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List of notable or famous geologists from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top geologists born in Russia and even some popular geologists who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian geologists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These geologists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known geologist from Russia is included when available.

People include everything from Aleksandr Petrovich Karpinsky to Vladimir Obruchev.

This historic geologists from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian geologists of note?" and "Who are the most famous geologists from Russia?" These prominent geologists of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian geologists.

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Alexander Karpinsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Geologists from Russia
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Alexander Petrovich Karpinsky was a prominent Russian and Soviet geologist and mineralogist, and the president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and later Academy of Sciences of the USSR, in 1917–1936. ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1847-1936)

Birthplace: Krasnoturyinsk, Russia

Profession: Geologist

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Feodor Yulievich Levinson-Lessing


Fëdor Yulievich Levinson-Lessing, or Franz Theodor Levinson-Lessing was a Russian geologist. He graduated from the physico-mathematical faculty of the University of St. Petersburg in 1883, was placed in charge of the geological collection in 1886, and was appointed privat-docent at St. Petersburg ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1861-1939)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Geologist

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Jan Czerski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Geologists from Russia
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Jan Stanisław Franciszek Czerski was a Polish paleontologist, geologist, geographer and explorer of Siberia. He was exiled to Transbaikalia for participation in the January Uprising of 1863. A self-taught scientist, he eventually received three gold medals from the Russian Geographical Society, and ...more

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Age: Died at 47 (1845-1892)

Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

Profession: Geologist

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Mariya Vasil’yevna Klenova is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Geologists from Russia
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Mariya Vasil’yevna Klenova


Maria Vasilyevna Klenova was a Russian and Soviet marine geologist and one of the founders of Russian marine science. Klenova studied to become a professor and later on worked as a member of the Council for Antarctic Research of the USSR Academy of Sciences. During that time she spent nearly thirty ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1898-1976)

Birthplace: Russia

Profession: Geologist

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Nicolai Ivanovich Andrusov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Geologists from Russia
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Nicolai Ivanovich Andrusov was a Russian geologist, stratigrapher, and palaeontologist. He was born in Odessa, then a part of Russia. He studied geology and zoology at the Novorossia University in Odessa. He then traveled across Russia and central Europe to collect fossil specimens. The Challenger ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1861-1924)

Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine

Profession: Scientist, Geologist

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Nikolay Urvantsev is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Geologists from Russia
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Nikolay Urvantsev


Nikolay Nikolayevich Urvantsev was a Soviet geologist and explorer. He was born in the town of Lukoyanov of Nizhny Novgorod Governorate, Russian Empire to the family of a merchant. He graduated from the Tomsk Engineering Institute in 1918. Urvantsev was among the discoverers of the Norilsk coal ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1893-1985)

Birthplace: Lukoyanov, Russia

Profession: Geologist

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Belousov was an Earth scientist in the Soviet Union, and a prominent advocate of alternatives to the theories of plate tectonics and seafloor spreading during the period of the 20th century in which debate on these subjects was most intense. Beloussov was head of the ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1907-1990)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Geologist

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Vladimir Afanasyevich Obruchev was a Russian and Soviet geologist who specialized in the study of Siberia and Central Asia. He was also one of the first Russian science fiction authors. ...more

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Age: Died at 93 (1863-1956)

Birthplace: Rzhev, Russia

Profession: Scientist, Geologist, Writer

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