In Moscow has died the Russian diplomat and scholar Yuri Ryzhov. On Saturday, July 29, reported on the website of the Moscow Helsinki group.
“The Moscow Helsinki Group expresses sincere condolences to the family of Yuri and mourns with them,” — stated in the message.
The public figure was 86 years old.
A visitation will be held at the Sakharov center, date and time of the ceremony have not been announced.
Ryzhov was the Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to France in 1992-1999. In addition, he held the posts of the people’s Deputy of the USSR, member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. He was also offered the post of Prime Minister under the President of Russia Boris Yeltsin, but he refused from it.
Yuri Ryzhov, academician of RAS, honorary member of the International Academy of engineering. Also known for his human rights activities. In particular, was the Creator of the Public Committee to protect scientists.