Aleksander Kan

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Aleksander Kan (31 October 1925 - 22 January 2017)[1] was a Russian born historian and professor at Uppsala University in Sweden.[2]

Aleksander Kan was born in Moscow. During World War II he served as an interpreter in the Soviet Army 1944 – 1945. In the Soviet Union he wrote several books about the history of Scandinavia from a Marxist standpoint. He emigrated with his family to Sweden in 1987 with help from the Swedish Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson, and became a Swedish citizen in 1992.[3]

He was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[4]