Gennady Lebedev

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Gennady Victorovich Lebedev
Born 1957
Died May 12, 2004
Nationality Russia
Field Economics, political science
Alma mater Moscow State University

Gennady Victorovich Lebedev (1957 in the USSR – May 12, 2004 in Turkey) was a Russian economist, representative of Austrian School, businessman and politician. He advocated free enterprise and laissez-faire.


Gennady Lebedev was born in 1957 in Soviet Union. In 1974 he enrolled in MSU Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, a faculty of Moscow State University. He graduated with distinction and became postgraduate student. He then joined the Labaratory of computational approaches of MSU Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics.[1]

He was an author of several computer sciences textbooks. For example, his most popular textbook for pupils, Basic computer sciences and computer engineering, was published in an edition of 7 million. Others of his textbooks are also popular among professors and Lebedev's influence on Russian computer science is widely acknowledged.[2]

In the beginning of the 1990s was elected as a chairman of Soviet of Troitsk. After he reformed the registration of enterprises with legal address, more than 6,000 new business were set up. Troitsk was the most affluent city in European part of Russia according to taxes per capita.

In the beginning of 1992 he left the post of chairman and participated in the corporatization of Nakhodka Commercial Sea Port and organisation of Yukos Oil Company where initially he worked as a consultant and later as a vice-president.[3]

In the last years of his life Lebedev was vice-president of consulting company Vangvard where his field of interest was large projects for of fuel-energy companies. He also worked on the Committee of budget and tax policy of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, preparing tax reforms.

Lebedev died in May 12, 2004, during a vacation in Turkey and is buried in Troitsk.

Readings in memory of Gennady Lebedev[edit]

Readings in memory of Lebedev take place yearly and are dedicated to projects which develop ideas of freedom and liberty. The first reading was held on May 21, 2005, and happen every year in the third week of May (timed to the date of Gennday Lebedev's death). Participants of these reading have included Andrey Illarionov, Vadim Novikov, Eugeny and Nadezgda Repin, and Shkolnikov Alexandr.


GVL Library[edit]

Russian publishing house 'Sotsium' jointly with 'Liberal Charter' organised the special series of books called 'GVL Library in honour of Gennady Lebedev (GVL are his initials) and the common subject of the books is libertarian orientation. Among the authors are the following noteworthy people: Friedrich Hayek, Frédéric Bastiat, Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, Jesús Huerta de Soto and others.


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