Students of the Syktyvkar Humanitarian Pedagogical College named after I.A. Kuratov learned what role Pitirim Sorokin played in the Russian Revolution

On November 16, the methodist of the Center “Nasledie” Evgenia Chipsanova continued a series of lectures on the life and creative work of Pitirim Sorokin in the Syktyvkar Humanitarian Pedagogical College named after I.A. Kuratov. The second-year students got acquainted with an important period in the life and creative work of the scientist, which largely determined the direction of his scientific research in his mature years - his role in the Russian Revolution.

The second-year students learned that the idealistic worldview, which adhered to the young Pitirim Sorokin, collapsed during hid studying in the seminary of Khrenovo Kostromskaya guberniya, when the young man became an active agitator for the overthrow of the tsarist regime. The students learned why P. Sorokin chose a party of Socialists-Revolutionaries (Esery), how he described the symptoms of the approaching revolution, what was happening in St. Petersburg in the first days of the coup, and how Pitirim Sorokin participated in the political life of the country at that time.

Having learned that the marriage of the scientist, concluded at the height of the revolutionary events, turned out to be happy, the students interested in how the fate of Sorokin’s children was, and found out why the scientist's family was called “a university in miniature”.

Impressed by the pictures of desolation in areas affected by hunger in the 1920s, Pitirim Sorokin wrote the book “Hunger as a Factor”. It was destroyed by the Soviet government immediately after the author was expelled from the Soviet Russia. In 2014, the book was published by the Center “Nasledie” on the basis of 10 printed sheets of “Hunger as a Factor” preserved in Russia and a photocopy of a set of other chapters provided by the son of sociologist Sergei Pitirimovich, and now all interested can freely get acquainted with it on the website of the Center: