Pogodin, Mikhail Petrovich (mēkhəyēlˈ pētrôˈvĭch pəgôˈdyĭn) [key], 1800–1875, Russian historian and publisher. His conservative journal The Muscovite (1841–56) defended the policies of Nicholas I. He was professor of Russian history at Moscow Univ. (1835–44) and wrote a history of Russia (7 vol., 1846–57) and a study of the origins of Russia (3 vol., 1871).
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