MOSCOW, March 14 – RIA Novosti. Senator Mikhail Ponomarev has always remained faithful to his principles and tried to help people, said the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov, expressing condolences to the politician's family and friends.
Earlier on Saturday, a source in the Federation Council informed RIA Novosti about the death of Ponomarev at the age of 68. According to the interlocutor of the agency, the cause of death of the senator is cardiac arrest. Ponomarev served as deputy head of the economic committee.
“I was lucky to know Mikhail Nikolaevich personally. I always admired his wisdom, ability to make informed decisions. He managed in any situation to remain faithful to his principles and take a firm position on key issues. Mikhail Nikolaevich always tried to help people,” the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science quotes Falkov.
According to the minister, Ponomarev's good deeds, his contribution to the development of the national economy and the regions of the Urals Federal District will always speak more about him than any words.
“In Russia he will be remembered as a man who served for the good of the Fatherland, who dedicated his life to the Motherland,” Falkov noted.