Boris Souvarine, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Boris Souvarine

French politician and writer

Date of Birth: 05-Nov-1895

Place of Birth: Kiev, Ukraine

Date of Death: 01-Nov-1984

Profession: politician, historian, journalist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Boris Souvarine

  • Boris Souvarine (1895 – 1 November 1984), also known as Varine, was a French Marxist communist activist, essayist and journalist. A founding member of the French Communist Party, Souvarine is noted for being the only non-Russian communist to have been a member of the Comintern for three years in succession.
  • He famously authored the first biography of Joseph Stalin, published in 1935 as Staline, Aperçu Historique du Bolchévisme (Stalin, Historic Overview of Bolshevism) and kept close correspondence with Vladimir Lenin and Leo Trotsky until their deaths.His anticonformism and early criticism of Stalin made him break away from the party in 1924.
  • In the decades that followed, Souvarine continued publishing as a leading Sovietologist and anti-Stalinist.
  • He was also the founder of the Institute of Social History and an author, historian, publisher and journalist.

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