Far Eastern Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the Union of Soviet

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Far Eastern Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

 

organized in 1932 in Vladivostok upon the initiative of Academician V. L. Komarov for the purpose of research into the natural resources of the Far East. In 1957 the branch was joined to the Siberian division of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. The branch includes institutes of geology, soil biology, and biology of the sea; the Institute of Biologically Active Substances; departments of chemistry, history, economics, and technical cybernetics; a botanical garden; the Suputinskii and Kedrovaia Pad’ wildlife preserves; the V. L. Komarov Mountain-taiga Station; and a station for solar survey.

the branch became a main base for the establishment in 1970 of the Far Eastern Scientific Center of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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