Un historien illustre et méconnu. Enquête sur Vladimir Malov (1938-2019)
This article deals with the professional career and with the work of the Russian historian, Vladimir Malov (1938-2019). If he was appreciated in France as an expert on French sources kept in Russian archives, his works on French history were largely unknown in that country, in large part because of the persistence of linguistic, political or economic barriers. However, his career and his research are of great interest. In a difficult context of ideological pressure and then political upheaval, he was able, while playing his role of « ferryman » between the circles of Russian and French historians, to preserve his intellectual independence. He was able to offer documented and original analyzes of a broad spectrum of questions relating to the history of France.