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Aleksandr Voldemarovich PEYVE

geologist

Aleksandr PEYVE, USSR Geologist. Corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1958; Director, Geology Institute, USSR Academy of Science, since 1961. Stalin Prize, 1946. Member, Communist Party, since 1953.

Background

PEYVE, Aleksandr was born in 1909.

Education

1930 graduated Moscow Geology Survey Institute.

Career

1930-1934 at Institute of Fertilizers. 1934-1935 member, Tadzhikistan-Pamir expedition, USSR Academy of Science. 1935-1952 associate, 1952-1961 Deputy Director, Geology Institute, USSR Academy of Science.

Specialist in regional and theoretical tectonics, stratigraphy, magnetism and metallogeny. Studies various types of geological faults. Works deal with asymmetry of abyssal structures and conditions for the formation and development of geosynclines.

Discovered several bauxite, phosphorite and potassium salt deposits. 1956 helped compile tectonic map of USSR.

Religion

Religion is bad because it gets people to believe something untrue.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1953.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1953.