Died the first Soviet millionaire Artem Tarasov

One of the pioneers of cooperative during perestroika in the USSR in the late 1980-ies, businessman Artem Tarasov died at the age of 67 years. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the press service of the party “Yabloko”, from which Tarasov was nominated for election to the state Duma in 2016.

Information of the party was confirmed by the assistant to Tarasov.

The cause of death of the businessman is still unknown. Family Tarasova will report more about this and about the place of farewell on Monday 24 July.

In 1989 Artem Tarasov was the Vice-President of the Union of United cooperatives of the USSR, and in 1990 — people’s Deputy of RSFSR. Tarasov is considered the first Soviet legal millionaire. From 1991 to 1993, he lived in London, then was elected to the Duma of the Russian Federation.

In 1996 attempted to become the President, but the Central election Commission did not register his candidacy. At the end of the same year he again went to London, and lived there until 2003. Tarasov was a candidate of technical Sciences and academician of the international Academy at the Consulate General of the United Nations.

In recent years he ran the “Institute of innovation” and venture company “Navicom”. In September 2016 was put forward in deputies of the state Duma from party “the Apple”.