January 28, 2023
My old friend Yuri Maltsev passed away on Thursday. As many LRC and Mises.org readers know, Yuri was part of Mikhail Gorbachev's Perestroika staff until he defected from the Soviet Union in 1989 and came to America. He earned a Ph.D. at Moscow State University during the Cold War and, lo and behold, became an Austrian School economist! I met Yuri soon after he arrived in the U.S.