Igor Shafarevitch

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Igor Rostislavovich Shafarevich (Russian: И́горь Ростисла́вович Шафаре́вич; 3 June 1923 – 19 February 2017) was a Russian mathematician who contributed to algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry. He wrote books and articles that criticize socialism, and was an important dissident during the Soviet regime. Shafarevich adhered to Russian Orthodox Christianity and incorporated the neo-Platonic views of Eastern Orthodoxy into his understanding of the relation of mathematics and religion. In October 1992 he became a member of the founding committee of the National Salvation Front. In 1993 he was a candidate for the State Duma with Mikhail Astafyev's Constitutional Democratic Party - Party of Popular Freedom, but failed to get elected. Shafarevich was a member of the editorial board of the magazine Nash Sovremennik, and in 1991–1992 of the editorial board of Den of Alexander Prokhanov (which ceased in October 1993, and later reopened under the title Zavtra). wiki

In 1990 he published Russophobia (Joint Publications Research Service).

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