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90-th Anniversary of Yury Zhegalov (1930-1995)

15 Jan — 2020

On January 15, we could have celebrated the 90-th anniversary of Yury Zhegalov – wonderful geologist and author of a large section the Commander Islands in XXXI tome of the USSR Geology. The tome was released in 1964 and included geological descriptions of Kamchatka and Kuril Islands.

Not one decade was spent in collecting materials for the fundamental the USSR Geology edition. In the beginning of 1950s Oceanology Institute of the USSR Academy of Science organized a complex of ocean research using Vityaz vessel. In 1953 during its 14th voyage the ship consecrated on deep water trenches. Several reaches were made from Kamchatka to the islands to learn more about connection between Kuril-Kamchatka and Aleutian trenches.…

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