Ministry Education Russian Federation GАPОU КК КIТТ REPORT Topic: «Outstanding among economists of the XX century» Accepted: Predancheva G. Performed: Demkina V. Krasnodar, 2021 OUTSTANDING AMONG ECONOMISTS OF THE XX CENTURY Andrey Vladimirovich Anikin (19272001) Anikin A.V. certainly belonged to the most famous people in the professional community of Russian economists, although he never flashed either on TV screens or in the presidium of high meetings. His popularity was entirely because Andrey Vladimirovich wrote good books on economics and the history of economic thought, deep and entertaining at the same time, and the depth never turned into academic boredom. Anikin wrote economic bestsellers in various fields and genres: The Credit System of Modern Capitalism, which served as a guide for many generations of students; the famous "Youth of Science", which has endured four, each time revised editions and translated into many languages, which to this day remains the best introduction to the history of economic thought; its Russian counterpart - "The Path of Search", the adventurous academic" Gold", and finally, his latest book on financial crises from John Law to Sergey Kiriyenko, snapped up like hot cakes and prepared for reissue. The success and love of readers brought Andrey Vladimirovich a combination of economic intuition, interest in practical problems with a broad erudition that did not know disciplinary boundaries. And, of course, a great literary talent: following his favorite Pushkin, who wrote that brevity and accuracy are the first advantages of prose, Anikin always wrote clearly, simply, logically, with a subtle sense of humor. The author of these lines has one advantage over most readers of Anikin's books. He can add to them vivid impressions of meetings with Andrey Vladimirovich, conversations, joint plans. However, it all started, of course, with reading.