Aleksandr SHCHERBAN, USSR Specialist in mine ventilation and thermodynamics. Doctor of Technology Science; Professor; Chairman, State Committee Coordinating Research Work, Ukrainia Soviet of Ministers, and Deputy Chairman, Ukrainia Soviet of Ministers, since 1961; full member, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences, since 1957. Member, Communist Party, since 1927.
SHCHERBAN, Aleksandr was born in 1906.
1933 graduated Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute.
1924-1929 miner, Donbas mines. 1933-1941 at “Donshakhtoproekt” Trust. 1941-1945 in Soviet Army.
1946-1953 Deputy Director, Institute of Mining, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences. 1953-1957 Chief Learned Secretary, Presidium, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences. 1957-1962 V.-President, Ukr Academy of Sciences.
Expert on heat exchange in mine workings. Has developed widely used equipment for automatic detection of methane in mine atmosphere.
Religion is bad because it stops people thinking in a rational and objective way.
Member, Communist Party, since 1927.
Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.