Alexander Sergeyevich Orlov

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Alexander Sergeyevich Orlov

Alexander Sergeyevich Orlov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Орло́в) is a contemporary Russian historian and an author of several handbooks. He is a specialist on socio-political history of Russia in the 18th century, in the history of science and in education about that period.

He graduated at the historical faculty of the M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU) in 1965 and in defended his candidates-thesis on the theme "Unrest in the Urals in the 1750s and 1760s and the expedition of Prince Alexander Vyazemsky" in 1971. His thesis was supervised by M.T. Belyavsky. He has worked at the historical faculty since 1968.

He is director of the historical museum of the MGU since 1995.

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