Alexandr Kapto

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Alexandr Semenovich Kapto
Born (1933-04-14) April 14, 1933 (age 84)
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Occupation Diplomat, author

Alexandr Semenovich Kapto (born April 14, 1933 in Upper Tarasovka Village, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine is a Russian and Ukrainian scientist, sociologist, political scientist and a diplomat, journalist, politician and statesman. He earned a philosophy degree in 1967 and his Ph.D. in 1985. As of 2008 he is head of the UNESCO International Board of the Institute of Socio-Political Research under the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).[1]

Education[edit]

Kapto graduated from Dnipropetrovsk University in 1957 with a philosophy degree, studying the problems of war and peace, international relations, political sociology, sociology of morality and education, social activity of youths, and professional ethics.

Career[edit]

In addition to his duties with UNESCO, Kapto serves as Chairman of the Expert Council under the Top Certifying Commission for Political Science; Chairman of the Council for Defending a Doctoral Thesis under the Institute of Socio-Political Research (ISPR RAS) (sociology of spiritual life and management); Vice-President of the Academy of Social Sciences; and is a member of the Presidium of the Academy of Political Science. He was a Soviet Ambassador to Cuba from 1985-9, and the last Soviet and first Russian Ambassador to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.

Writing career[edit]

Kapto is a member of the Union of Russian Writers. In 1971 and 1974 he received a first-degree diploma certificate for winning the All-Union Competition for the best popular science works.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Social activity as a moral trait of an individual. Kiev, 1968.
  • Public activity of youths. Moscow, 1971.
  • Class education: methodology, theory, practice. M., 1985.
  • Political memoirs. Moscow, 1996.
  • Nobel peacemakers. Moscow, 2002.
  • Encyclopedia of the world. Moscow, 2002 and 2005.
  • From the bellicose culture to the culture of peace. Moscow, 2002.

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