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Died Georgy Mirsky, a leading Russian expert on the Middle East

Tuesday, January 26, in 90-m to year of life has died historian and political scientist Georgy Mirsky, informs radio station «Echo of Moscow». He recently had a complicated surgery associated with cancer.

Latest blog entry, which led Mir on the website of «echo of Moscow», dated December 22, and on the situation in the middle East and actions of the antiterrorist coalition, said NEWSru.com.

Georgy Mirsky was born in Moscow in 1926, during the war was an orderly in a military hospital, then was on the labor front. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Oriental studies and defended his thesis on the recent history of Iraq, then a doctorate on the political role of the military in developing countries.

Concurrently he was a Professor at the MGIMO, where he read a course on problems of developing countries. Mir was a Professor of world politics Department, Higher school of Economics and Professor of the program of Russian-British master’s programme in political science at the Moscow higher school of social and economic Sciences. His works concerning the mutual influence of the army and politics in the third world, became a classic. In recent years, explored Islamic fundamentalism, the Palestinian issue, the Arab-Israeli conflict, international terrorism and middle East policy.




Died Georgy Mirsky, a leading Russian expert on the Middle East 26.01.2016

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