Svetlana Pletnyova

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Svetlana Alexandrovna Pletneva (also called Pletnyeva and Pletnyova Russian: Светлана Александровна Плетнева) (April 1, 1926 in Vyatka- 20 November 2008 in Moscow) is a Russian and Soviet archaeologist and historian. Like Lev Gumilev, she was a student of Mikhail Artamonov, although she discarded many of the former's theories as mere speculations. She won the USSR State Prize in 1986

Pletneva is the author of numerous books on Eurasian nomads, particularly the Khazars.

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Preceded by
Rybakov, Boris Alexandrovich
Head Editor of the journal
Russian Archaeology

1988—1994
Succeeded by
Gulyaev, Valeriy Ivanovich