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Sergey Stepanovich KANASH

Phytologist and selectionist

Sergey KANASH, USSR Phytologist and selectionist. Professor; full member, Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, since 1952; full member, Lenin AllUnion Academy, of Agriculture Science, since 1948; associate, Central Selection Station All-Union, Research Institute of Cotton-Growing, Tashkent, since 1923. Stalin Prize, 1941; Order of Lenin; four other orders. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.

Background

KANASH, Sergey was born in 1896.

Education

1923 graduated Central Asian University, Tashkent.

Career

1941-1947 Director, Central Selection Station, AllUnion Research Institute, Tashkent. 1943-1952 corresponding member, Uzbek Academy of Sciences. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1946, 1950 and 1954 convocation.

1941-1947 developed varieties of cotton resistant to wilt. Works deal with genetics, selection and seed growing of cotton. PubL: “Mezhvidovaya gibridizatsiya v predelakh raznokhromozomnykh vidov khlopchatnika” (Interspecies Hybridization Within the Range of Heterochromosome Cotton Species) (1932).

“Metodika i tekhnika selektsionnoy raboty” (Methods and Techniques of Selection Work) (1933). “Itogi 25-letney raboty tsentralnoy selektsionnoy stantsii SoyuzNIKhI” (The Results of 25 Years of Work of the Central Selection Station at the All-Union Research Institute of Cotton) (1948). “Khlopchatnik” (Cotton) (1960), etc.

Religion

Religion is bad because it imposes irrational rules of good and bad behaviour.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1940.

Views

Every person has rights to express his or her opinion, but the opinion could be expressed if it was in accordance with the general interests of Soviet society.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1940.