Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS suffered an irreparable loss. One of the most outstanding scholars of the Institute Boris Vasilievich Ananich died on July 20, 2015 in the age of 84 years.
Boris Vasilievich has worked in SPbIH since 1956. Being a striking representative and a passionate patriot of the Petersburg school of history studies he was one of the most prominent specialists in the Russian history of the second half of the 19th – beginning of the 20th century, whose books and articles were well known by both home and foreign scholars and could be included in the capital of Russian science.
Boris Vasilievich was a wonderful man, democratic, cordial and really decent. He supported a lot of people and educated and trained a whole pleiad of progeny.
His death terminates an epoch in history of the Institute.
Let an outstanding scholar and honorable person be remembered forever.
Civil funeral will be on July 25, 2015 in the Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS at 12.00.
The funeral will take place at Smolenskoye cemetery at 14.00.