History of GeolCom – TsNIGRI – VSEGEI is sketched. Unique historical events influenced the development of these institutions, which is reflected in the special stages that are consistent with the periods of world wars and revolutionary restructuring in the economic relations in the country. Changes in the structure of institutions and the thematic focus of work did not occur spontaneously, but in accordance with the tasks that arose for the community in the regional geological study of the country, creation of the raw material base and its use.
Such a peculiar “chronological table” on particular factual material gives the reader an idea of the main historical stages in the development of one of the leading A.P. Karpinsky Russian (until 1992, All-Union) Geological Research Institute (VSEGEI) originates from the first state geological institution in Russia, the Geological Committee, which was established thanks to the long-term efforts of famous Russian geologists: G.P. Helmersen, G.D. Romanovsky, N.P. Barbot-de-Marni, V.G. Erofeev, A.A. Inostrantsev, A.P. Karpinsky, V.I. Moeller, Yu.Ir. Polovinkina, I.M. Pokrovskaya, E.O. Pogrebitsky, V.A. Obruchev, S.N. Nikitin, D.V. Nalivkin, L.S. Librovich, N.G. Kassin, I.I. Gorsky, A.A. Borisyak, K.I. Bogdanovich, Yu.A. Bilibin и других.