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Andrei Belousov. «The Kremlin’s Minister of Economic Defense»

Andrey Removich Belousov was born in Moscow on March 17, 1959, in the family of the famous Soviet economist Rem Belousov (1926 – 2008). Rem Belousov served in the Great Patriotic War in the aviation forces, graduated from MGIMO and defended his PhD in economics. Later, he worked at the Research Institute of the State Planning Committee of the USSR, was the head of the department at the Academy of Social Sciences under the CPSU Central Committee, was the founder of the Soviet scientific school in the field of pricing and management, and was one of the participants in the preparation of the “Kosygin reform”. Mother, Alisa Pavlovna (1934 – 2015), nee Travnikova, was the daughter of the famous Soviet agronomist and gardener Pavel Ivanovich Travnikov (1908 – 1985). Alisa Pavlovna was a radiochemist and later studied rare elements chemistry. In addition to Andrei, the family grew up with a younger brother, Dmitry, who later became an economist and is now a leading expert at the Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting (TsMAKP).

“The environment influenced our choice; our father did not pressure us. My father was rather private, but he instilled in us a culture of problematic conversation and thinking. In addition, his friends who appeared at our house were quite substantial people; the most public of them was Valentin Falin (a reference to Khrushchev and Gromyko),” Dmitry Belousov later said.

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Andrey Removich Belousov was born in Moscow on March 17, 1959, in the family of the famous Soviet economist Rem Belousov (1926 – 2008). Rem Belousov served in the Great Patriotic War in the aviation forces, graduated from MGIMO and defended his PhD in economics. Later, he worked at the Research Institute of the State Planning Committee of the USSR, was the head of the department at the Academy of Social Sciences under the CPSU Central Committee, was the founder of the Soviet scientific school in the field of pricing and management, and was one of the participants in the preparation of the “Kosygin reform”. Mother, Alisa Pavlovna (1934 – 2015), nee Travnikova, was the daughter of the famous Soviet agronomist and gardener Pavel Ivanovich Travnikov (1908 – 1985). Alisa Pavlovna was a radiochemist and later studied rare elements chemistry. In addition to Andrei, the family grew up with a younger brother, Dmitry, who later became an economist and is now a leading expert at the Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting (TsMAKP).

“The environment influenced our choice; our father did not pressure us. My father was rather private, but he instilled in us a culture of problematic conversation and thinking. In addition, his friends who appeared at our house were quite substantial people; the most public of them was Valentin Falin (a reference to Khrushchev and Gromyko),” Dmitry Belousov later said.

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