On the 18th of February 2004, Professor of the Physics Faculty, the Chief of Laboratory for Magnetospheric Physics of Institute of Physics of the Saint-Petersburg State University Mikhail I. Pudovkin suddenly died of a heart attack. It happened during a Laboratory seminar, which he took part in as one of the main reporters in discussion on the ring current. Up to the second Mikhail Ivanovich had worked hard and fruitfully, had been hemmed about by his progeny, and had been brimful of new ideas. His untimely end is a bereavement for either Russian or world science, for the Saint-Petersburg State University and for all who was familiarly acquainted with him and who will never forget him.

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