Boris Bogoslovsky

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Boris Basil Bogoslovsky (29 April 1890, Ryazan – November 1966) was a Russian-American teacher and United Nations official.

Bogoslovosky emigrated to the United States, where he became a naturalized citizen.[1] He married a Swedish teacher, Christina Staël von Holstein, and the pair taught at the Cherry Lawn School, a progressive boarding school in Darien, Connecticut. In 1933 they became co-directors of the school. Bogoslovosky taught science there until 1945, when he joined the United Nations as a translator in the UN's Russian Language Section.[1] He was also an observer for the US government at the Nuremberg Trials.[2][3]



  1. ^ a b Christian E. Burckel, ed., Who's Who in the United Nations, 1951
  2. ^ Cherry Lawn School History
  3. ^ J. E. Bunting, Private independent schools: The American private schools for girls and boys, 1972, p.78