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date: 14 December 2019

Kistiakowsky, George Bogdanlocked

(18 November 1900–07 December 1982)
  • Elizabeth Noble Shor

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Kistiakowsky, George Bogdan (18 November 1900–07 December 1982), chemist and government adviser, was born in Kiev, Russia, the son of Bogdan Kistiakowsky, a professor of legal philosophy at the University of Kiev, and Marie Berenstam. Kistiakowsky attended private schools in Moscow and Kiev. Concluding during the revolution of 1917 that the Bolsheviks were completely authoritarian, he sympathized with the anti-Bolshevik cause and joined the White Russian army during World War I as a soldier in the infantry and the tank corps. After enduring a bout of typhus, he fled from the Red Army on a commandeered ship and spent a year in the Balkans and Turkey....

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