Science in Soviet Russia papers presented at Congress of American-Soviet friendship, New York City. November 7, 1943, under the auspices of the National Council of American-Soviet friendship. by Congress of American-Soviet Friendship (2nd 1943 New York, N.Y.).

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Loren Graham presents the first concise, modern history of science in Russia, the Soviet Union, and the commonwealth of Independent States. Thoroughly up to date, the volume covers the Czarist period, the impact of the Russian Revolution, the relationship between science and Soviet society, the strengths of various scientific disciplines, and the effect of the fall of Cited by:   Science in Russia and the Soviet Union: A Short History.

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(James Gerald), Science in soviet Russia. London, Williams & Norgate ltd., By the s the Soviet scientific establishment had become the largest in the world, but very little of its history was known in the West.

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The history of science and technology in Russian and the Soviet Union is a field of study that is underdeveloped in the West, and good books on the subject in English or other West European languages are correspondingly rare.

Nonetheless, a number sources exist, as the following bibliography illustrates. Soviet Science is a s compilation of different topics in Russian and Soviet science presented in a symposium held in Philadelphia.

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Science and technology in Russia have developed rapidly since the Age of Enlightenment, when Peter the Great founded the Russian Academy of Sciences and Saint Petersburg State University and polymath Mikhail Lomonosov founded the Moscow State University, establishing a strong native tradition in learning and innovation.

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The dissolution of the Soviet Union and the traumatic experience of losing world power status, which many of the authors experienced as a major personal trauma, played a key.

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GENERAL HISTORIES The best overview in English of the history of science in Russia before is Alexander Vucinich’s two-volume study Science in Russian Culture (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press,).

A treatment of the Soviet period, somewhat incomplete in its coverage, is Zhores Medvedev, Soviet Science (New York: Norton, ). Laureates. The following are laureates who were citizens of Russia/Soviet Union at the time of receiving the tes: by subject, Chemistry, Economics.

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Intelligentsia Science: The Russian Century, –, OSIRIS 23 (), edited by Michael D. Gordin. The introductory part of this book briefly describes the popularity of mathematics in Soviet Russia.

It touches on Russian mathematical circles and generally how society in Russia took to mathematics in a good way. A particular passage caught my eyes: "The Math Movement had its Grandmasters, who were highly esteemed. Brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky were at the heart of Soviet science fiction; reviewer Juan Vidal says The Dead Mountaineer's Inn is less edgy than some of their work, but still a must-read.

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Counterbalancing the scarcity of good books on the history of Russian and Soviet science in Western languages is a large body of literature on the subject published in the Soviet Union in recent decades.

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