Russian Scholar and an expert on Vedas Prof. Tatyana J Elizarenkova died in Moscow at the age of 78. India had honored her with the Padma Shri in 2004 for her contributions in the study of Vedas. She had authored several books on the Vedas including Russian Translation of Rig Veda. Prof. Tatiana Elizarenkova created a storm when she authoritatively claimed that Rig Veda was written somewhere in modern Russia. She said that the Aryans migrated to India and Iran from modern Russia. In the Voronezh region in Russia, she found a burial mound to prove her claims.The burial mound of a warrior in the Voronezh region, south of Moscow, was similar to the description in the Rig Veda. The warrior was buried in accordance with Vedic rites. Most of her books like ‘Language and Style of the Vedic Rsis’ are scholarly in nature.