"THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR UNDERSTANDING THE EVOLUTION OF THE ENTIRE ANIMAL WORLD..." THE ORGANIZATION OF I. A. EFREMOV'S MONGOLIAN PALEONTOLOGICAL EXPEDITION
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"THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR UNDERSTANDING THE EVOLUTION OF THE ENTIRE ANIMAL WORLD..." THE ORGANIZATION OF I. A. EFREMOV'S MONGOLIAN PALEONTOLOGICAL EXPEDITION
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Sensational discoveries of dinosaur fossils in Mongolia by the American expedition led by Roy Chapman Andrews in the 1920s prompted Soviet plans to organize a paleontological expedition to the area. The article describes the process of its preparation and why the expedition, led by I. A. Efremov, could not depart earlier than 1946. The Soviet Academy of Sciences coordinated its plans with the Mongolian Scientific Committee, which helped to choose the path and locations that would prove crucial for the expedition's success. The Academy also had to ensure approval from the Soviet government for an international expedition, which was not trivial in the tense political situation of the late 1940s and illustrates the intricacies of state control over the international activities of Soviet scientists.
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I. A. Efremov, A. A. Borisiak, paleontological expeditions, Mongolian scientific committee, USSR Academy of Sciences
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01.01.2016
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