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Lev E. Dobriansky

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Lev E. Dobriansky (born 9 November 9, 1918, in New York City; died: January 2008). Dobriansky was a right-wing activist and ideologue, aand was very active in Ukranian/White Russian emigree circles. He was a Professor of Economics at [1].

On October 25, 1982, Dr. Dobriansky of Virginia was nominated by President Ronald Reagan as Ambassador of the Bahamas to succeed William B. Schwartz.[1] Dobriansky remained on this post until August 30, 1986.[2]

Dobriansky worked in an official capacity in Chile (1975-1976).

"In 1942-1948, Dr. Dobriansky was an instructor in economics at New York University. Since 1948 he has been with Georgetown University as assistant professor of economics (1948-1952), associate professor of economics (1952-1960), and professor of economics (1960-present). He has also been director of the Institute on Comparative Economic and Political Systems since 1970. He was a faculty member at the National War College in 1957-1958. He has served as a consultant with the Department of State, the International Communication Agency, and the United States House of Representatives. In 1974-1975, he was a member of the National Commission for the Observance of World Population Year."[3]

Dobriansky taught "The Economics of Socialism" at Georgetown University -- a rather odd post for a fervent right-winger.

"Dobriansky graduated from New York University (B.S., 1941; M.A., 1943; Ph. D., 1951). He is the author of numerous books and articles. His foreign languages are French, Ukrainian, Russian, and German."[4]

His daughter, Paula Dobriansky, is a senior officer in the U.S. State Dept. (since 2000), and one of the early neo-conservatives, signatory of the PNAC. His other daughter, Larisa Dobriansky, is a lawyer specializing in "environmental issues" who has worked at the U.S. Energy Dept. and has also been party to the undermining of the adoption of the Kyoto Environmental treaty. She also was an environmental lawyer at Akin Gump.

Lev Dobriansky was a fervent Cold-Warrior and constantly militated regarding Ukranian matters. He is responsible for a statue to an Ukranian patriot placed near Dupont Circle in Washington DC. Few understand the origin of this out-of-place statue since it has nothing to do with Washington or the US. It is there as a sop to Cold-Warrior rightwingers -- it was unveiled by Lev Dobriansky.

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