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Sergei Vasiljevich Lebedev (1874-1934), Soviet chemist. Lebedev is best known as the inventor of a method of making synthetic rubber, helping the Soviet Union to have the largest synthetic rubber industry in the world by 1940. He also developed synthetic motor oils. He was a Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Photographed in 1924, in Russia.
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