The year of 2016 was marked by two memorable dates in the history of Russian and Soviet petroleum geology. September 9 is the 145th anniversary of the birth of Academician I.M. Gubkin, a founder of Russian petroleum geology also known as an excellent researcher, statesman, and organizer of the USSR oil industry. This year is also the 105th birthday of Academician A.A. Trofimuk, one of the discoverers of the Volga–Ural, West Siberian, Lena–Tunguska, and Okhotsk petroleum provinces, and one of the founders of the Siberian Branch, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, a true inheritor of the legacy of I.M....

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