Timo Vihavainen

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Timo Vihavainen in 2013.

Timo Juhani Vihavainen (born 9 May 1947) is a Finnish historian and a professor of Russian Studies at the University of Helsinki. [1] He has written extensively on Russian and Finnish history. [1] Vihavainen graduated as a Master of Philosophy in 1970, a Licentiate in Philosophy in 1983, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1988 and a Docent in Russian history in 1992. [1] He is a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters since 2009. [1] At the beginning of the 2000s he was among the contributors of the Kanava magazine. [2]


Vihavainen was Visiting Fellow at Moscow State University in 1972-1973, Assistant of East-European History at Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki 1989-2000, Acting director of the Renvall Institute 1992, Director of the Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg in 1998-2000, and Senior Research Fellow at the Finnish Academy 2000-2002. [1] Professor of Russian Studies at University of Helsinki 2002-2015. [1] [3]

Board memberships

Member of Board of Advisors at European University in St. Petersburg, Faculty of History. Member of Board at Aleksanteri Institute, Member of Board at the Finnish St. Petersburg Foundation, Head of History Program at Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University, Member of Board of Advisors at Helsinki Slavonic Library, and Member of Board at "Russia in Europe" Cross-Border Graduate School. [1]

Scientific societies

Member at Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Chairman of Russian Section at the Finnish Historical Society, and Chairman at St. Petersburg Society, Board Member at Institute for Russian and East European Studies, Board Member at Finnish Society for Russian and East European Studies, Board Member at Finnish International Studies Association, and Member at International Committee of Historians - Committee for the Study of Russian Revolutions. [1]


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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 "Timo Vihavainen". Helsingin yliopisto (in Finnish). Retrieved 28 February 2024.
  2. J P Roos. "Kahtiajakautunut sivistyneistö". Helsinki (in Finnish). Retrieved 22 September 2023. originally published in Kanava's 70th anniversary issue in 2003, pp.83–86
  3. "Timo Vihavainen - 375 Humanistia". 375humanistia.helsinki.fi (in Finnish). 14 June 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2024.
  4. Suomi, Uusi (14 February 2014). "Timo Vihavaiselle korkea-arvoinen tunnustus Venäjältä". Uusi Suomi (in Finnish). Retrieved 28 February 2024.


Books in English

  • Vihavainen, Timo (2006). Inner adversary : the struggle against philistinism as the moral mission of the Russian intelligentsia. New Academia Publishing. ISBN   978-0-9777908-2-1.

Books in Finnish

  • Vihavainen, Timo (1982). IX Neuvostoliiton skandinavistien kongressi. Helsinki: Helsingin yliopisto. ISBN   951-45-2770-4.
  • Vihavainen, Timo (1983). Aleksandr Nekritšin muistelmat ja historiantutkimus Neuvostoliitossa. Helsinki: Helsingin yliopisto. ISBN   951-45-3513-8.
  • Vihavainen, Timo (1988). Suomi neuvostolehdistössä 1918-1920. Helsinki: Suomen Historiallinen Seura. ISBN   951-8915-09-1.
  • Vihavainen, Timo (1991). Kansakunta rähmällään : suomettumisen lyhyt historia. Helsinki: Otava. ISBN   951-1-11397-6.
  • Vihavainen, Timo (1998). Stalin ja suomalaiset. Helsinki: Otava. ISBN   978-951-1-13075-8.
  • Vihavainen, Timo, ed. (2003). O. W. Kuusinen ja Neuvostoliiton ideologinen kriisi vuosina 1957-64. Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. ISBN   951-746-538-6.
  • Vihavainen, Timo, ed. (2004). Venäjän kahdet kasvot : Venäjä-kuva suomalaisen identiteetin rakennuskivenä. Helsinki: Edita. ISBN   951-37-3954-6.
  • Vihavainen, Timo, ed. (2006). Opas venäläisyyteen. Helsinki: Otava. ISBN   978-951-1-22253-8.
  • Ketola, Kari; Vihavainen, Timo (2008). Venäjän historia suomalaiselle yritysjohtajalle. Helsinki: Finemor. ISBN   978-952-92-4656-4.
  • Iljuha, Olga; Tsamutali, Aleksei; Vihavainen, Timo, eds. (2009). Monikasvoinen Suomi : venäläisten mielikuvia Suomesta ja suomalaisista. Helsinki: Edita. ISBN   978-951-37-5341-2.
  • Vihavainen, Timo (2009). Länsimaiden tuho. Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN   978-951-1-23884-3.
  • Vihavainen, Timo (2011). Itäraja häviää: Venäjä ja Suomen kaksi vuosisataa. Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN   978-951-1-24709-8.
  • Vihavainen, Timo; Hamilo, Marko; Konstig, Joonas, eds. (2015). Mitä mieltä Suomessa saa olla : suvaitsevaisto vs. arvokonservatiivit. Helsinki: Minerva. ISBN   951-312-123-2.
  • Vihavainen, Timo (2014). Vanhan Venäjän Paluu. Helsinki: Otava. ISBN   978-951-1-29150-3.
  • Vihavainen, Timo (2017). Barbarian paluu: Euroopan auringon laskiessa. Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN   978-951-1-30872-0.

Books in Russian

  • Vihavainen, Timo (2000). Stalin i finny (Сталин и финны). St. Petersburg: Zhurnal Neva (Журнал Нева). ISBN   978-5-87516-179-7.
  • Vihavainen, Timo, ed. (2004). Sto zametshatelnyh finnov : kaleidoskop biografi (Сто замечательных финнов : калейдоскоп биографий). Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura (общество финскои литературу). ISBN   951-746-522-X.
  • Vihavainen, Timo (2004). Vnutrenni vrag : borba s mestsanstvom kak moralnaja missija russkoi intelligentsii (Внутренний враг. Борьба с мещанством как моральная миссия русской интеллигенции). St. Petersburg: Izdatelski dom "Kolo" (Издательский дом «Коло»). ISBN   5-901841-11-5.
  • Vihavainen, Timo, ed. (2007). Dva lika Rossii (Два лика России). St. Petersburg: Evropeiski dom (Европейский дом). ISBN   978-5-8015-0212-0.