In Memory of a Friend

Aleksey Gennadievich Schubakov

The WPF “Dialogue of Civilizations” Executive Committee suffered a grievous loss, on November 28, 2011 after a serious illness passed away the Head of WPF Moscow Headquarters Expert Group Aleksey Gennadievich Schubakov.

He was a great person, whose contributions to the development of modern Russian civilizations studies, dialogue and communication systems theory stand beyond any comparison. He was for a long time the bright and insightful World Public Forum’s strategy planner, most of Forum’s conferential and public activities were widely supported by his ideas. Unique expert in Ancient Greek philosophy, renowned for his major contribution to cultural discourse of Antique paideia, distinguished authority in Eastern-Orthodox spiritual and intellectual tradition, he was an uncompromising scholar and a very dedicated friend, he passed away when his creativeness and intelligence were at the very top. His concept of permanent civilizational reproduction on basis of cultural memory renascence has founded the grounds for World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” theory and practice, appreciated and shared by thousands of experts all around the world.

The memory of Aleksey Gennadievich Schubakov, a person of encyclopedic knowledge and a committed Orthodox Christian, will always stay in hearts of those, who were honored to work with him.

World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” Executive Committee