“We talked a lot with Vladimir Evgenievich at various meetings, discussed working issues.

What was captivating about him was that he was an integral person with an original point of view on all key issues related to science and higher education.

I felt support from him and a desire to help, convey my point of view, discuss, "- TASS quotes the minister.

Falkov noted that Fortov "was easy to communicate, his humanity won over, he felt respect for any interlocutor with whom he had a dialogue."

Former RAS President Academician Vladimir Fortov died at the age of 74. 

As specified in the Russian Academy of Sciences, he was sick with coronavirus.