Dionysius1: Thanks siamesedream and Tabanus
For anyone who wonders what the ruchess.ru says (and wouldn't it be funny if there was a "translate to English" on the article somewhere, in Russian?)
"On August 18, 2021, at the age of 72, the famous grandmaster and theorist, world champion among veterans in individual and team competition Evgeny Ellinovich Sveshnikov (1950-2021) died.
The future grandmaster was born and raised in Chelyabinsk, his chess mentor was the famous coach Leonid Aronovich Gratvol, who also brought up Anatoly Karpov, Gennady Timoshchenko, Alexander Panchenko. In his youth, Sveshnikov studied at the All-Russian Chess School under the guidance of grandmaster Igor Bondarevsky and master Viktor Golenishchev. At the age of 17 he became a master.
In 1973, Evgeny Sveshnikov won the USSR championship among young masters and won the right to compete in the championship of the Soviet Union (this tournament was one of the strongest in history). In 1975, Sveshnikov won the All-Union tournament dedicated to the 30th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War, in 1976 he again became the champion of the USSR among young masters, and in 1977 he was awarded the title of grandmaster. Participated in 9 championships of the Soviet Union, was the champion of Moscow in 1983. As part of the USSR national team - the winner of the World Youth Championship (1976) and the European Championship (1977). Winner and prize-winner of over a hundred international tournaments.
For 10 years, he was one of the leaders of the All-Russian Chess School, later he headed many regional schools; in particular, in the city of Satka, Chelyabinsk region. As a coach-second, he helped Anatoly Karpov, Lev Polugaevsky, Alexey Shirov, Alexandra Kosteniuk, and coached the national teams of several countries. He played at the World Chess Olympiads as a member of the Latvian national team.
Made a huge contribution to the theory of openings; even in his youth, he developed and introduced into practice the so-called Chelyabinsk version of the Sicilian defense, which in the West is called The Sveshnikov Sicilian. He is the author of several opening monographs, which are very popular among chess professionals and amateurs, and many articles. An active fighter for the rights of chess players, in particular, for the right to intellectual property.
He achieved great success in veteran competitions: he repeatedly became the champion of Russia in individual and team competition, the champion of Europe and the world as part of the national team, and in 2017 he won the individual world championship among men over 65."