Dmitry Medvedev expressed his condolences following the death of outstanding Russian economist Leonid Abalkin.
The message reads, in part:
“Mr Abalkin was one of the figures at the origins of Russia’s transformation to a market economy and did much to establish new economic mechanisms. A scholar known all around the world, Academician Abalkin had deserved influence in the Russian and international academic communities.”
Mr Abalkin was 80 years old.