The message reads, in part:
“Vsevolod Ovchinnikov, a man of brilliant and multi-faceted talent and a real legend of Russian international journalism and Oriental studies, has passed away.
His demise is an irreparable loss for his family, colleagues, and the entire professional community. However, Vsevolod Ovchinnikov’s rich creative legacy will remain with us forever, as will his cherished memory.”
Vsevolod Ovchinnikov died on August 30 aged 94.