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A.P. Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute
A.P. Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute (VSEGEI) is a successor and custodian of traditions of the first state geological institution in Russia, the Geological Committee, which was established in Saint Petersburg on 31 January 1882 by the decree of Emperor Alexander III for the purpose of systematic study of geological structure and compilation of the geological map of Russia, as well as for resolving of practical issues on prospectivity estimation of the country’s territory for different mineral resources.

History of GeolCom-VSEGEI is in fact the history of the country’s geological survey, the history of real patriotism and public spirit of Russian geologists, their fundamental role in economic development and security protection of the country. Norilsk, Magadan, Bilibino, Neftekamsk, Solikamsk, Balkhash, Dzhezkazgan, Tyrnyauz, Slantsy, Boxitogorsk, Solnechny, Kemerovo and many other towns and villages owe their origination to mineral deposits discovered by GeolCom-VSEGEI geologists.

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