Poliakov, Iurii

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Poliakov, Iurii Aleksandrovich


Born Oct. 18, 1921, in Tashkent. Soviet historian, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1966). Member of the CPSU since 1945.

Poliakov graduated from the history department of Moscow State University in 1945. He has taught at the university and at the Academy of Social Sciences under the Central Committee of the CPSU, where he has been a professor since 1970. Since 1949, Poliakov has worked at the Institute of the History of the USSR of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. From 1966 to 1969 he served as editor in chief of the journal Istoriia SSSR (History of the USSR). His main works are devoted to the history of the October Revolution and the Civil War in the USSR, the reconstruction period, and the history of the Soviet peasantry. Poliakov coauthored the textbook History of the USSR: Era of Socialism (1964), History of Moscow (vol. 6, book 1, 1957), World History (vol. 8, 1961), History of the USSR From Earliest Times to the Present (vol. 8, 1967), and The Soviet Peasantry (1973).


Moskovskie trudiashchiesia v oborone sovetskoi stolitsy v 1919 g. Moscow, 1958.
Ot boia k trudu—ot truda do atak. Moscow, 1960.
Perekhod k nepu i sovetskoe krest’ianstvo. Moscow, 1967.
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