Andrey Sakharov (historian)

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Sakharov in 2014

Andrey Nikolayevich Sakharov (Russian: Андрей Николаевич Сахаров; 2 June 1930[1], in Kulebaki – 26 June 2019, in Moscow)[2] was an anti-Normanist Russian and Soviet historian.

His major monographs include The Diplomacy of Ancient Rus (1980) and its sequel, The Diplomacy of Svyatoslav (1982). For his studies of early medieval diplomacy Sakharov was elected a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1991).[3]

In 1993, Sakharov was appointed Director of the Russian History Institute, affiliated with the Academy of Sciences. He initiated a campaign to purge the institute of his Normanist opponents.[4] It came under much criticism, forcing Sakharov into retirement in 2010.

Sakharov was an active member of the Presidential Commission of the Russian Federation to Counter Attempts to Falsify History to the Detriment of Russia's Interests that existed between 2009 and 2012.[5]


  1. ^ Who's Who in Russia
  2. ^ Экс-директор Института российской истории РАН Андрей Сахаров умер на 90-м году жизни
  3. ^ Обратное провидение (in Russian). 19 May 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  4. ^ Ломоносов и норманская теория в истории
  5. ^ По следам публикации. В защиту Мединского //

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