Filipp Kruchenov


Ph.D. Candidate

Filipp Kruchenov is a first-year doctoral student in History at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests lie in the Russian revolutionary movement, late imperial Russian history, revolutionary terrorism, and European intellectual history. He focuses on the public perception of revolutionary violence and believes that this terrorist framework may be helpful for understanding why Russian society at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries was highly tolerant to revolutionary violence. He is also interested in the origins of the Russian Civil Wars and the advent of various forms of Russian socialism.


Prior to his studies at Penn, Filipp participated in numerous conferences in both Russian and Soviet history, published on the development of revolutionary terrorism in the late Russian empire, and worked as history teacher in Russia. He participated in a research group on late Soviet history at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (HSE, Moscow). Filipp also held an internship at Russian State Archive (GARF).


He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History (State Educational grant) from the Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) and a joint Master’s degree in Public History from the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and the University of Manchester.


Advisor: Prof. Peter Holquist


M.A., Public History, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Manchester

B.A., History, Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)


Research Interests

Russian History; Late Russian Empire; European Intellectual history; Revolutionary Terrorism; Political Violence; Russian Revolutions; Early Soviet History.