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Well-Known Russian Historian Sergo Mikoyan Dies

Sergo Mikoyan

Sergo Mikoyan

MOSCOW -- Prominent Russian historian and journalist Sergo Mikoyan has died in a Moscow clinic of leukemia, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Mikoyan, 80, was an ethnic Armenian born in Moscow. His father was Soviet Communist Party leader Anastas Mikoyan, a long-time associate of Josef Stalin.

Between 1970 and 1990, Sergo Mikoyan was chief editor of the Russian-language magazine "Latin America" in the Soviet Union. Mikoyan was considered one of the leading specialists on Russian-Cuban relations, largely because of trips he made to Cuba with his father.

He later was a professor at Georgetown University in Washington and a leading researcher at the Russian Academy of Science's Institute of the World's Economy and International Relations.