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Andrey ZUBOV

Historian and Political Scientist, Russian Federation

Andrey Zubov is a Russian historian and political scientist, Doctor of History, and a former Professor of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).

Mr. Zubov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1973, and worked at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He currently serves the position of leading scholar in its post-Soviet successor. Mr. Zubov also heads the Department of the History of Religions at Saint John Russian Orthodox University.

On Saturday, 1 March 2014, Mr. Zubov published an article sharply criticizing the Russian military intervention in Crimea of 2014. Despite vocal backing from colleagues Mr. Zubov was consequently fired from the Moscow State Institute of International Affairs for "violating the principles of corporate behavior".