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Mikhail Aleksandrovich OLSHANSKY

Selectionist and agronomist

Mikhail OLSHANSKY, USSR Selectionist and agronomist. Full member, AllUnion Lenin Academy, of Agriculture Science, since 1948; USSR Minister of Agriculture since 1960; candidate member of the Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union, since 1961. two Stalin Prizes, 1941, 1951. Member, Communist Party, since 1932.


OLSHANSKY, Mikhail was born in 1908.


1928 graduated Maslovka Institute of Selection and Seed-Growing, Ukrainia.


1928-1941 and 1945-1951 at All-Union Selection and Genetics Institute, Odessa. 1942-1945 Director, Kuybyshev Agriculture Institute. 1951-1961 V.-President, All-Union Lenin Academy, of Agriculture Science.

1958 Actg. Director, Fodder Institute. 1955 Deputy, Moscow Oblast Soviet. 1957 attended All-Ukrainia Conference on Selection and Seed-Growing.

Works deal with selection of cotton and gambo hemp and with selection theory.


Member, Communist Party, since 1932.


Member, Communist Party, since 1932.