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Vladimir Sergeevich Soloviev

1853-1900. Russian theologian and philosopher. The son of a Russian historian, he was graduated from the University of Moscow in 1873 and was appointed a fellow in the faculty of philosophy. After research in London and Egypt he returned to Moscow in 1876. In 1877 he moved to the University of St. Petersburg. Dostoevsky* and [[Leo Tolstoy]]* were among those present at his lectures on “Godmanhood.” He was forced into retirement in 1881 after he advocated mercy for the assassins of [[Alexander II]]. He then devoted his life to his writings.