Developed at SPbU Faculty of Philology
by charitable donation from the Russkiy Mir Foundation
Russkiy Mir Foundation
Anatolij Alekseev
Anatolij Alekseev
About

Born December 13, 1941 in Pyatigorsk, Stavropol Krai. 1967: graduated from the Department of the Russian Language, Faculty of Philology, Leningrad State University. He was a student of N. A. Meshchersky, a prominent Orientalist. 1970—2005: worked at the Academy of Sciences, at the Institute of Linguistics and the Institute of Russian Literature (the Pushkin House) where he compiled the multivolume "Dictionary of the 18th Century Russian Language" and analysed translations of the Bible made in Ancient Rus'. 1973: defended a doctoral thesis ("From the History of Socio-Political Lexis of the 18th Century Russian Language: Citizen - Social Class - Civil Society"). 1984:defended a post-doctoral thesis ("The Translation Heritage of Saints Cyril and Methodius and Its Fate and Fortunes in History: The Song of Songs in Ancient Slavonic Texts"). Actively cooperated with the Russian Biblical Society and was its board member. 1993—2001: supervised projects on the preparation and publication of word-for-word translations of the New and Old Testaments as well as the Slavonic New Testament project and the translation of the Bible into various languages of Russia. Delivered lectures at universities of Germany, Israel, Italy and the Netherlands as well at in Russian Christian institutions of higher education. 



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