Yuriy GODIN, USSR Geologist. Doctor of Geology and Mineralogical Science; full member since 1959 and Presidium member, Turkmenistan Academy of Sciences; member, Editor Board, journal “Izvestiya Academy of Sciences Turkmenskoy Soviet Socialist Republic” (News of the Turkmen Academy of Sciences). Order of Lenin, 1961; Belarusian Supreme Soviet Presidium's Scroll of Honor, 1953.
Specialist in regional geological and geophysical prospecting methods. 1930 began practical work on prospecting geophysics and geological. Has done prospecting and research work in various regions of the USSR.
Developed new systems of tectonic zoning of Turkmenistan and western regions of Central Asia. Directed comprehensive seismologic and geophysical exploration of Central Asia by regions and regional seismographic exploration of Volga-Ural oil districts and other areas of the USSR.