Obituary: Prof Dr Olga Zhigalina (19462013)

Khanna Omarkhali

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This is an obituary for Professor Olga Ivanovna Zhigalina, the well-known Russian Kurdologist and Iranist and director of the Kurdish Cabinet at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science (Instit vostokovenija Rossskoj akadii na) in Moscow, who sadly passed away at her place of work on 23rd October, 2013. Over four decades Professor Zhigalina made an immense contribution to the field of Kurdology and the modern history of the Kurds, and her work continues to resonate in this field.

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