"Borisyak Aleksej Alekseevich geologist and paleontologist"
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Alexei Alekseevich Borisyak, Russian and Soviet
paleontologist and geologist, academician of the Academy of Sciences of
the USSR, born in Romny (now the Poltava region of Ukraine) on July 22
In 1896 he was graduated by the Mining Institute in St. Petersburg.
Since 1896 he has worked at the Geological Committee, where until 1932
he was a headed the department of paleontology. In the years 1911-1930
Borisyak was a professor and head of the Department of Historical
Geology of the Leningrad Mining Institute.
In 1930, at the initiative of Borisyak was created Paleontological
Institute,in Moscow, where he was a director until his death. The
Institute is among the world's largest paleontological institutes. An
affiliate of the Russian Academy of Sciences an named after him, it
includes collections from all over the former Soviet Union
location, as well as from other countries. (Some artifactes of a museum
of the institue appears on stamps
of USSR in 1990
In 1939 he scurried paleontology department at Moscow University, which
was headed until 1942
He is well known as the head of the Soviet school of Vertebrate
Paleontology, developing according to research Kovalevsky
His main works are devoted to the study of Jurassic mollusks,
vertebrate paleontology, especially mammals (odd-toed ungulates -
rhinos, horses, etc., and Proboscidea).
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