My friend and co-author, Yuri Maltsev passed away. He was born in Tartarstan, Soviet Union. He worked as a high level economist for Gorbachev before defecting (he hated that word) to the US. He worked as an economics professor, was a senior fellow at the Mises Institute, and sharply criticized the Soviet Union and Putin’s Russia.
Memorial Website: https://www.forevermissed.com/yuri-maltsev/about