Dr. Evgeny Kharin (6 Feb 1933 – 11 Sep 2013)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Evgeny Kharin on 11 September 2013. Dr. Kharin was the Director of the World Data Centre for Solar–Terrestrial Physics in Moscow for 30 years, and oversaw the Centre's affiliation as a Regular Member of the new ICSU World Data System in 2012. Our sincere condolences go out to Dr. Kharin's family and to all those close to him.
A short biography outlining Dr. Kharin's achievements can be downloaded here (PDF).