Boris Vadimovich Sokolov

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Boris Sokolov (Russian: Бори́с Вади́мович Соколо́в), born January 2, 1957, Moscow, is a historian and a Russian literature researcher (he has Candidate of Science degree in History and Habilitat Doctor of Science in Philology). In 1979 he graduated from the department of geography of the Moscow State University, specialising in economic geography. His works have been translated into Japanese, Polish, Latvian and Estonian. He has also translated literary works from various languages.[1]

During the Soviet times, he worked at the Institute of World Literature. Subsequently, he served as a professor of social anthropology at the Russian State Social University.[2] In September 2008 he had to resign under pressure of the Administration of the President Dmitrij Medvedev[dubious ] after publication of article 'Did Saakashvili lose?' He has written numerous monographs, e.g. on Gogol, Sergei Esenin, and Mikhail Bulgakov (Sokolov was the author of the Bulgakov Encyclopedia, published in 1996).[citation needed][dubious ]

From the 1990s onwards, he has turned to subjects on Russian 20th century history, publishing studies on Lavrentiy Beria, Joseph Stalin, Vyacheslav Molotov and Leonid Brezhnev. He is one of the Russian historians alongside those who are critically reviewing the part of the Soviet Union in the Second World War.[3]


  • Б. В. Соколов Булгаков. Энциклопедия. Алгоритм, 2003. ISBN 5-320-00143-6
  • Б. В. Соколов Вторая мировая. Факты и версии ISBN 5-462-00445-1
  • Б. В. Соколов Оккупация. Правда и мифы Мoscow, AST, 2002. online version
  • Третий Рейх. Мифы и действительность Эксмо, Яуза, 2005
  • Б.В. Соколов Правда о Великой Отечественной войне (Сборник статей). – СПб.: Алетейя, 1999 (online text)
  • Соколов Б.В. Неизвестный Жуков: портрет без ретуши в зеркале эпохи. (Unknown Zhukov by B.V. Sokolov) – Мн.: Родиола-плюс, 2000 – 608 с. («Мир в войнах»). ISBN 985-448-036-4. (online text)
  • Б. В. Соколов. Михаил Булгаков: Загадки судьбы. Москва: Вагриус, 2008.
  • Б. В. Соколов. Михаил Булгаков: Загадки творчества. Москва: Вагриус, 2008.
  • Б.В. Соколов. Тухачевский. Москва: Молодая гвардия, 2008.
    • Sokolov, B.V.: World War II Revisited: Did Stalin Intend to Attack Hitler?- In: Journal of Slavic Military Studies 11 (1998), H. 2, S. 113-141

B.V. Sokolov. How to Calculate Human Losses during the Second World War // Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 2009, September, Vol. 22, pp. 437–458

  • Б. В. Соколов. Врангель. — М.: Молодая гвардия, 2009—512 с ("Жизнь замечательных людей")ISBN 978-5-235-03294-1
  • Б.В. Соколов Рокоссовский. — М.: Молодая гвардия, 2010—560 с ("Жизнь замечательных людей")ISBN 978-5-235-03233-0
  • Б.В. Соколов. Кто воевал числом, а кто - умением. М.: Яуза-пресс, 2011-288 с. ISBN 978-5-9955-0255-5
  • Б.В. Соколов. Россия и СССР на бойне. Людские потери в войнах XX века. М.: Яуза-пресс, 2013-448 с. ISBN 978-5-9955-0632-4
  • Sokolov Boris V. The Role of the Soviet Union in the Second World War: A Re-examination (Helion Studies in Military History #14). London: Helion Publishers, 2013. 148 p. ISBN 978-1-909982-42-0
  • Sokolov Boris V. Marshal K.K. Rokossovsky: The Red Army'sgentleman commander. London: Helion Publishers, 2015.496 p. ISBN 978-1-909982-10-9


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