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Born in Vladimir, Russia in 1906, Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev graduated from Moscow State University in 1930. That same year he was arrested and sentenced to five years in a labor camp, being released in 1934. In 1941, Alekseev was drafted into the Soviet Army. In 1942 he was interned in a German POW camp, remaining there for the duration of the Second World War. In 1951 Alekseev arrived in the United States, settling in Minnesota. He taught Russian history at the University of Minnesota from 1955 to his retirement in 1975. Alekseev died in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2002.
These papers reflect the writings and research interests of Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev, a historian, writer, and professor in emigration. Among his writings are works related to the Russian Orthodox Church in the Soviet Union under the German occupation. The Speeches and writings and Subject file include notes and copied archival documents, relating to Alekseev’s dissertation, and research interests.
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