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Professor Anthony Cross

Post
Professor Emeritus of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge

Specialisms
Russian, Slavonic and Eastern European Languages and Literatures

Biography
Professor of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge from 1985 to 2004. Previously, Reader in Russian at the University of East Anglia and Roberts Professor of Russian at the University of Leeds. DLitt (East Anglia) and LittD (Cambridge) and Honorary Doctorate from the Institute of Russian Literature of the
Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushkin House) in 2010. Internationally known for his work on eighteenth-century Russia and Anglo-Russian cultural relations. Founded the Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia in 1968 and edited the Group's annual Newsletter from 1973 to 2009. Reviews Editor of the Journal of European Studies since its inception in 1971.

Past appointments
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in Russian University of East Anglia (1964 - 1972)
Reader in Russian, Roberts Professor of Russian University of Leeds (1972 - 1985)
Professor of Slavonic Studies University of Cambridge (1985 - )
Professor of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge University of Cambridge (1985 - 2004)

Principal publications
St Petersburg and the British, 2008
In the Lands of the Romanovs, 2014
Peter the Great through British Eyes, 2000 (Russian trans 2013)
N M Karamzin: a study of his literary career, 1971
By the banks of the Thames: Russians in 18th century Britain, 1980 (Russian trans 1995)
By the banks of the Neva: chapters from the lives and careers of the British in 18th century Russia, 1997 (Russian trans 2005)

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