1928 graduated Geology Department, Moscow University.
192834 geologist in Southern Urals. 1934-1946 associate, then Department Head, Institute of Geology Science, USSR Academy of Science, 1946-1953 corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science. Chairman, Commission on Sedimentary Rocks, USSR Academy of Science.
Since 1953 member, Editorial Board, “Bolshaya sovetskaya entsiklopediya” (Large Soviet Encyclopedia). Since 1960 member, Editor Board, journal “Doklady Academy of Sciences USSR” (Reports of the USSR Academy of Sciences).
Religion is bad because it stops people thinking in a rational and objective way.