Leonid Kulik

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Kulik, Leonid Alekseevich


Born Aug. 7 (19), 1883, in Dorpat, now Tartu, Estonian SSR; died Apr. 14, 1942, in Spas-Demensk, Kaluga Oblast. Soviet mineralogist; specialist in meteorites.

Beginning in 1921-22, Kulik worked in various institutions of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR; in 1921-22 he headed an expedition to verify reports of meteorite falls. From 1927 to 1930 and in 1938-39 he headed the expeditions organized to study the conditions of the fall of the Tungus meteorite. At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War (1941-45), Kulik became a candidate for membership in the CPSU. He joined the people’s volunteer corps, was wounded, and died in captivity.


Krinov, E. L. “L. A. Kulik—organizator meteoritiki v SSSR.” In Meteoritika SSSR: Sbornik statei. Edited by V. G. Fesenkov, fasc. 4. Moscow-Leningrad, 1948. (Contains a bibliography.)
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Trece anos despues, en 1921, al enterarse de estos hechos, el cientifico y mineralologo ruso Leonid A. Kulik decidio organizar una expedicion a este lugar.
Kandyba knows virtually every inch of forest, stream bed, and river shore between Vanavara and the main camp site, which decades earlier had been hacked out of the bear-, wolf-, and mosquito-infested taiga by Leonid A. Kulik, the father of Russian meteoritic science.