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Nikolai Aleksandrovich Tsytovich (1900-1984), Soviet engineer. Tsytovich studied at the Leningrad Institute for Civil Engineers. His career mainly involved the study of the principles of constructing buildings in frozen soils. His textbook 'Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics' (1934) was translated into several languages. He was elected a Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1943. From 1957 he was President of the Soviet branch of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. His awards include the USSR State Prize. Photographed in Moscow, Russia, in 1970.
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