Four years since Natalia Bazhanova passed away
The Russian Diplomatic Academy honored Natalia Bazhanova's memory. An outstanding orientalist, historian, diplomat passed away on June 7 four years ago. She wrote 26 books, 24 reaserches, over 400 articles for various publications around the world. She delivered lectures in scientific and public organizations of different countries, teached almost three dozen diplomats. Natalia Bazhanova was often called the world's best specialist on North Korea.
"Work of talented people means a lot. But the most important thing is the fact that Natalia Evgenyevna was very different from so many women - she liveв in complete harmony with Evgeny Petrovich," said Father Vladimir, Natalia Bazhanova's confessor.
Rector of the Diplomatic Academy Yevgeny Bazhanov spoke about his work on autobiographical series of books "Moment and Eternity". In a year he published sixth, seventh and eighth volumes of these memoirs, which detail the life of the academy in the early 1990s, visits of Bazhanov and his wife to New Zealand, Jerusalem and Japan, as well as Natalia Bazhanova's scientific research.
"She published a lot of works, but one thing that truly amazed me is how she, unfortunately, predicted current events back in 1993. She wrote that even though right now we have good relations with the US, and they will stay at that level for a while, in the end we will begin a conflict over Georgia, Ukraine, NATO expansion and military issues. This negative forecast shows that she was able to see the future," Yevgeny Bazhanov said.
President of South Korea, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Kim Dae-jung, was a student of Natalia Bazhanova. "We were on a visit to the Republic of Korea and met with President Kim Dae-jung who said: "We receive presidents of newly independent states, who come to us and want to learn the secret of Korean economic miracle. I tell them that professor Natalia Bazhanova knows all secrets of the South Korean economic miracle better than anyone else," former Kyrgyz president Askar Akayev said.
Natalia Bazhanova was born in Baku and she always cherished memories of this city. Speaking about Bazhanova, attache on culture and tourism of the Azerbaijani embassy in Russia Nigar Akhundova, said: "I was born and grew up near the place where Natalya Evgenievna was born and grew up. Perhaps we even saw each other when we were children, because her school was right in front of our house. This feeling that we were growing up somewhere nearby, maybe even played similar games, it still fills me with excitement."