Date of Birth: 10/16/1926
Place of birth: Leningrad
He graduated from the historical faculty of Leningrad State University in 1949, graduate of the Leningrad State University. Candidate of Historical Sciences (1953, dissertation topic: "American aggression in the Pacific in the 60-70-ies of the XIX century)"). Doctor of Historical Sciences (1970).
Trainee BA Romanov. From 1953 he taught at the Department of History of Leningrad Library Institute. Since 1955 - the Leningrad branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences Institute of History (now - St. Petersburg Institute of History of Sciences): junior researcher, senior researcher, leading nauchnyysotrudnik, Chief Scientific Officer.
Research interests: history of Russia in the late XIX - early XX centuries, historiography, source, history of Russian-Jewish intellectuals, Jewish history of historical science in the Russian Empire and the USSR..
With his participation, he published the first volume of memoirs Witte (1960), released in light of the capital such publications as "The Council of Ministers of the Russian Empire (1905-1906)." (L., 1990); "The Council of Ministers of the Russian Empire during the First World War / Paper AN Yakhontova" (SPb., 1999). Co-director of the international project for the production of academic publication of memoirs Witte (out of print in 2003) - in the framework of this project and shorthand manuscript of the memoirs published separately, independently of the repetition of some scenes. Researcher The result is the ability to compare different options memoirist presentation of the same events.
In 2000 the decision of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences awarded him the Prize. VOKljuchevskogo for the monograph "S. Witte and his time. " Winner of the Russian President`s grant for support of leading scientific schools. He is a scientific advisor and the head of the numerous dissertations of candidates, doctoral and graduate students.
Memoirist, author of the book "Soviet historians: what they said to each other. Pages memories of the 1940 - 1970 "(St. Petersburg, 2004).
Son - Artist and Teacher Academy of Performing Arts Eugene Ganelin.
Russia and the United States: Essays on Russian-American Relations, 1914-1917. Moscow, 1969.
Soviet-US relations at the end of 1917 - beginning of 1918. L. 1975.
The Russian autocracy in 1905. Reform and Revolution. SPb., 1991.
Sergei Witte and his time. St. Petersburg, 1999 (in collaboration with BV Anan`ich).