Leiden University ‘writer in residence’ Maxim Osipov on fleeing Russia

08 September 2022 15:54

The Leiden University Fund (LUF) has an Emergency Fund for Ukrainian students, but also a fund for scientists who are threatened because of their work, ideas and critical questions: the Scholars at Risk Fund. This LUF named fund aims to enable scholars to continue to work or study in a safe environment.

Many Russian lives have changed since the outbreak of the war. Since criticising the war in Ukraine, Russian author and cardiologist Maxim Osipov has fled Russia. He has won various literary prizes in Russia and his work has had a very positive reception in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. From this September, he will be Leiden University’s writer in residence and teach a course on Russian literature. He will receive assistance from the Scholars at Risk Fund.

Read the full interview with Maxim Osipov on our website.