Grunya Sukhareva (Груня Сухарева) [1891-1981] – Forgotten Soviet Pioneer of ‘Autism’ Research (1925) 

everal years. During her lifetime, Sukhareva opened such schools all over the country. However, its influence and authority did not go beyond Soviet borders, which was the result of political and language barriers. Only a small part of the Soviet research of that time was translated into other languages, very often it was German rather than English. Although her work of 1925 was translated into German the following year, the translation was unsuccessful, even the name of the author of the work was distorted as “Ssuchareva”. The work was translated into English only in 1996, 15 years after Sukhareva’s death, when Sula Wolff, a British psychiatrist, stumbled upon it. 

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