Vladimir SMIRNOV, USSR Geologist. Professor, Moscow University, since 1951; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1958; member, Committee Lenin Prizes for Science and Technology, USSR Council of Ministers, since 1960. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.
SMIRNOV, Vladimir was born in 1910.
1934 graduated Moscow Geology Survey Institute.
Specialist in the geological, prospecting and assaying of ore deposits. 1934-1946 instructor, Moscow Geology Survey Institute. 1946-1951 USSR Deputy Minister of Geology and Professor Moscow Geology Survey Institute and Moscow Institute of NonFerrous Metals and Gold.
Since religion offers a complete set of answers to the problems of purpose, morality, origins, or science, it discourages exploration of those areas by suppressing curiosity, denies its followers a broader perspective, and prevents social, moral and scientific progress.
Member, Communist Party, since 1940.
Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.