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Nature volume 149, page 522 (09 May 1942) | Download Citation



A GENERAL meeting of members and corresponding members of the Soviet Academy of Sciences was held in Sverdlovsk, in the Urals, during May 2-7, to discuss the plan of scientific research work for 1942. The following papers were read: “Urgent Tasks of Science in Mobilizing the Resources of the Eastern Districts of the U.S.S.R. for the Needs of Defence”, by Profs. Komarov and Bardin; “The Tasks of Social Science in the War”, by Prof. Alex-androv; “Some Fundamental Problems of Agricultural Science”, by Prof. Lyssenko; “Physics and the War”, by Prof. Joffe; “Biology and War”, by Prof. Orbeli; “The Teutonic Order, its Early Successes and Final Defeat”, by Prof. Tarle; “Historic Documents of the Red Patriotic War”, by Minsky. The meeting also discussed the adjustment of the Academy's work in accordance with the needs of the War.

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