On the death of Artem Tarasov

My friend Artem Tarasov has passed away. Forever. I cannot accept it. He would never come to me again with many ideas and countless stories, which he told in a brilliant and witty way.

Artem Tarasov is one of the brightest and most amazing people I've known. He always did something, invented something, offered non-standard solutions for any problems and was a truly creative and brave person.

In recent years, he has been helping inventors. Artem was able to charm people and he was charmed by them. And he never felt hurt by frauds that were among those whom he helped. He was always lenient towards human shortcomings.
And he died unexpectedly at the age of 67, shortly after his birthday. So sad. Bright memory.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov