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Vladimir Petrovich Platonov (born 1939), Soviet mathematician. Platonov, a member of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences, was the Director of the Institute of Mathematics for that Academy from 1977 to 1992. From 1993 to 2001, he was a mathematics professor at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He was awarded the Lenin Prize in 1978, and the Humboldt Prize in 1993. His work has been in areas such as algebra and number theory, and he has contributed to the development and solution of several theories and problems. Photographed in Belarus, in 1978.
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