Evgenii Maksimovich Primakov

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Primakov, Evgenii Maksimovich


Born Oct. 29, 1929, in Kiev. Soviet economist specializing in international affairs and historian. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1974). Member of the CPSU since 1959.

Primakov graduated from the Moscow Institute of Oriental Studies in 1953. Between 1953 and 1962 he served on the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting. From 1962 to 1970 he worked at the Asia and Africa desk of Pravda as an analyst, and later as associate editor. In 1970 he became the assistant director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

Primakov has written many works on the economic, political, and social processes in Egypt and other Arab countries, on new manifestations and trends in the relations between developing nations and imperialist countries, and on certain theoretical problems of contemporary international development. He is the editor in chief and coauthor of a series of works including International Conflicts (1972) and The Energy Crisis in the Capitalist World (1975). Primakov received the Nasser Prize in 1975.


Strany Aravii i kolonializm. Moscow, 1956.
Egipet: vremia prezidenta Nasera. Moscow, 1974. (With I. P. Beliaev.)
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