Dmitry S. Likhachev
Dmitry S. Likhachev was one of Russia’s most famous literary historians and cultural commentators. In the late 1980’s Mikhail Gorbachev enlisted him as Chairman of the Soviet Cultural Fund. In 1998 he was the first person since 1917 to be presented with the order of St. Andrew. He was made corresponding member of the Austrian, American, British and Italian academies of arts and sciences. He died 30 September 1999, aged 92.