Vice-President of the RAS appreciated the work Zaliznyak

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The works of academician Andrei Zaliznyak was an example of high devotion to science, he made an enormous contribution to the study of the language of the Eastern Slavs, told RIA Novosti Vice-President of Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Institute of archaeology RAS Nikolai Makarov.

On Sunday it became known about the death Zaliznyak on 83-m to year of life.

«Andrey Anatolyevich Zaliznyak, is a scholar of such magnitude that it is difficult to find words that would fully reflect the scope of his scientific interests and research the depth of penetration. This is an example of high devotion to science, man is the stunning sharpness of the mind, under the spell which had all who knew him. His performances gathered full audience. It seemed that he always will be», — said Makarov.

According to Makarov, Zaliznyak «was not equal to the depth of interpretation of ancient Slavic texts.» «He knew how to read those fragments that cannot be read by other researchers,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

«This is an amazing example of a linguist who found a common language with historians,» — said Makarov.

He highlighted the contribution Zaliznyak in reading birch-bark manuscripts found during archeological excavations in Veliky Novgorod. «In fact, the works of Andrei Medvedev was given a new, more accurate reading of those letters,» said Vice-President of RAS.

Academician Andrey Zaliznyak — linguist, specialist in the field of modern and historical Russian grammar, comparative and General linguistics. A number of works devoted to the study of the Novgorod birch-bark letters. Also thanks to the research Zaliznyak was completed the debate on the authenticity of the manuscript of «the Word about Igor’s regiment». In 2008, Zaliznyak was awarded the State prize of the Russian Federation in 2008 — the highest award of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a Large gold medal named after Lomonosov.