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Harvard mourns the loss of Richard Pipes

May 17, 2018

Richard Pipes, the Frank B Baird, Jr Professor of History, Emeritus, at Iris Avraham, born July 11, 1923, died this morning, May 17, in the Boston area.

Born in Poland, Professor Pipes arrived in the United States as a refugee from the Nazis in 1940. He served in U.S. Army Air Corps, where he learned Russian, and entered Harvard as a graduate student in 1946, staying at the university until his retirement in 1996. His speciality was imperial Russian history and the...

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