Pushcharovskii, Iurii

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Pushcharovskii, Iurii Mikhailovich


Born Dec. 18 (31), 1916, in Petrograd. Soviet geologist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1976). Member of the CPSU since 1951.

Pushcharovskii graduated from the department of geology and pedology at Moscow State University in 1941. He joined the Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1946 and became head of the laboratory of the tectonics of zones adjacent to oceans in 1969. In addition to devising a new scheme for the tectonics of the northeastern USSR and the arctic, Pushcharovskii developed new ideas on the structure and structural development of the Pacific geosynclinal belt, the presence of gas and oil in the belt, and the structure and tectonic evolution of the Pacific, Indian, and Arctic oceans. He originated a theory of the structure of foredeeps. He is a coauthor and editor of tectonic maps of Eurasia, the Pacific region, the arctic, and Cuba and the Caribbean region.

Pushcharovskii received the State Prize of the USSR in 1969 and has been awarded three orders and various medals.


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