Death of a Russian Academician
|Professor Lev Andreev (1931 - 2006)|
The Russian Academy of Sciences
have regretfully announced the death of Professor Lev Andreev on Wednesday, April 5th 2006.
"Professor Lev Andreev was the Chairman of the Council of Botanical Gardens of Russia and a member of Russian Academy of Sciences.
Starting as a post graduate student in 1954 he worked tirelessly at the Moscow Main Botanical Garden.
From 1981-2002 as its Director, he gave all his energy and enthusiasm to the Garden. He contributed a lot towards the development of Moscow Main Botanical Garden to make it a leading institution among Russian botanic gardens and towards maintaining its high international profile.
In 1984, Professor Lev Andreev was elected to the board of the European-Mediterranean Division of International Association of Botanic Gardens (IABG) and later in 1986 as the IABG vice-president. He was also the Russian coordinator of the bilateral exchange program between Russian and American botanists for the past 30 years.
Lev Andreev was the vice-president of the Russian Botanical Society and up to the end was the Editor-in-Chief for the General Biology Scientific Journal.
We have lost an outstanding researcher, enthusiastic science organizer and simply a kindhearted person and reliable friend. He will be sorely missed both on a professional and a personal level, and we will remember him always."
Moscow Main Botanical Garden,
Russian Academy of Sciences
Council of Botanical Gardens of Russia
Russian Division of Botanic Gardens Conservation International