Vitaly Ivanovich Tsymbal Died

With profound regret, the Gaidar Institute informs that Professor Vitaly Ivanovich Tsymbal, Doctor of Engineering Science died at the age of 82 on January 18, 2018.

In 1958, Vitaly Tsymbal graduated from the Kiev Higher Engineering and Aviation Military Academy, while in 1965 he competed the graduate military course at the Air Force Central Research Institute.

Vitaly Tsymbal came to work at the IET in 1998. For many years, he was the head of the Military Economics Department. Together with Yegor Gaidar, Director of the Institute he was one of the architects of the military reform.

Vitaly Tsymbal was Vice-President of the Academy of Military Economics and Finance and full member of the RF Academy of Military Sciences.

All the employees of the Gaidar Institute who worked with him will remember Vitaly Tsymbal as an interesting interlocutor with a good sense of humor, great intellectual and a charming, kind man of heart.

We offer our sincere condolences to Vitaly Tsymbal’s friends and family