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Evgenii Pavlovich Velikhov

Evgenii Velikhov, USSR Physicist, state official. Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences from 1974.

Background

  • Velikhov, Evgenii was born in 1935.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Moscow University in 1958.

    Career

    • Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Science in 1964. Member of staff of the Institute of Atomic Energy from 1958. Head of the Laboratory, 1962-1970.

      Deputy director, then director of a branch of the same institute from 1971. Joined the Communist Party in 1971. Professor at Moscow University from 1973.

      Leading expert on space weapons. Adviser to the Kremlin. Accompanied Gorbachev on his visit to Britain.

      Vicepresident of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Speaks perfect English.

    Religion

    Religion is always aggressive against any new scientific ideas.

    Views

    Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

    Membership

    Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences from 1974.
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    Born 1935
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