Boris Alexandrowitsch Lindener

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Boris Alexandrovich Lindener ( Russian Борис Александрович Линденер * July 30 . Jul / 11. August  1884 greg. In Malaya Piza, government Nizhny Novgorod ; † 10. September 1960 in Kirovsk ) was a Russian mineralogist and university teachers .


Lindener graduated from high school with a gold medal. Then he studied at the natural history department of the physics and mathematics faculty of Moscow University under Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky , graduating in 1911. From 1909 he was librarian of the Moscow Society of Naturalists . After graduation, he became an assistant at the Department of Mineralogy of Moscow Schanjawski -Volksuniversität at Alexander Fersman . He was in contact with Dmitri Ivanovich Muschketow , who from 1907-1916 took part in the expedition to the Ferghana Valley led by Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky together with Dmitri Vasilyevich Naliwkin . In 1913 Lindener became curator of the Museum of Geology and Mineralogy of the Academy of Sciences (AN) in Petrograd and remained so after the October Revolution . From 1915 he taught mineralogy at the University of Petrograd (until 1922).

Lindener was an expert in the spectroscopy of minerals . He organized expeditions for the AN and took part in radium expeditions from 1914 to 1915. He developed vanadium ore deposits in the Fergana Valley .

Lindener was arrested on December 17, 1926 and sentenced by the Leningrad City Court on July 26, 1927 for embezzlement of state property to 10 years imprisonment and 5 years of loss of civil rights. He declined to testify against Fersman to alleviate his fate. He came to the Solovetsky camp in 1927 and then worked in Medvezhjegorsk on the construction of the White Sea-Baltic Canal . In 1931 he became chief of control squads in an ore mine and also the head of the geological department and in 1932 deputy director of the apatite - Combine . In 1933 he came to Chibinogorsk (from 1935 Kirovsk). In 1934 he got his freedom back.

In 1935 Lindener became director of the House of Technology in Kirovsk. He set up the Geological Museum of the Apatite Trust and completed the mineral collection of the Haus der Technik. In 1937 he took for the Apatit Trust on XVII. International Geology Congress in Moscow. He set up a technical center for mining science and chemistry and a mineral museum in Kirovsk .

During the German-Soviet War , he worked in a phosphate mine in Verkhnyaya Kama district from 1941 to 1943 . Then he returned to Kirovsk to work in the House of Technology. In 1957 he retired.


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