Konstantin PAFFENGOLTS, USSR Geologist. Full member, Armenian Academy of Sciences, since 1943; associate, Geology Committee, All-Union Geology Research Institute. Order of Lenin; two other orders; medals; Stalin Prize, 1950.
PAFFENGOLTS, Konstantin was born in 1893.
1919 graduated Petrograd Mining Institute.
Main works deal with geological survey of Transcaucasus, especially the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Pamirs, e. g., the Fedchenko Glacier and Lake Karakul. Part of his work concerns engineer geological and hydrogeol.
Religion obstructs scientific research and technological progress.
Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.