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Geography of Soviet Science

It is not out of place but very urgent these days to recall [Mikhail] Lomonosov's ideas on the close union between science and practice or "the arts" as he used to call it. He wrote: "Science shows arts the way; the arts hasten the origin of science. Both serve the common benefit." Great are the tasks facing Soviet science today. One of them is to extend the geography of science. In this respect, I should like to mention the need to pay greater attention to the scientific institutions in the coastal areas of the North.

…Today there are hundreds of educational institutions in the region, three institutes and several consultation bureaux from institutions of higher education in the capital and Leningrad. But their work is impaired by a shortage of scientific staff, the poorly developed material...

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