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An outstanding turkologist Dmitry Nassilov passed away

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We announce with sorrow that a prominent Turkologist, Doctor of Philology, who devoted his life to science, the head of the Turkic philology Department of the Asian and African Studies Institute at the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Professor Dmitry Mikhailovich Nassilov died at the age of 83.

D.M. Nassilov, who worked productively until the end of his life, is a graduate of the Institute of Oriental Languages ​​at the Moscow State University. He was a Corresponding Member of the Turkish Linguistic Society, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Turkic Studies Committee, and Editor-in-Chief of the Russian Turkology magazine.

His works on Turkic studies and Altaic linguistics, published in the 1960s, are known worldwide. Honored scientist of the world Turkology wrote more than 300 scientific works.

It is worth noting that D.M. Nassilov is one of the founders of the "Ancient Turkic Dictionary", which is a fundamental work in the Turkic Studies, and which was republished by the Academy in 2016. He regularly participated in the Turkic Academy's scientific projects. Moreover, in 2016 D.M. Nassilov was awarded the Gold Medal of the Academy for strengthening cooperation between peoples and deepening cultural ties through his contribution to the Turkology and his works.

Head of the International Turkic Academy (TWESCO) Darkhan Kydyrali expresses condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the distinguished scientist.


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