Pavel Golubev, visiting research scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, came to the United States from Ukraine after Russia invaded. Tyger Williams / Staff Photographer

March 29, 2024

Scholars at risk in their own countries find a new home at Penn

Six scholars from Ukraine, Afghanistan and Venezuela were brought to the country through a program that began in 2021

by Susan Snyder | Published Mar. 22, 2024

“Pavel Golubev, 39, a Russian art historian, had been head curator at a museum in Ukraine when Russia invaded in 2022. He had left Russia after publishing the diaries of Konstantin Somov, highlighting the painter’s homosexuality, a part of his life that had been silenced in Russia.”

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