Victor Schnirelmann

Victor Alexandrovich Schnirelmann (Russian: Виктор Александрович Шнирельман, b. 18 May 1949, Moscow; frequently spelled Shnirelman in his English-language publications) is a Russian historian, ethnologist and a member of Academia Europaea (since 1998).[1] He is a senior researcher of N. N. Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Russian Academy of Sciences and an author of over 300 works, including over 20 monographies on archaeology.[1] Schnirelmann's main fields include the ideologies of nationalism in Russia and CIS, ethnocentrism and irredentism.

Victor Schnirelmann

Schnirelmann graduated from historical faculty at Moscow State University in 1971 and in 1977 upheld a thesis in the Ethnography Institute of Soviet Academy of Sciences. In 1990, he defended a thesis in Ethnology and Anthropology Institute.

Selected worksEdit

  • Who gets the past? Competition for ancestors among non-Russian intellectuals in Russia. Washington D. C., Baltimore & London: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
  • The Myth of the Khazars and Intellectual Antisemitism in Russia, 1970s – 1990s. Jerusalem: The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2002.




  1. ^ a b Институт Этнологии и Антропологии РАН (in Russian). Archived from the original on March 31, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-03.