One of patriarchs of the Russian politics, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yevgeny Primakov has died in Moscow at the age of 85 after an enduring illness.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his condolences to Yevgeny Primakov’s family. “The president was informed on the sober news of Yevgeny Primakov’s death,” said Dmitry Peskov, the president’s spokesman. “The president is feeling deeply for Yevgeny Maksimovich’s family and all those who knew him,” Peskov added.
Yevgeny Primakov has left a large footprint in the modern Russian history. He was Russia’s foreign minister in 1996-98, prime minister in 1998-99. He was awarded with the USSR state prize in 1998 and Russia’s state prize in 2014.