As a true scientist, Malafeev whole life in fact confirmed the correctness of the Board of Danton: "Follow your path and let people say what they want!". The last decade of his Alexei lived outwardly calm, but in a morally oppressive obstanovke.Dead Malafeev suddenly 18.08.1988, in the light birch forest while collecting mushrooms.
Malafeyev's undoubted merit is that he rallied and maintained their weight internationally renowned scientist domestic "market experts" who find themselves in opposition to the official economic science. It was for them not only a great moral significance, but also made it possible to develop and even publish their research.
The habit of strict reasoning Alexei developed back in childhood, early addicted to chess. At 11, he became a champion Chess Tikhvin among adults could play "blind", composed chess tasks, some of which have been published in the "Pioneers of the truth."
Chess and towns in which he, too, had the first rank, do not interfere with Alexey Nikolayevich succeed in the eight-year school in the town of Tikhvin, and then (1930-1933 gg.) In the forestry college (village Berezovik), where he was elected secretary of the Komsomol organization.
After receiving the first digit in the university competitions, Alex Nikolaevich later served on the first board from different universities of Leningrad at city events. At the beginning of 70's. he along with two other first categoriest LSU, Professor of Mathematics and Mechanics Department A. Nikitin and professor of the Faculty of Geography SB Lavrov organized a simultaneous game with the then world champion Karpov, who was then a student of economic faculty, but student Karpov was a bad diplomat and "outright" beat all three distinguished professors.
As a college student, he graduated from a three year Komvuz (Komsomol branch), receiving a premium for it three volumes of "Capital" of Marx. During the period of collectivization Komsomolets in 1930 Lesch Malafeev with other college students agitated farmers nearby villages to join the collective farm. In characteristic issued by AN Malafeeva after college, in part: "In terms of personal qualities that Malafeev can be described as a very capable and developed. Academic work carried out carefully, in the training material disassembled quickly and independently. Disciplined and very active. Academically was a drummer and also performed a number of social stress, such as the bulletin editor, executive secretary of the cell MOPR, the foreman of the village, executive secretary of the Komsomol cell, the assistant team leader of Komsomol.At 1 January 1933 that Malafeev on academic performance won 1st place at the college. "
In 1938, Alexey graduated from the university received the permit to work Commissariat a secondary school teacher in the town of Zlatoust. But upon arrival at the destination it was found that visiting teachers in the school does not need it. Then Alexei decided to go to graduate school. Having passed all the exams on excellent, 11.4.1939, he was enrolled in graduate school geography and the Faculty of Economics. However, the entry of the Soviet economic science was not easy for him, and all passed in her way - a very thorny.