Russia has long been famous for its unique people. Many of them have made an invaluable contribution to the development of science, forever perpetuating their names. One of them is Lev Lurie. Its activities are closely linked with the history of Russia, in particular, with St. Petersburg. He was repeatedly nominated for the Golden Pen award for merits in journalism.
The beginning of the way
The historian Lev Lurie was born in 1950 on April 19 in St. Petersburg, then the city was called Leningrad. His father was a famous historian - Jacob Lurie. His mother - Ganelina Irina Efimovna founded the first cardiology resuscitation in the country. She was a doctor of medical sciences. Grandfather Leva Lurie was also a famous person - Lev Solomonovich Lurie gained recognition in philology.
The boy graduated from high school in 1967. He studied at school number 30. The school was with a bias in the exact sciences, mathematics and physics. Entered the Leningrad State University, Faculty of Economics. For the year he was expelled from the full-time department due to the development of a draft political leaflet. This time Lev Lurie worked as a milling machine at the factory.
First working success
After graduation, Lev decided to link his life with art. Therefore, he hired to work as a guide to the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg. There he led the scientific work. He oversaw the “Old Petersburg Side” and “Petersburg since Lomonosov” exhibitions. All this time, Lev Lurie led an active scientific work. As a result, she defended her thesis on the topic “Leadership factors in the Russian liberation movement” and received the title of candidate of historical sciences.
The debate about the form of school education lasts for a long time. Despite all the educational reforms, more and more people considered the pre-revolutionary school more efficient. Therefore, in 1989, Lev Lurie, together with his comrades, created his own gymnasium. St. Petersburg classical gymnasium № 610 was based on the pre-revolutionary standards of education. Therefore, the introduction of such subjects as Latin, ancient Greek, plus modern foreign languages (English and German) can be considered innovative. In addition to a certain set of academic subjects, the educational system itself has undergone changes. The key point was the desire to teach children to learn. For this purpose, such subjects as Latin and Ancient Greek were introduced - they developed analytical skills perfectly.
Lev Lurie has long been a head teacher and a history teacher in the gymnasium. He is now deputy director of external affairs.
The historian led an active teaching activity not only in his homeland. After the collapse of the USSR, in 1991, he was invited to work at an American college. He actively acted throughout the country as a teacher of Russian history. He returned to Russia only in 1993.
It is safe to say that the historian Lev Lurie, whose books have become classics for several generations of people, is a unique person. His main achievement is that he was able to show St. Petersburg from ordinary people. In his narratives revealed a different look of the pre-revolutionary city: with transport, hooligans, fights. He knew about this period as much as the reference about modern St. Petersburg does not know.
Writer and journalist
Over time, Lev Lurie has connected his work with journalism and writing books. He immediately gained recognition from many citizens of St. Petersburg with his wit and an enviable mind. His historical articles appeared in such reputable publications as “Spark” and “Business Petersburg”. Actively led the broadcast on the radio “Echo”. He was director of documentary broadcasting in “Petersburg - Fifth Channel”.
Lev Lurie is successful in his personal life. He is married, has two children in marriage - the son of Daniel and the daughter Sophia. He prefers to protect his family from the encroachments of journalists and does not speak about them once again.
Repeatedly received awards of various sizes. For example, for many works on the history of St. Petersburg in 2005, became the winner of the Antsiferov Prize. And in 2009 he received the “Golden Pen” for his work as a journalist.
Despite fame and recognition, not everyone favors Leo Lurie. But this does not prevent the historian from conducting active educational activities, participating in the life of television and writing articles. In his “House of Culture”, a guide is trained on a unique program. Leo is actively following the upgrade of St. Petersburg and is involved in its development.