Andrey Nikolayevich Sakharov

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Sakharov with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, on 28 March 2002

Andrey Nikolayevich Sakharov (Russian: Андрей Николаевич Сахаров; born 1930 in Kulebaki) is an anti-Normanist Russian and Soviet historian.

His major monographs include The Diplomacy of Ancient Rus (1980) and its sequel, The Diplomacy of Svyatoslav (1982). For his studies of early medieval diplomacy Sakharov was elected a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1991).[1]

In 1993, Sakharov was appointed Director of the Russian History Institute, affiliated with the Academy of Sciences. He initiated a campaign to purge the institute of his Normanist opponents.[2] It came under much criticism, forcing Sakharov into retirement in 2010.

Sakharov was an active member of the Presidential Commission of the Russian Federation to Counter Attempts to Falsify History to the Detriment of Russia's Interests that existed between 2009 and 2012.


  1. ^ Обратное провидение (in Russian). Грани.Ру. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
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