Anatoly Vishnevsky, director of the HSE Institute of Demography, has passed away. This was announced on Friday, January 15, at the educational institution.
“At the age of 86, the director of the Institute of Demography of the Higher School of Economics, Professor Emeritus Anatoly Vishnevsky, has passed away,” says the official website of the Higher School of Economics.
The university representatives stressed that the scientist was considered the main demographer of Russia and the post-Soviet space. He took part in the activities of such international organizations as the United Nations, UNESCO and others.
Vishnevsky was born in 1935, in 1958 he graduated from the Gorky Kharkov State University. In 1967 he defended his Ph.D. thesis in Moscow, and in 1983 he received a doctorate in economics.
In 2007, the scientist became the head of the Institute of Demography, created at the Higher School of Economics, formed on the basis of the Center for Demography and Human Ecology of the Institute for Economic Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
In 2014, Anatoly Vishnevsky was awarded the title of Honored Economist, and in 2017 he was awarded the badge “For his contribution to the development of state statistics”.