Mikhail GERASIMOV, USSR Anthropologist, archeologist and sculptor. Stalin Prize, 1950.
GERASIMOV, Mikhail was born in 1907.
1927 discovered relic of the Upper Paleolithic period, the “Malta” settlement, of Irkutsk. Works on facial reconstruction on the basis of skull formation. Since 1927 has sculpted large numbers of portraits, beginning with Pithecanthropos and Sinanthropos.
Has sculpted reproductions of the various anthropological types which have populated the USSR from Paleolithic times to the present day. On the basis of skull formation has created portraits of many hist, figures, including: Yaroslav the Wise, Andrey Bogolyubsky, Timur, Shakhrukh, Ulug-bek, Admiral Ushakov.
Since religion offers a complete set of answers to the problems of purpose, morality, origins, or science, it discourages exploration of those areas by suppressing curiosity, denies its followers a broader perspective, and prevents social, moral and scientific progress.
Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.