Academia in Upheaval: Origins, Transfers, and Transformations of the Communist Academic Regime in Russia and East Central Europe

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23 Scientific conference of the Moldavian Base of the USSR Acad-
emy of Sciences
26-29 Meeting of the biology division of the USSR Academy of Sciences

November
5 Meeting of workers of the Armenian ministry of public health

December
3-4 Meeting of agricultural specialists of the Far East in Vladivostok
10 Scientific meeting of the division of medical sciences of the
Estonian Academy of Sciences
26 Meeting of scientists, agriculture specialists, and party advis-
ers of Kazakhstan

NOTES
1.
For details, see Avi Shlaim, The United States and the Berlin Blockade, 1948-1949 ( Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1983).
2.
The Communist Information Bureau (Cominform) was created in September 1947 to coordinate the activity of Communist parties in Europe and elsewhere.
3.
A bibliography of the Lysenko controversy would include hundreds of items ranging from solid monographs to short notes in periodicals. For the most voluminous and detailed studies, see Zhores Medvedev, The Rise and Fall of T D. Lysenko ( New York: Columbia University Press, 1969); David Joravsky, The Lysenko Affair ( Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1986); Loren R. Graham, Science and Philosophy in the Soviet Union ( New York: Vintage Books, 1974); Dominique Lecourt, Proletarian Science? The Case of Lysenko ( London: NLB, 1977); Valery A. Soyfer, T D. Lysenko and the Tragedy of Soviet Science ( New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1994); Nikolai Krementsov, Stalinist Science ( Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1997). For a comprehensive biography of its main protagonist, see Mark B. Adams, "Lysenko, Trofim Denisovich," in Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. Frederic L. Holmes, vol. 18, suppl. 2 ( New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990), 574-578.
4.
Trofim D. Lysenko, "Concluding Remarks," in The Situation in Biological Science ( New York: International Publishers, 1949), 605.
5
.See, for instance, Conway Zirkle, Death of a Science in Russia ( Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1949).
6
.See Kirill Rossianov, "Editing Nature," Isis 84, no. 4 ( 1993): 728-745.
7.
See Krementsov, Stalinist Science, 227-253.
8.
See, for instance, Michael I. Lerner, Genetics in the USSR: An Obituary ( Vancouver: University of British Columbia, 1950).

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