Saturday, August 19, 2017

Writer Oleg Anatolyevich Platonov grew up in Yekaterinburg before traveling the globe

Born in 1950, contemporary Russian writer, historian and economist Oleg Anatolyevich Platonov is currently the director general of Moscow's Institute for the History of Russian Civilization.

Platonov grew up in Sverdlovsk, now known as Yekaterinburg, and graduated from the Moscow College of Consumer Cooperation in 1972 before beginning employment at the Institute of Labor in 1977.

Platonov traveled to the United States for seven months in 1995 on business for the the "Russian Civilization" research institute.

Since then, he has created and published volumes for "The Great Encyclopedia of Russian People," where he postulates that Russian work has been compromised by foreign influences since the 17th century.

In his writing, Platonov is heavily critical of the Bolshevik regime, which he holds responsible for 87 million lives.