The message reads, in part:
“Boris Strugatsky was one of the most brilliant, talented and popular writers of the time who captured the imagination of many generations. The books he wrote in collaboration with Arkady Strugatsky mark an era in the history of Russian literature and in the life of our country. They remain truly modern to this day.”
Boris Strugatsky died in Moscow on November 19 at the age of 79. The Strugatsky brothers, Arkady (1925–1991) and Boris, were the most famous and popular Russian science fiction writers.