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Boris Andreyevich Uspensky Борис Андреевич Успе́нский (born 1 March, 1937, Moscowmarker) is a Russianmarker philologist and mythographer.

Uspensky graduated from Moscow Universitymarker in 1960. He delivered lectures in Moscow until 1982, but later moved on to work in Harvard Universitymarker, Cornell Universitymarker, Vienna Universitymarker, and the University of Grazmarker. He was elected to many scholarly societies and academies of Europe.

Uspensky worked with Yuri Lotman and was influenced by his ideas. His major works include Linguistic Situation in Kievan Rus and Its Importance for the Study of the Russian Literary Language, Philological Studies in the Sphere of Slavonic Antiquities, and The Principles of Structural Topology.

Uspensky is well known in the study of icons for his work, "The Semiotics of the Russian Icon", among others.

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