Vlasov, Kuzma Alekseevich

(Figure) VLASOV, Kuzma Alekseevich

VLASOV, Kuzma Alekseevich (RU: Власов, Кузьма Алексеевич) is the Soviet geochemist, the corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1953). Vlasov is the member of the CPSU since the 1939. Vlasov has graduated from the Moscow Agricultural Academy named after K. A. Timiryazev (1931). During the 1932-52, Vlasov worked at the Institute of the Geological Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Since the 1949, Vlasov was the Scientific Secretary of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, and during the 1954-57, Vlasov was the deputy of the Chief Scientific Secretary of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Vlasov is the founder and 1st director (since the 1953) of the Laboratory of the mineralogy and geochemistry of the rare elements (since the 1956, the Institute of the Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Crystal Chemistry of the Rare Elements of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR). Vlasov has developed the textural-paragenetic classification for the rare-metallic pegmatites. Vlasov has scientifically substantiated for the first time the national economic significance of the raw materials base of the rare metals within the USSR. Vlasov has been awarded with the Governmental Prize of the USSR (1967, posthumously) for the "Geochemistry, mineralogy, and genetic types of the deposits of the rare elements" monograph (vols. 1-3, Moscow, 1964-66; the chief editor); Vlasov has been awarded with the Prize named after V. I. Vernadsky (1950). Vlasov is the corresponding member of the French geological society, and the member of the London geological society (1962). In honor of Vlasov, there has been named the vlasovite mineral, namely, the silicate of zirconium, which has been discovered during the 1961.