Boris VENKOV, USSR Mathematician. Doctor of Physico-Mathcmatical Science since 1936; Professor, Leningrad University, since 1935.

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Background

VENKOV, Boris was born in 1900 in village Kratkovo, now Pskov Oblast.

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Education

1926 graduated Leningrad University.

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Career

1928-1934 at Mathematical Institute, USSR Academy of Science. 1940-1942 at Leningrad Department, Mathematical Institute, USSR Academy of Science. Specialist in theory of numbers.

Developed a method which in 1928 produced elementary proof of the Dirichlet formulae for the number of binary square-form classes.

## Religion

Religion is bad because it obstructs scientific research.

## Views

Marxismâ€“Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.