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Alexei Alekseevich Borisyak, Russian and Soviet paleontologist and geologist, academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, born in Romny (now the Poltava region of Ukraine) on July 22 1872.
In 1896 he was graduated by the Mining Institute in St. Petersburg. Since 1896 he has worked at the Geological Committee, where until 1932 he was a headed the department of paleontology. In the years 1911-1930 Borisyak was a professor and head of the Department of Historical Geology of the Leningrad Mining Institute.
In 1930, at the initiative of Borisyak was created Paleontological Institute,in Moscow, where he was a director until his death. The Institute is among the world's largest paleontological institutes. An affiliate of the Russian Academy of Sciences an named after him, it includes collections from all over the former Soviet Union location, as well as from other countries. (Some artifactes of a museum of the institue appears on stamps of USSR in 1990)
In 1939 he scurried paleontology department at Moscow University, which was headed until
He is well knoiwn as the head of the Soviet school of Vertebrate Paleontology, developing according to research Kovalevsky. His main works are devoted to the study of Jurassic mollusks, vertebrate paleontology, especially mammals (odd-toed ungulates - rhinos, horses, etc., and Proboscidea).
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