On 23 December 2020, Academician Nikolai Leontievich Dobretsov, a prominent scientist, a classic of Russian and world geology of the last decades of the 20th century and the first two decades of the 21st century, an outstanding organizer of science, and a prominent statesman, passed away in the 85th year of his age.

N.L. Dobretsov was born on 15 January 1936 in Leningrad in the family of scientists. His maternal grandfather Nikolai Georgievich Kell’, parents, and elder brother Georgii Leontievich, an excellent geologist, Doctor in Geology and Mineralogy, a famous specialist in the geology and magmatism of Kazakhstan, fostered his...

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