BURSOV ALEXANDER V. (22.09.1947 – 14.04.2015)
Prominent Soviet / Russian diplomat, orientalist, birmanist.
He graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Countries Moscow State University (1970), Burmese and Khmer languages.
The Burmese language teacher at the Military Institute of Foreign Languages of the USSR Ministry of Defence, the author of scientific articles, papers, and several books on Burmese language.
For a long time he worked in the Union of Soviet Societies for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries. He was the executive secretary of the Society of Friendship "Bangladesh-USSR" and "USSR-Nepal", a reviewer for Pakistan and Burma.
From 1980 to 1985 - Diplomatic service in the Soviet Embassy in the People's Republic of Kampuchea, the creation and construction under the leadership of Mr. Bursov the first cultural center of the Soviet Union and the Houses Association of Cambodian-Soviet Friendship.
From 1988 to 1992 - Diplomatic service in the Soviet Union / Russian Federation Embassy in the Union of Burma / Myanmar.
After completion of the diplomatic services served as the President of "Russian Society of Friendship and Cooperation with Union of Myanmar".
He has made an invaluable contribution to the development of bilateral Russian-Myanmar cultural and economic relations.