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International Conference “F.A. Stepun: Russian Thinker between Two Revolutions”

On September 28-29, 2017 the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue with the support of the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Dresden Technical University held the international scientific conference "F.A. Stepun: Russian Thinker between Two Revolutions."

The conference was timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917, which was a turning point and a landmark event not only for life, but also for all the subsequent creative work of F.A. Stepun. It is his works that contain the first sensible attempts to comprehend the phenomenon of the Russian Revolution, which seemed unprecedented in its destructiveness for its contemporaries.

The conference was attended by specialists in the study of creative work of F.A. Stepun from Germany (Holger Kusse, Christian Hufen, Vladimir Yantzen), leading researchers of Russian intellectual thought at the beginning of the 20th century from HSE, MSU, MPGU, IF RAS and the Estonian Euro-Academy (Vladimir Kantor, Alexey Kara-Murza, Yulia Melikh, Tatyana Shchedrina, Olga Zhukova, Sergei Bychkov, Eduard Tinn, Thomas Rolings, Marina Kiseleva, Elena Besschetnova), as well as students and postgraduate students of the Higher School of Economics.

The last conference was the third joint event dedicated to the creative work of F.A. Stepun, organized by the philosophers of the Higher School of Economics and the slavists of the Dresden Technical University.