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Volume 41, Issue 3


The First Russian President of IUPAC: Victor Kondratiev

Elena Zaitseva-Baum
Published Online: 2019-06-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2019-0311


Victor Nikolaevitch Kondratiev was elected a member of the Bureau, the Executive Committee and the Editorial Board of IUPAC at the beginning of the XXIst International Conference in Montreal, in August of 1961. He succeeded Boris A. Kazanski (1891-1973) who had resigned. At this time the Academy of Science of USSR was the national adhering body in IUPAC since 1930.


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    Russian Academy of Science (RAS) Archives. Fund 411 (Personnel Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences). Schedule 3. File 389 (Kondratiev’s personal file). (Archives in Russian, quotes in this article translated by the author)Google Scholar

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    Minutes of IUPAC Council Meeting, 29 August 1967 in IUPAC Comptes rendus XXIV Conference, Prague, 4-10 September 1967, minute 18, p.107. Google Scholar

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    RAS Archives. Fund 579 (Foreign Relations Main Administration of the USSR Academy of Sciences). Schedule 4. File 848 (Materials on the participation of Soviet scientists in the activities of IUPAC). (Archives in Russian, quotes in this article translated by the author)Google Scholar

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Elena Zaitseva-Baum

Dr. Elena Zaitseva(Baum), Senior Research Fellow and lecturer of history of chemistry at Moscow University, is the coauthor of several monographs on Russian scientists (e.g., Wladimir Fedorovich Louginine, Moscow, 2012) and a number of textbooks ( e.g., Chemical discoveries and theories of the first half of the XIX century. The historical excursus. Baku, 2018). She is Russian representative in the EuCheMS Working Party on History of Chemistry.

Published Online: 2019-06-14

Published in Print: 2019-07-01

Citation Information: Chemistry International, Volume 41, Issue 3, Pages 33–34, ISSN (Online) 1365-2192, ISSN (Print) 0193-6484, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2019-0311.

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