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Kistiakowsky, George Bogdan

Elizabeth Noble Shor

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780195082098
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:
Kistiakowsky, George Bogdan

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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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