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Evgenii Pavlovich Velikhov

physicist , state official

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Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.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