Aleksander Kan

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Aleksander Kan (born 1925) is a Russian born historian, now working as a professor at the Uppsala University in Sweden.[1]

Aleksander Kan was born in Moscow. During World War II Kan 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 some help from the Swedish Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson, and Kan became a Swedish citizen in 1992.[2]

He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[3]