Pazhitnov, Konstantin Alekseevich

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Pazhitnov, Konstantin Alekseevich


Born Mar. 1 (13), 1879, in the village of Zhitovo, now in Rybnoe Raion, Riazan’ Oblast; died Aug. 2, 1964, in Moscow. Soviet economist; specialist in economic history. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1946).

Pazhitnov graduated from the law faculty of Moscow University in 1907, a year after the publication of his study The Condition of the Working Class in Russia (vols. 1–3), which went through a number of subsequent editions. In 1917 he became director of the Petrograd Cooperative Institute. Pazhitnov worked in research institutes and in higher educational institutions. A professor at Moscow State University from 1943 to 1949, he was also a senior research worker of the Institute of Economics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR from 1943.


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