Lecture on the biography of Pitirim Sorokin in the Gymnasium named after A.S. Pushkin

On January 18, the Center “Nasledie” continued to acquaint pupils of the Gymnasium named after A.S. Pushkin with the biography of the famous sociologist Pitirim A. Sorokin. The pupils of the 9th grade listened to a lecture on the topic: “Biography of Pitirim Sorokin: childhood and student years”.

The students listened with interest to how Pitirim A. spoke about his small homeland and about his family, and how he admired the beauty and grandeur of the northern nature. The pupils of the 9th grade learned why young Pitirim was forced to leave his parental home early and begin his career. But, despite these difficulties, the future scientist recalled this period of his life with warmth.


The students found out how, thanks his curiosity and perseverance, P. Sorokin was able to achieve great successes in studies. The children also learned that as a student Pitirim Sorokin was involved in revolutionary activities and became an active supporter of the Socialist Revolutionary Party. The students found out why Pitirim A., having met the revolution in Russia with enthusiasm, later became disillusioned with it as a way to change for the better.

At the end of the lesson, the students learned that on the website of the Center “Nasledie” they can read online or download a brochure about the life and creative work of their famous countryman, prepared especially for schoolchildren: http://rksorokinctr.org/images/nauka/broshura.pdf.