Death of Hélène Carrère d’Encausse (August, 7 2023)


The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs pays tribute to the memory of Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, a prominent historian specialized in Russian issues who died on August 5.

Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, the first woman to be elected Perpetual Secretary of the Académie Française in 1999, chaired the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Diplomatic Archives Commission for two decades. Her steadfast support for the construction of the La Courneuve site made it possible to collect, protect and promote the Diplomatic Archives’ invaluable documents for the benefit of political history and international relations.