After a long and serious illness, the celebrated Russian historian of Siberia,
Leonid Mikhailovich Goryushkin, died on 26 September 1999 at the age of 71
in Novosibirsk. At the time of his death, he was the first Director of the newlyformed
Institute of History at the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences (SO RAN), previously part of the Institute of History, Philology and
Philosophy of the Soviet Academy of Sciences (SO AN SSSR) where he had
worked for thirty-six years.