To Moscow with Love: Partial Reconstruction of Vygotsky’s Trip to London

  title={To Moscow with Love: Partial Reconstruction of Vygotsky’s Trip to London},
  author={Ren{\'e} van der Veer and Ekaterina Zavershneva},
  journal={Integrative Psychological \& Behavioral Science},
  pages={458 - 474}
The Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky (1896–1934) left the Soviet Union only once to attend a conference on the education of the deaf in London. So far almost nothing was known about this trip, which took place in a period when Vygotsky was still completely unknown as a psychologist, both inside his own country and abroad. Making use of a newly discovered notebook, it proved possible to partially reconstruct Vygotsky’s journey and stay in London. Vygotsky’s very personal remarks show him to… 

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