Petr SHVETSOV, USSR Permafrost specialist. Corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1933; Chairman, Commission on Problems of the North, Council for the Study of Production Resources, USSR Academy of Science, since 1958. Stalin Prize, 1952. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.
SHVETSOV, Petr was born in 1910.
1935 graduated Moscow Geology Survey Institute.
1935-1939 at Main Administration, Northern Sea Route. 1939-1959 at Institute of Permafrost Studies. 1941-1945 in Soviet Аллу.
1948-1956 Deputy Director, and 1956-1959 Director, Institute of Permafrost Studies. 1959 member, comprehensive Kamchatka expedition. Works deal with the laws governing the formation of subterranean waters in permafrost regions.