Im Memoriam: Prof. Dr. Leonid Tarasevich

On March 31st 2016 the heart of the UNECON President prof. Dr. Leonid Tarasevich stopped beating. For the last sixty years the life of this outstanding person was strongly connected with our University where he began his career as a student and reached status of the president.

President Tarasevich went through all the steps of teaching profession, became the youngest dean (at the age of 29) and was vice-rector on academic affairs and provost for sixteen years. In the highlight of his career he was elected Rector in 1991. He was the author of the new internationally-oriented development strategy of economic education in Russia while the UNECON received the status of University under his command.

Prof. Leonid Tarasevich was one of the leading scientists in Russia. He laid solid background under internationalization program of the university: the UNECON (known as Finec) was pioneer of Double degree establishment in Russia due to prof. Tarasevich enthusiastic efforts. These Double degree programs as well as Academic mobility program are very successful nowadays and allow the UNECON to be one of Russia’s most internationalized schools.

President Tarasevich achievements were awarded by various Russian and Foreign decorations and titles.

University is deeply saddened of untimely death of Dr. Leonid Tarasevich and we express our deepest condolences to his family.

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