Andreas Umland on the early death of Galina Kozhevnikova

posted 7 Mar 2011, 14:11 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 2 Jan 2012, 12:29 ]
I will miss her serene mind, great spirit, infectious laugh, inspiring energy, and sound judgement
 

"Mourning the early death of Galina Kozhevnikova, one of the best Russians I have known. She was an extraordinary human being, and, as SOVA's site rightly says, 'a unique researcher of Russian nationalism and xenophobia.' I will miss her serene mind, great spirit, infectious laugh, inspiring energy, and sound judgement. She was taken when Russia needed her most. She was incredible - fearless and scared, passionate and cool, enjoying life and hard-working, joking and serious - all, at the same time. During the last years, she had become quite prominent in Russian and Western media, but remained totally unpretentious in personal communication. It is strange that a person like her is suddenly taken by something as trivial as a disease...."

See Andreas Umland's article on the late Galina Kozhevnikova (in Russian): Andreas Umland, 'Nationalism: Not To Be Left Without Attention. In place of an obituary for Galina Kozhevnikova (1974-2011)', Polit.ru, 9 March 2011
 
Andreas Umland is senior lecturer at Kyiv’s Mohyla Academy with the German Academic Exchange Service. He is administrator of the webarchive and biweekly bulletin “Russian Nationalism” at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/russian_nationalism/.
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