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ChildhoodThe son of outstanding Silver Age poets Anna Akhmatova and Nikolay Gumilev Lev was born in Tsarskoe Selo, near St Petersburg. Lev Gumilev, Ethnogenesis and Eurasianism. ALEXANDER SERGEEVICH TITOV. University College London. School of Slavonic and Eastern European. Putin’s passing mention of the late Russian historian Lev Gumilev and this odd word passionarnost meant little to the uninitiated; but to those.

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For someone who had lost so much at the hands of the USSR, Gumilev was nonetheless surprisingly embittered by its collapse.

10 facts about Lev Gumilev, the famous Russian historian who refused to be broken by the Gulag

Inwhile digging the White Sea Canal and daily watching inmates die of exhaustion and hypothermia, Gumilev invented his theory of passionarnost. However, he was arrested again in and sentenced to ten years in prison camps. The history of earlier contributions by wikipedians is accessible to researchers here: The emergence of social order from chaos that he witnessed formed a core part of the theory of history that would make him famous.

During a brief stint at large, he joined the Red Army and took part in the Battle of Berlin. His first gimilev was a trilogy on the history of the steppe nomads: At this point he was beyond lef. Two years later, he defended his doctoral thesis on ancient Turks. He was implicated in a plot to commit a terrorist attack on Leningrad Communist Party leader Andrey Zhdanov.

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This article abides by terms of the Creative Commons CC-by-sa 3. New World Encyclopedia writers and editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in accordance with New World Encyclopedia standards.

Lev Gumilev. Ethnogenesis and the Biosphere

The idea of “Eurasia” as it is referred to here stems from the nineteenth century. His father was a nobleman, a WWI officer, and a famous Russian poet of the early 20th century. He was arrested by the NKVD in and released, but rearrested again and sentenced to five years in The Soviet secret police had already prepared an order for her arrest, but Stalin decided not to sign it.

His theories were at best unorthodox, and at worst quite eccentric. Intellectuals, already living in isolation and penury, began to live in fear.

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These days those accusations sound funny, but then, when social science was monitored by the Communist Party, it meant a sort of gunilev for a scholar.

Under Artamonov’s guidance, he became interested in Khazar studies and in steppe peoples in general. More exciting stories and videos on Russia Beyond’s Facebook page.

He believed one could calculate it and plot it on graphs. Shortly after his release inhe found a temporary job as gumipev librarian in the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad. Nikolay Vavilov Nikolay Ivanovich Vavilov was one of the most outstanding scientists of the twentieth century.

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When I met Lukyanov in Moscow inhe reminisced over tea and gumikev at the Pushkin restaurant about his friendship with Gumilev — a staunch anti-communist — and the paradox this appeared to present. What types of relationship did men form in a state of pure competition to survive? It is during the “acmatic” phases, when the national passionarity reaches its maximum heat, that the great conquests are made. Gumilyov described the current state of Europe as deep inertia, or “introduction to obscuration”, to use gumileg own words.

And after the lapse of several centuries they disperse in space and time, leaving memory only in chronicles and legends.

All contacts on the superethnic level yielded negative results. Click here to find out more. But in death, his legacy was transferred to the side of those who would use leg wonderful and fanciful history books for demagoguery.

They have even, some observers believe, become a kind of semi-secret cult in the upper echelons of the Russian establishment. It is something of a paradox that the vision for a new union has been supplied by someone who lec so much at the hands of the old one. However, Lev was expelled from Leningrad University and that winter ofhe nearly starved to death.