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Tribunskii P. A. N. V. Orloff and the Beginning of Teaching of the Russian Language at King’s College London. Izvestiya of Saratov University. New series. Series History. International Relations, 2020, vol. 20, iss. 3, pp. 359-363. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18500/1819-4907-2020-20-3-359-363


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N. V. Orloff and the Beginning of Teaching of the Russian Language at King’s College London

Abstract

The article restores the biography of N. V. Orloff (1844–1915), a psalmist of the Church in the name of the Assumption of the Mother of God at the Russian Embassy in London, which, in addition to his official duties and translation activities, was involved in the process of establishing Russian studies in Great Britain in the late XIXth – early XXth centuries. For a quarter of a century, Orloff taught the Russian language at King’s College London, as part of the training of Oriental language specialists, who took part in the exams for official posts in the Indian Civil Service, as well as in the British army. Orloff’s resignation in 1915 symbolically coincided with the beginning of a new stage in the development of Russian studies, with the creation of the School of Slavonic Studies at King’s College London.

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