For those who knew him Jon Hellevig unexpectedly died in Moscow a few days ago.
He was one of the best political and economical analyst of Today’s Russia.
We wrote a book together few years ago about Putin’s Russia http://hellevig.net/ebook/Putin’s%20new%20Russia.pdf that is also on DISSONANCE here
We gave a great interview back in spring 2013 to introduce the Book : Putin’s New Russia.
I will remember him as a Man with a big M and one of the major figure I met during my first 12 years in Russia.
RIP Friend, Russia and I, will miss you.