Andrey Zaliznyak

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MOSCOW, December 24. /TASS/. Russian linguist, laureate of the State prize of Russia in 2007 Andrey Zaliznyak, who proved the authenticity of “the Word about Igor’s regiment”, has died on 83-m to year of life. This was reported in the Sunday worker of the Russian language Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Dmitry Sichinava.

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“Died A. A. Zaliznyak. I sometimes wondered how it will move, and nothing came up. Don’t hold my feet, standing leaning against the wall,” – Sichinava wrote in his Facebook. Causes of death were not reported.

Zaliznyak studied ancient contacts of the Slavic and Iranian languages, laid the foundations for the study of the old Novgorod dialect on the materials of the birch-bark scrolls proved the authenticity of “the Word about Igor’s regiment”. The author of “the Grammatical dictionary of the Russian language”, a short grammatical sketch of Sanskrit .

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