Famous Ukrainian sociologist Iryna Bekeshkina passes away

Source : 112 Ukraine

Bekeshkina chaired the Democratic Initiatives Foundation since 1996
10:45, 21 March 2020

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Renowned Ukrainian sociologist Irina Bekeshkina died at the age of 69. The Democratic Initiatives Foundation, which she headed, stated this information.

"Iryna Bekeshkina was a symbol of objective Ukrainian sociology, made a significant contribution to the development of democracy and civil society. Until the last day she was with us and conducted surveys, events; she was full of new ideas and plans," the message said.

The cause of her death was not reported immediately.

Iryna Bekeshkina was a well-known Ukrainian sociologist, an expert in political and electoral sociology.

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She worked in the fund "Democratic Initiatives" named Ilko Kucheriv since 1996. She's the author of over 100 scientific papers.

In 2007 and 2008, Bekeshkina was in the TOP-100 of the most influential women in Ukraine according to the magazine Focus.

As we reported before, in Italy, a second Ukrainian citizen died of coronavirus infection in Italy. The woman was in the risk group. Press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kateryna Zelenko and Head of the department of consular service of Ukraine's MFA Serhiy Pohoreltsev informed that.

"Unfortunately, the information is being confirmed. Yesterday, a citizen of Ukraine, born in 1958, died of a coronavirus at the hospital of the city of Romano di Lombardy (Bergamo province)," Pohoreltsev said.

Related: Third Ukrainian died abroad, 146 in quarantine, - Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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