ISSN 0032-9460, Problems of Information Transmission, 2008, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 395–398. c Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2008. Original Russian Text c the Editorial Board, 2008, published in Problemy Peredachi Informatsii, 2008, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 120–124. CHRONICLES DOI: 10.1134/S0032946008040108 Roland L’vovich Dobrushin (July 20, 1929–November 12, 1995) was an outstanding 20th-century mathematician. His most important scientiﬁc contributions are in probability theory, statistical mechanics, and information theory. He also made signiﬁcant contributions to mathematical and computer linguistics. Dobrushin was a great teacher and research director, particularly well known for his support of young mathematicians. He was one of the founders of Moscow Independent University. He created a laboratory at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, which now bears his name. The Dobrushin Laboratory became known throughout the world for its staﬀ of outstanding mathematicians including three Fields Medal laureates. Recently, the International Dobrushin Foundation was established by a true admirer of his talent. The foundation, funded by a private endowment, is launching the International Dobrushin Prize. The International Dobrushin Prize is awarded to outstanding researchers for the totality of their work in the domains of Dobrushin’s research interests, including probability theory, information theory, statistical physics, and
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