Teodor Shanin OBE, born 1930 in Vilnius, Lithuania (then in possession of Polish Republic) is a British sociologist who was for many years a Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. He did extensive research on the informal economy, the Russian Revolution, African development, and peasant studies.
Born in Polish Republic, raised in the Soviet Union, immigrant to Israel, Shanin made his career in the United Kingdom until he went to Russia to found the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences.
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