200 years of the Imperial Saint Petersburg –All-Union–Russian Mineralogical Society

Marin Yu. B., Rundquist D. V.

Zapiski RMO (Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society). 2017. V. 146. N 1. P. 3-14

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Language: Russian


The paper describes principal stages in the history of the Russian Mineralogical Society—one of the oldest mineralogical societies in the world, which in January 2017 has celebrated the 200th anniversary of its foundation. There is displayed the role of the Mineralogical Society in development of Earth’s sciences and the spreading of mineral-resources base of the Russia. Actually, the Society is focused upon quite certain directions in its activity, and it impacts certain challenges in the current situation.

Key words: Russian Mineralogical Society, 200 years, key stages in the history, principal directions in activity, current challenges.