Died leading researcher of Novgorod Russia Valentin Yanin

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he Died outstanding Soviet archaeologist, leading researcher of Novgorod Rus and birch-bark Valentin Yanin. The scientist will be buried in Veliky Novgorod.

member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, died in Moscow on 91 year of life. This was announced by the widow of a scientist, Professor of the Department of archaeology of Moscow state University named after M. V. Lomonosov Elena Rybina. “Irreplaceable loss”, – she wrote in Facebook.

Valentin Yanin was born on 6 February 1929 in Vyatka (now Kirov). In 1951 he graduated from the historical faculty of Moscow state University, and three years later he defended his thesis “Monetary-weight system of pre-Mongol Rus”.

In 1963, at the age of 34 years, Janina was awarded a doctorate of Sciences for the book “the Novgorod posadniks” . From 1962 he was head of the Novgorod archaeological expedition in 1990 was academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The scientist wrote more than 700 books and articles.

He was a member of many sukriti, including the Novgorod Psalter – ancient Slavic books, Dating from the beginning of XI century. The book “I sent you bark” brought him the State prize of the USSR (1970), and was translated into many languages.

on January 18 at the age of 81 years in the capital died the Professor of historical faculty of Moscow state University Olga Popova. She was in charge of the sector of Byzantine art at the State Institute of art.

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