Dr. Theodor Shanin died tonight

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With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved founder and president of the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES), Dr. Theodor Shanin, who died tonight. For all of us, this is a big loss.

Theodor made a great contribution to peasant studies, historical sociology, and epistemology. He played a large role in the development of new forms of academic education in Russia. Awarded numerous awards. He worked until the last day and we are immensely grateful for the years of working with Theodore, for his wisdom, courage and freedom.

The farewell time will be announced later.