Rukhin Lev Borisovich
Born in Moscow.
From the age of 13 he began an independent working life,
combining work with studies at a secondary school, then a
topographical technical school in Leningrad.
Rukhin’s great abilities, his sense of purpose, diligence and
thirst for knowledge enabled him to successfully complete the
geographical and geological faculties of Leningrad University in two
He was immediately enrolled as a graduate student in the
department of paleontology and already in 1935 he defended his
thesis, which then came out in the form of a monograph.
At Leningrad University, to which Rukhin gave more than half of
his life, he went from an assistant to a professor.
In the military in 1943, at the age of 31, he defended his
The main works of Rukhin are devoted to lithology and
In the study of sedimentary rocks, he was one of the first to use
statistical methods, laid the foundation for the study of particle
size distribution to establish the genesis of the ancient sands.
In his work Fundamentals of Lithology, Rukhin examined the stages
and conditions of formation of sedimentary rocks, described the
methods of facies analysis, identified the main types of sedimentary
formations, established the patterns of their formation and
In addition to his active scientific activities, Professor Rukhin
devoted much of his strength and attention to pedagogical work,
passing on his knowledge and experience to the younger generation
through lectures, textbooks, reference books and methodological
During his short life, Rukhin published about 150 articles,
guidelines, reference books, monographs, among which are the
fundamental works “Fundamentals of Lithology” and “Fundamentals of
His scientific and pedagogical activity was awarded the Order "Badge
of Honor" and medals.
He died in a car accident in Leningrad at the intersection of
Bolshoi Prospekt and the 16th line of Vasilyevsky Island.
He was buried at the
Cape in the northwest of
Jackson Island archipelago Franz
The name was given in 1960 by the participants of the
glaciological expedition of the AANII S.A.
Govorukha and I.M.
Approved by the decision of the Arkhangelsk Regional Executive
Committee of August 26, 1963.