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Submitted by Richard Zach on Sat, 05/31/2014 - 10:10am

As to the latter, from :

Grigori lost his researcher position in St. Petersburg, because he was a quiet dissident, not actively outspoken, but enough to be persona non grata for the official Soviet science. For a shorter period he worked even in a software house in St. Petersburg as a programmer, writing code in the IBM assembler language. Hillar Aben -- Director of the Institute of Cybernetics of Estonian Academy of Sciences listened to my pleading and agreed to give Grigori a researcher position at the Institute of Cybernetics in Tallinn in the end of 1980. This was a really good luck for the computer science and logic in Estonia. Grigori spent ten years in Tallinn -- until 1991, when he took a position of professor at the Stanford University.