1930 graduated Leningrad Mining Institute.
Developed general laws for the crystallization of trappeau magma. Discovered a number of rare minerals. Did research on iron ore deposits of Siberian plateau, Bogotol alkaline rocks, crystalline schists and granitoids of Southern Yakutia.
1938-1941 studied foreign diamond deposits. Suggested the probable presence of diamond deposits in the Northern part of the Siberian plateau. Works deal with: petrography and mineralogy of the Ukrainia.
Siberian traprocks; theoretical petrography and mineralogy. 1930-1931 at All-Union Central Geology Survey Research Institute. 1931-1939 instructor and 1939-1941 Professor, Leningrad Mining Institute.
1941-1945 Professor, Irkutsk University.
Religious faith contradicts people’s efforts to obtain the truth about nature and a human being.