Historian and political scientist Valery Garbuzov was removed from his post as director of the Institute for the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). He confirmed this information to T.
“Yes, yesterday an order was signed to terminate the contract with me. The reason as such is not indicated there, there is such an article of the employment contract – at the initiative of the founder, it is formulated like this, ”Garbuzov said.
Information about the dismissal of Garbuzov previously appeared in social networks. The dismissal of the historian from the position of director of the institute took place against the backdrop of the publication of his article in Nezavisimaya Gazeta on August 29. In it, Garbuzov talks about the “lost illusions of the outgoing era” and “theses of total state propaganda.”
“Today, on a wave of anti-Western sentiments in an atmosphere of pseudo-patriotic frenzy that has gripped the population of Russia, who regularly listens to “old songs about the main thing,” which with amazing ease, naively and thoughtlessly perceives the theses of total state propaganda, new myths are being created, and with them a modern utopian consciousness is being formed. “, he wrote.
According to T, Garbuzov began working at the Institute for the US and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2000. He was elected director of the institution in 2016.