Pavel OVCHINNIKOV, USSR Botanist. Full member, Tadzhikistan Academy of Sciences, since 1957; Academy Secretary,Department of Natural Science, Tadzhikistan Academy of Sciences, since 1957. Member, Communist Party, since 1945.
OVCHINNIKOV, Pavel was born in 1903.
1925 graduated Leningrad University.
1926-1931 member of research expedition to study Kazakhstan. 1931-1941 associate. Botanical Institute, USSR Academy of Science. 1945-1958 Director, Institute of Botany, Tadzhikistan Academy of Sciences.
Works on taxonomy, floristics and botanical geographical. Helped compile “Flora USSR” (Flora of the USSR), “Flory Zabaykalya” (Flora of Transbaykal), “Flory Uzbekistana” (Flora of Uzbekistan).
Religion is always aggressive against any new scientific ideas.
Member, Communist Party, since 1945.
Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.