“This Man is My Ideal”... V.F. Odoevsky’s View on M.V. Lomonosov

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Nikita V. Gusev

PhD student at the Chair of History of Russian Journalism and Literature, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

e-mail: gusevnikitavl@ mail.ru

Section: History of Journalism

Author investigates the problem of perception personality and activities of M. Lomonosov by writer and journalist Vladimir Odoevsky. The article shows that Odoevsky saw in Lomonosov “ideal” of a scientist that can consider the European experience and create an independent Russian science. Such representations about Lomonosov Odoevsky thought it necessary inform to the audience. The position of Odoevsky is relevant today, when Russia and the Russian media are celebrating the 300th anniversary of Lomonosov.

Keywords: V.F. Odoevsky, M.V. Lomonosov, encyclopedism, educational publishing project