The Perversion Of Knowledge: The True Story Of Soviet Science

The Perversion Of Knowledge: The True Story Of Soviet Science


During the Soviet years, Russian technology was once touted as one of many maximum successes of the regime. Russian technological know-how was once thought of to be equivalent, if no longer greater, to that of the rich western countries. The Perversion of Knowledge, a heritage of Soviet technology that specializes in its keep an eye on via the KGB and the Communist get together, finds the darkish facet of this glittering fulfillment. in line with the author’s firsthand adventure as a Soviet scientist, and drawing on wide Russian language assets now not simply to be had to the Western reader, the publication comprises surprising new details on biomedical experimentation on people in addition to an exam of the pernicious results of Trofim Lysenko’s pseudo-biology. additionally integrated are many poignant case histories of these who collaborated and those that controlled to withstand, concentrating on the ethical offerings and effects. The textual content is followed via the author’s personal translations of key archival fabrics, making this paintings a vital source for all people with a major curiosity in Russian history.

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