Mikhail Agursky

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Mikhail Samuilovich Agursky (Russian: Михаи́л Самуи́лович Агу́рский; 1933 – 21 August 1991) was a Jewish sovietologist, cybernetic[1] and historian of National Bolshevism.[2] Agursky was a member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Cover of из-под глыб (Under the Ruble) a Samizdat book to which Agursky contributed (1974)

Mikhail Agursky was born as Melik Agursky (Мэ́лик Агу́рский) in Moscow in 1933 to a Jewish family. His father Samuel Agursky was revolutionary and historian.[3] Mikhail Agursky received an education in engineering and defended a dissertation on cybernetics.[4] In 1975 he emigrated to Israel.[5] Agursky became a Fellow of the Soviet and East European Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His book "The Ideology of National Bolshevism" was published in Paris in 1980.[6] On 21 August 1991 Agursky was found dead on in his hotel room in Moscow.[7]


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