Ravich Mikhail Girshevich
Arctic and Antarctic geologist, Doctor of Geological and
Mineralogical Sciences (1954), Professor, State Prize Winner of the
USSR (1971), holder of the Order
of the Red Banner of Labor, medal "For
Labor Valor", "For
Born in Gomel, graduated from the Geological Survey Faculty of
the Leningrad Mining Institute (1936).
He began work in Dalstroi, Yakutgealtrest, in the industrial
department of the Yakutsk regional committee, the Arctic Institute,
from 1948 in NIIGA, where he went from laboratory to deputy director
of the institute for scientific work.
The main areas of Ravich's own scientific activities were the
geology of the polar regions (Kola Peninsula, Taimyr, Yakutia,
Antarctica), magmatism and metamorphism, and Precambrian geology.
He successfully combined research and organizational activities,
for 25 years he defined the scientific areas of work of the
it is widely developed geological mapping, multifaceted geological
studies of the polar regions, geophysical studies.
Ravych was a member of five Soviet Antarctic
expeditions, was the vice-president of the international commission
on the geological map of the world, an honorary member of the
international community of researchers in the geology of the polar
is terrible, it was hardly found.
the Taimyr Bay. Named
by geologists from the Arctic Research Institute of Geology.