To the memory of Alexander A. Karavanov (1944–2005)

To the memory of Alexander A. Karavanov (1944–2005) ISSN 1062-3604, Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, 2006, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 128–129. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2006. Original Russian Text © A.T. Mikhailov, 2006, published in Ontogenez, 2006, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 158–160. LOSSES OF SCIENCE DOI: 10.1134/S1062360406020123 “The man is mortal and this would be not so terrible. It is really bad that the man is sometimes suddenly mortal.” M. Bulgakov, Velikii kantsler (Great Chancellor), Moscow, 2005, p. 15. Alexander A. Karavanov … he was one of us, young ing embryonic development and cell differentiation. It PhDs, who came to the Institute of Developmental is evident that such a searching work required signifi- Biology (IDB), USSR Academy of Sciences, in the late cant efforts, sufficient methodical base, and constant 1970s (it may well be that his documents are still at the and substantial financial support. At the IDB, Sasha’s personnel department of IDB). We felt mutual sympa- initiatives were met with understanding but this did not thy with Alexander (Sasha) and became friends. Sasha suffice. And he made use of his academic contacts: one proved to be a well conversant molecular biologist and part of the project was fulfilled at the IDB and another for Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

To the memory of Alexander A. Karavanov (1944–2005)

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