Sunday, July 23, it became known about the death of the first legal Soviet millionaire Artem Tarasov. The entrepreneur passed away at the age of 67 years. About this on his page on the social network Facebook said Igor Yakovlev, the press Secretary of the Yabloko party, in whose ranks Tarasov joined last year.
According to Yakovlev, information about the death of the businessman has confirmed his assistant. He added that the cause of death, date and place of farewell family Tarasova will report Monday, July 24.
Tarasov was born on 4 July 1950 in the family of Moscow in the family of photojournalist Michael Tarasov and doctor of biological Sciences Lyudmila Alexeyeva. In 1972 he graduated from the Moscow mining Institute, and in 1992 the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, US Wharton School.
In 1990, Tarasov a short time was President of the Innovation center at the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR. During the perestroika years, he served as Vice-President of the Union of United cooperatives of the USSR and also worked as Director General of the foreign economic Association «Istok».
Tarasov became famous in the USSR and abroad as the first legal Soviet millionaire. The entrepreneur’s decision led them to then cooperative «Technique» in 1989, wrote a salary of three million rubles.
In early 1991, the businessman emigrated to London, then returned home. In 1993-1996, Tarasov was a member of the state Duma. And in 1996, was nominated a candidate for President of Russia, however, has not been registered by the electoral Commission and did not participate in the elections.
The businessman was Chairman of the Board of Directors created LLC «Institute of Innovations».