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Rostislav Borisovich Rybakov (Russian: Ростислав Борисович Рыбаков; (28 March 1938 – 7 August 2019) in Moscow, Russia[1] was a Russian scholar of Oriental Studies, writer, Indologist and the director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Institute of Oriental Studies).[2][3] He heads the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Academy[4] and is a former president (2006–2008) of the Dialogue Eurasia Platform (DAP), one of the five forums under the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF), promoting peaceful coexistence through dialogue and understanding.[5] He has also been associated with the International Centre of the Roerichs and is one of the founders of PEACE through CULTURE, a non governmental organization based in Austria.[6]

Rostislav Rybakov
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Rostislav Rybakov in 2009
Born(1938-03-28)28 March 1938
Moscow, Russia
Died7 August 2019(2019-08-07) (aged 81)
Known forOriental Studies
AwardsPadma Shri
Labour Valour Fund Award

He was a son of Russian historian Boris Rybakov.[7]

The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2007, for his contributions to literature and education.[8] He is also a recipient of the Labour Valour Fund Award of 2013.[9]

Rybakov died on 7 August 2019 at the age of 81.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Рыбаков Ростислав Борисович".
  2. ^ "'Turkish schools make significant contributions across the globe'". Today's Zaman. 7 May 2008. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "Rybakov on Zoom Info". Zoom Info. 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "History of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts". Institute of Oriental Manuscripts. 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "Honorary Presidents". Dialogue Eurasia Platform. 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "President Putin awarded the President of the International Association "PEACE through CULTURE"". Peace through Culture. 19 May 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Мастер гипотезы Борис Рыбаков". Kultura. 3 June 2008.
  8. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Moscow marks Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary". Embassy of India in Russia. 18 April 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2016.