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Vladimir Putin presents his condolences to family of Arkady Volsky

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Russias President Vladimir Putin has presented condolences to the family of Arkady Volsky, the presidential press office informs. President and founder of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Arkady Volsky died at his 74. He will be buried at Novodevichye Cemetery on September 12, Ekho Moskvy reports.

Volsky was laureate of the National Prize, awarded with the Order For Services To Homeland of the second and third grades and many other national awards.

Arkady Volsky was born on May 15, 1932 in the town of Dobrush (Byelorussia). After graduating from Moscow Steel and Alloy Institute he worked at Likhachyov Car Plant, starting from assistant foreman and finishing as head of the foundry and secretary of the Communict Party Committee. After that he was transferred to the engineering industry department of the Communist Party Central Committee. In 1989-90, Volsky was chair of the committee for separate governing of the Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Region.

In August-December 1991, Volsky was Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Operative Management of the USSR Economy; he was in charge of industry and military complex. In 1995, he was deputy head of the mission for peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Chechen Republic.

In 1990, the Scientific Industry Union of the USSR was established, headed by Volsky. After the collapse of the USSR, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs succeeded the Scientific Industry Union.
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