Irina Gordeeva

Lecturer at St. Philaret’s Christian Orthodox Institute
Department of History
Pokrovka St. 29
101000 Moscow, Russia

Irina Gordeeva (b. 1975) graduated the Institute for History and Archives of the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow, Russia) in 1997. Now she is a lecturer in the Department of History in the St. Philaret’s Christian Orthodox Institute (Moscow, Russia). She is the author of a book “Zabytye Ludi: Istoriia rossiiskogo kommunitarnogo dvizheniai” (The Forgotten People: A history of the Russian communitarian movement) (Moscow: AIRO-XX, 2000, 2nd edition -2017), published following her PhD thesis. Her research interests embrace the Tolstoyan movement, Russian communitarianism and utopianism, history of conscientious objection, alternative social movements, pacifism and nonviolence in Russia. Her current project dedicates the history of pacifist movement in Russia from the Tolstoyans of the beginning of the 20th century to the independent peace activism of the late Soviet period (Group for Establishing Trust between East and West and Soviet hippies’ pacifist activity).

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