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Scholar of Russian history, aide to Ronald Reagan dies

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A renowned scholar of Russian history and aide to has died in was 94.

His son, Daniel Pipes, says his father died early yesterday at a nursing home near his residence in

was born in in 1923. He and his family later fled the Nazi occupation of the country and arrived in the in 1940.

spent his entire academic career at Harvard University, teaching history from 1958 until his retirement in 1996.

He became a leading authority on the history of and the Soviet Union, writing numerous books.

In the early 1980s, Pipes served as of Eastern European and Soviet Affairs for the under Reagan.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 16:50 IST