V.G. Solodovnikov, who rose swiftly from the peasants of the Russian heartland to the heights of the world science and to higher diplomatic posts and ranks, gives grounds to take a closer look at the social circumstances and personal qualities of the man who made such take-off possible. The formation of African Studes in our country in the 1960s and 1970s, under the leadership of such a brilliant personality, corresponded to the foreign policy and the needs of the foreign economy of the Soviet state, which supported the liberation struggle of the peoples of the African continent.
V.G. Solodovnikov, African studies, Institute of Economics, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Institute of Africa, Academy of Sciences
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