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Mikhail Polievktovich Kostenko

engineer

Mikhail KOSTENKO, USSR Electronic engineer. Full member since 1953, and Director since 1958, Institute of Electromech., USSR Academy of Science; Professor, Leningrad Polytechn. Institute, since 1930; Honoured Worker of Science and Technology of Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, since 1944. Stalin Prizes, 1949, 1951; Lenin Prize, 1958; two Order of Lenin; twoO. of Red Banner of Labor; medals.

Background

Kostenko, Mikhail was born on December 16, 1889.

Education

Graduated from the Petersburg Polytechnic Institute.

Career

1939-1953 corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science. Deputy, USSR Supreme Sov of 1958 convocation. Author of more than 100 works dealing with theory of electrical machines.

1918-1930 at Petrograd, later Leningrad, Polytechn. Institute; 1929-1932 and 1942-1944 Professor, Central Asian Industry Institute, Tashkent.

Religion

Religion is bad because it obstructs scientific research.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.