Vilchevsky Oleg Ludvigovich

10 May [ 27 April] 1902 (1902-05-10), Saint-Petersburg — 21 May 1964 (1964-05-22), Leningrad

Biography, education, career:

On 16 October 1939 Oleg Vilchevsky was conferred the degree of Candidate of Philology. On 12 February 1962 he defended his Doctoral Dissertation, based on his monograph, titled The Kurds. An Introduction to the Ethnic History of the Kurds. In 1932‑1941 he worked as a researcher at the Institute of Language and Cognition of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1941‑1954 he served in the Soviet Army, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. From 1954 he worked as a senior researcher at the Department of Central and Western Asia, Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Ethnography of the USSR Academy of Sciences

Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the peoples of the Near and Middle East; ethnography of the Kurds and the small peoples of Western Asia

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