 5, 1942, in Pushkin, Leningrad Oblast. Soviet historian. Doctor of historical sciences (1937).

Chernov graduated from the faculty of history and philology at the University of St. Petersburg in 1912. Between 1917 and 1927 he was on the staff of the University of Saratov and held positions in Leningrad and Middle Asia. In 1937 he became a professor in the subdepartment of the history of the USSR at the Gorky Pedagogical Institute.

Chernov’s most important works are devoted to the feudal period in the territories that now make up the USSR, to various questions pertaining to the Decembrist movement, to Narodnichestvo (Populism), and to N. G. Chernyshevskii.


U istokov russkogo osvoboditel’nogo dvizheniia. Saratov, 1960. (Contains a list of Chernov’s works.)
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