Aleksandr Pavlovich Kurdiumov

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kurdiumov, Aleksandr Pavlovich


Born Apr. 18 (30), 1867; died Sept. 20, 1926. Soviet metallurgist.

Kurdiumov graduated from the Mikhail Artillery Academy in St. Petersburg in 1898. He began teaching a course there in general metallurgy in 1904. In 1916 he headed the Administration for the Construction of Aluminum Plants in Russia of the Main Artillery Directorate. After the October Revolution, Kurdiumov was active in the creation of the Soviet aluminum industry. He was an organizer and, later, director of the Mining and Metallurgy Laboratory in Leningrad.


K voprosam sozdaniia v Rossii aliuminievogo proizvodstva [issues 1–2]. Moscow, 1923–26.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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